Fiat stands for Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino, founded in 1899. In 1906, the abbreviation FIAT officially changed to the current name Fiat in lower case. Today it is the largest Italian car manufacturer and now part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Fiat is especially successful with small (family) cars, especially in Europe. The 500 is legendary in all its versions.
As the name of the umbrella company indicates, the American Chrysler is a partner of Fiat. Furthermore, Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Lancia and Maserati and the American brands Dodge and Jeep belong to the group.
Fiat car of the year
Noteworthy: Fiat has already won the European Car of the Year title nine times: 1967 – Fiat 124; 1970 – Fiat 128; 1972 – Fiat 127; 1984 – Fiat Uno; 1989 – Fiat Tipo; 1995 – Fiat Punto; 1996 – Fiat Bravo / Brava 2004 – Fiat Panda and 2008 – Fiat 500.