Interesting Facts About Fiat

Interesting Facts About Fiat

Maybe it sounds like a small car company, but Fiat is one of the biggest car manufacturer in the world. Maybe you don’t like their models, but you like Alfa Romeo, Lancia or Ferrari. Well, these companies are owned by fiat. Now you know why the Ferrari Formula 1 car has a Fiat badge on the nose. But, there are many more facts about this company.
•    In 1997, Fiat made a deal with Tata Motors in India. Their partnership is known as Fiat India Automobiles Private Limited.
•    In 2008, Fiat 500 won the European Car of the Year award. However, the first Fiat car who won it was a Fiat 124 in 1967.
•    Fiat has a 60% stake in Chrysler. These two companies work together.
•    During the World War II, Fiat made military vehicles for the Italian Army.
•    Fiat is leader in Brazil. This is the second place where Fiat cars are produced the most. The first place is Italy.
•    You know that Fiat makes cars. But, in the past they produced: carriages, aircrafts, railway motors and military vehicles.
•    The nickname of the first Fiat 500 was Topolino. It means ‘’a little mouse’’. This was one of the most popular cars that Fiat ever made. The new Fiat 500 is based on the original Fiat 500.
•    Abarth is a special department that tunes up Fiat cars. Even Fiat 500 has the Abarth version. It has 170bhp.
•    Fiat Panda has a weight of just 700kg. This is 1550 pounds. The top speed is 85mph.
•    The Fiat 126 replaced the original Fiat 500.
•    In 1989, Fiat Tipo won the European Car of the year award.
•    Fiat stands for Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino.

 

 

 

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