The small line of cars from Fiat is presented in the list below so you can outfit your car with the right tires.
- Fiat 500
- Fiat 500X
- Fiat 124 Spider
- Fiat 500L
- Fiat 500E
- Fiat Abarth
History Of Fiat Automobiles
FIAT., Fabbrica Italiana di Automobili Torino began on July 11th, 1899, and was founded by Italian businessman Giovanni Agnelli. In 1990, Fiat opened its first manufacturing plant, and a team of 35 employees built an astounding 24 cars. These 24 vehicles were known as the 3 ½ CV. Bearing a reputation for ingenuity and having a talented engineering staff, Fiat was able to produce a small profit in 3 years and by 1903 they were able to produce 135 cars. That number rose to an astonishing 1,149 cars by 1906. The biggest years were still yet to come.
In 1908, Fiat experienced a year of growth that would propel it forward in the automobile industry for years to come. That year, the very first Fiat was exported to the United States, the very first Fiat aircraft engine was created, and Fiat taxis grew in popularity among the crowds in Europe. The company was on the rise quickly and had no plans on slowing down.
By 1910, FIAT had become the largest automobile company in all of Italy; the same year a new manufacturing plant was built in America by the brand new American F.I.A.T. Automobile company. Fiat was without a doubt one of the most luxurious cars anyone could own at the time; by 1918 a Fiat was 12-times more expensive than Ford’s iconic Model T. World War I slowed down the production of vehicles, but Fiat continued to expand afterward, creating their first tractor, dubbed the 702, right after the war concluded. By 1920, Fiat had become an automotive giant, owning 80% of the Italian market.
Fiat’s power only grew from there and by 1925, they owned 87% of the Italian car market. In 1928, they produced the 509, which was one of the first cars to include insurance in the purchase price. The Agnelli family had built one of the most successful car companies that the world had ever seen. The Fiat dominated in both the American and European markets with a car more luxurious than anything else that existed at the time.
But the Agnelli family would lose the company in 1945 to the Italian government and wouldn’t have it returned to them for 18 years.
Giovanni Agnelli’s grandson, “Gianni” Agnelli became the general manager of Fiat in 1963, where he remained for 3 years until becoming the chairman in 1966. He would serve as the chairman for the next 30 years until 1996.
Fiat has generated hundreds of thousands of jobs for Italy and has produced millions of cars that owners love for the luxury and beautiful ingenuity. Fiat officially merged with Chrysler in October of 2014 to become Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and now the two are working together to bring even greater products in the future that will undoubtedly change the landscape of the automobile industry. Fiat began as a powerhouse and owned the European car market, and now it looks to have a say in revolutionizing the global car market.