Fiat cars: did you know?
Fiat was founded in Turin, 1899 by a group including local businessman Giovanni Agnelli. By 1910 Fiat had become the biggest car manufacturer in Italy.
In 1923, Fiat opened their Lingotto factory, with its iconic roof test track. Fiat continued its growth with the development of the original 500 city car in 1957, leading to ongoing innovations that have now culminated in the TwinAir engine – the world’s lowest emission petrol engine that can achieve fuel economy of 69 mpg.
Fiat owns Ferrari, arguably the most famous Italian car manufacturer and possibly the most famous supercar brand.
Like many companies, Fiat sells merchandise with their branding that doesn’t really have anything to do with their product. Items available on the Fiat website include the usual jackets, pens and baseball caps, but people can also buy Fiat 500 bracelets and necklaces, a sterling silver automatic pencil, laptop bags and a makeup holder for a Fiat 500.