A Quick Look at the History of FIAT

June 29th, 2018 by

Two fiat models doing donuts in the snow
Fiat history starts way back in 1899, and Fiat’s been making history ever since. Now famous for modern city cars and superminis, the Fiat brand started at the turn of the century across the ocean from Mokena, founded as Fabbrica Italiana Automobil Torino – F.I.A.T. At the time, Fiat produced just 24 cars per year. So, what’s happened since then?

How Legendary Fiat Reliability Came About

By 1904, Fabbrica Italiana Automobil Torino was rolling out 135 vehicles annually.

In 1906, they changed the name to the now familiar FIAT.

They went on to make numerous hit models towards the end of 1920, including the impressively economical 514.

Forced to stop producing civilian vehicles during the war, Fiat returned in a blaze of glory. with Italy’s first jet, Italy’s first diesel powered passenger car, and iconic models like the 500 and 600. The Fiats you’ll see on 294 and around Orland Park all have their roots in this impressive and storied past.

If you’d like to experience the cutting-edge of Fiat performance for yourself, all it takes is a trip to Bettenhausen CDJR. Contact us today to arrange a test drive or find out more.

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