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Fiat Automobiles S.p.A. is an Italian automaker and a subsidiary of FCA Italy S.p.A., which is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Fiat Automobiles is the largest automobile manufacturer in Italy.
For over a century until the late 1980s, it remained the largest automaker in Europe. Currently, FCA is the world's eighth-largest automaker.

History

Founded in 1899, the first Fiat plant opened in 1900, selling 24 cars. In 1903 Fiat produced its first truck. In 1908, the first Fiat aircraft engine was produced. At the same time, Fiat taxis became popular in Europe.
By 1910, Fiat was the largest automaker in Italy. That same year, the American F.I.A.T. Automobile Company was founded in the US.
In 1923, Fiat opened its Lingotto factory, the first Fiat factory to use assembly lines.
After WWII, Fiat manufactured a range of small economy cars. In 1969, it took a 50% stake in Ferrari. In 1986, Fiat acquired Alfa Romeo. Maserati was taken over in 1993.
In 2014, Fiat was merged into the new Netherlands-based holding company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCA).

Current Lineup

Currently, Fiat markets a range of compact and subcompact cars. Larger and/or more premium segments are addressed by Alfa Romeo and Maserati.

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Products

Thumbnail of product Fiat Tipo (356) Sedan (2015)

Fiat Tipo (356) Sedan (2015)

Fiat Tipo (Type 356) Sedan is an entry-level compact sedan in production from 2015. It is available with a range of inline-4 engines that displaced 1.2 to 1.6 liters. Based on the Tipo hatchback, the Sedan has an awkward styling. Its engines are rather...
Neoscore 22%NEX score 46%
Thumbnail of product Fiat 500C Convertible (2009-2015)

Fiat 500C Convertible (2009-2015)

Fiat 500C is an entry-level subcompact convertible in production from 2009 to 2015. It was available with a range of inline-2 and inline-4 engines that displaced 0.9 to 1.4 liters. Based on the Fiat 500 hatchback, the 500C has a flimsy folding soft top...
Neoscore 17%NEX score 59%
Thumbnail of product Fiat Barchetta (183) Convertible (1995-2005)

Fiat Barchetta (183) Convertible (1995-2005)

Fiat Barchetta (Type 183) is an entry-level subcompact convertible in production from 1995 to 2005. It was powered by a naturally-aspirated inline-4 engine that displaced 1.7 liters paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. Almost an MX-5 look-aliike, t...
Neoscore 12%
Thumbnail of product Fiat 500X Crossover (2014-2018)

Fiat 500X Crossover (2014-2018)

Fiat 500X is an entry-level subcompact crossover in production from 2014 to 2018, whereupon it received a facelift. It was available with a range of inline-4 engines that displaced 1.2 to 2.4 liters. Based on the Fiat 500, the 500X is a little ugly. It...
Neoscore 24%
Thumbnail of product Fiat Sedici facelift Crossover (2009-2014)

Fiat Sedici facelift Crossover (2009-2014)

Fiat Sedici facelift is an entry-level subcompact crossover in production from 2009 to 2014. It was available with a range of inline-4 engines that displaced 1.6 to 2.0 liters. Compared to the pre-facelift model, the facelifted Sedici received a FWD op...
Neoscore 12%
Thumbnail of product Fiat Sedici Crossover (2005-2009)

Fiat Sedici Crossover (2005-2009)

Fiat Sedici is an entry-level subcompact crossover in production from 2005 to 2009, whereupon it received a facelift. It was available with a range of inline-4 engines that displaced 1.6 to 1.9 liters. Manufactured by Suzuki and also sold as Suzuki SX4...
Neoscore 9%

Articles

Thumbnail for article FCA Cooperates with the City of Turin on the Turin Geofencing Lab Project for Restricted Traffic Zone Access by Plug-In Hybrids

FCA Cooperates with the City of Turin on the Turin Geofencing Lab Project for Restricted Traffic Zone Access by Plug-In Hybrids

On 3 June 2020, the City of Turin entered into an agreement with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to pilot the integration of electrified mobility with the restrict...
04 Jun 2020

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