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Who Makes Fiat?

The best place to start is to tell you what FIAT stands for: “Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino.” This translates to “Italian Automobiles Factory, Turin.” Where does the name come from? A factory in Italy, where FIAT was founded 120 years ago. Many years later, FIAT now heads up the FIAT Chrysler Automobiles OEM group, which also houses Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, RAM, and Alfa Romeo. Join FIAT of Tacoma as we explore the storied past and legacy of FIAT in a short history lesson, below.

History of the Turin FIAT Factory

Giovanni Agnelli founded FIAT in 1899, effectively distinguishing himself as the creative brains of the operation. Later, at the turn of the century, FIAT opened its first factory in Turin, Italy. They would go on to produce 24 vehicles that year. Among those first 24 vehicles was FIAT’s first mode, named the 3 ½ CV. FIAT would later open its largest Turin factory in 1922, which became known as the Lingotto factory. The Lingotto building served as the main FIAT hub, and it even boasted an indoor test track. After World War II, the factory was put to use producing supplies for the Allied Forces.

Some years later, FIAT expanded its Italian-based manufacturing to Cassino,Termini Imerese, Brindisi, Vasto, Termoli, Bari, Sulmona, and Lecce.

Who Manufactures FIAT Cars?

Over decades of business, FIAT expanded its reach, opening factories in multiple countries. Starting in 1908, FIAT has since opened factories in:

  • USA
  • Russia
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Serbia
  • China
  • India

FIAT and the Chrysler Automotive Group married in 2014. The two are now known as FIAT Chrysler Automobiles, who makes the FIAT 500. After this, FIAT’s international influence grew exponentially, making FIAT the household name it is today. The FIAT models of today are known for their sophisticated yet compact, easily maneuverable builds. Pro-tip: If you’re not a fan of parallel parking, consider a FIAT!

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Discover Your FIAT at FIAT of Tacoma near Lakewood Today!

Ready to get behind the wheel and turn heads on Seattle streets in your very own FIAT? Browse our new inventory to find a model you love, learn about FIAT safety, then contact us to schedule a test drive near Olympia. For a great deal on a new FIAT, check out our latest new vehicle specials.

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3740 South Tacoma Way
Tacoma, WA, 98409 United States
(253) 267-8722
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