Fiat is an Italian car brand that is renowned all over the world. The brand is famous not just for its car products but also for other merchandise like metallurgical goods, motorcycles and aeronautic transports. Aside from that, the company is also known for some services that are not directly related to automotives. Included in those services are the construction and agricultural equipment, car accessories and components and metals. Fiat as a company is also known to offer insurance products and services like leisure travel, information technology and publishing.
But it is still very evident that Fiat is a brand most notable for its car products. As a vehicle maker, Fiat has been around for more than one century. The car manufacturing firm was established in Turin in Northern Italy in 1899. Fiat, which was an acronym for Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino, was a company established by a bunch of investors that include Italian businessman Giovanni Agnelli.
Fiat cars are very outstanding. As a matter of fact, the car brand Fiat has received the most number of prestigious European Car of the Year awards in its entire duration of existence. The car brand has gotten 11 such awards since 1967 for its Fiat 124 model. The latest European Car of the Year recognition the company received was in 2004 for the Fiat Panda car model.
Aside from the distinct features recognised by the prestigious and industry-wide award giving body, there is so much about Fiat that makes it worthy of trust and recognition. First, Fiat is known for its innovative exterior and interior designs. Because Fiat existed initially as an industrial car producer, its research efforts in the past decades are being integrated even in the current car models that carry the Fiat tag name.
The engine used and installed in every Fiat brand truly reflects superior quality and yields unparalleled performance. With sleek and comfortable designs, car owners and users would surely desire to use Fiat cars in their everyday vehicle needs and purchases. With this feature, Fiat as a car brand is very much widely patronised all over the world. Fiat cars are now assembled in Argentina, Brazil, and Poland and in Italy. Joint ventures with other interested car assemblers make it possible for Fiat to also rule in Egypt, Turkey, France, India, China and South Africa.
As a vehicle maker, Fiat has also branched from cars to other forms of autos. Now, the brand is also well known for its foray into the manufacture of construction and agricultural equipment, motorcycles and even aeronautic vehicles. Fiat has been involved in aircraft making since after World War I. In fact, the company came up with its own fighter planes called Fiat CR.32, Fiat CR.42 and the G.91 light-weight ground attack aircrafts.
For commercial vehicles, Fiat makes fire fighting vehicles and buses. There's the Light Commercial Vehicle arm of the company that makes these models, which include Fiat Scudo, Fiat Ducato and Fiat Doblo.
There is so much that is awesome about Fiat. The next time you visit your car dealer, be sure to check out the latest offerings from this wonderful car manufacturer.
Original Authors: Manny
Edit Update Authors: M.A.Harris
Updated On: 10/06/2008