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Fiat Cars

Fiat offers 2 new car models in Midsize segment, 4 in Small segment, 1 in Sports segment in India. Choose a Fiat car to know prices, features, reviews and photos.

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About Fiat

Fiat S.p.A. which is an acronym for Fabbrica Italino Automobilo Turino (which means Italian Automobile Factory of Turin) is an Italian automaker .... ...read more

Fiat S.p.A. which is an acronym for Fabbrica Italino Automobilo Turino (which means Italian Automobile Factory of Turin) is an Italian automaker which has been manufacturing cars since as early as 1899. Fiat was formed by a group of investors which includes Giovanni Agnelli. Today Fiat is Italy’s largest car maker.

Fiat India Automobiles Limited is a 50-50 Industrial Joint Venture between Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A and Tata Motors which was incorporated on 2nd January, 1997. The agreement was signed on 19th October, 2007. The current board of directors for this company has five nominees each from Fiat and Tata. The production plant is based out in Ranjangaon, in the Pune district, Maharashtra and it employs over 600 employees.

Fiat, which holds a 50% stake in the Company, also owns and controls five internationally renowned brands:- Fiat Automobiles, Alfa Romeo Automobiles, Lancia Automobiles, Abarth and Fiat Light Commercial Vehicles, the makers of renowned cars such as the Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo and Lancia besides the Fiat branded cars.

History

The roots of Fiat in India are much deeper than FIAL formation. In 1951, Premier Automobiles Limited produced Fiat 500 for the Indian market. Later on in 1954, the 500 was replaced by the Fiat 1100. In 1973 Premier renamed the 1100 as the Premier Padmini and in 1984 the Indian manufacturer launched the Fiat 124 as Premier 118NE and 138D. In the 1990s, Premier bought in the Uno and the Siena under the Fiat brand name.

Fiat launched its Palio in the year 2001, which was probably one hatchback which won the hearts of many and numerous awards as well. The Palio was launched with 1.2 and 1.6-litre petrol engines and a 1.9-litre diesel engine. In its initial stages, the Palio was a hatchback with a peppy engine (the 1.6-litre is still one of the quickest hatchbacks ever sold in India), spacious and stylish interiors, ride and handling a class apart from its competition. In April 2007, Fiat relaunched its Palio as the Palio Stile with 1.1 and 1.6-litre petrol engines and 1.3-litre multijet diesel engine which it was already supplying to Maruti Suzuki to power the diesel variant of the Swift.

The Fiat car range

Fiat 500: In 2008, the auto major began expanding its car portfolio by re-launching the 500 (this time on its own) in July 2008. The 500 is the iconic Italian common man’s car, which was re-launched with refreshed styling and engine. The 500 sold in India is a CBU and is powered by the same 1.3-litre multijet engine.

Fiat Linea: On 14th January 2009, the company launched its sedan called the Linea (which means lines in Italian) with 1.4-litre petrol engine and a 1.3-litre diesel engine. This sedan was the first one to get a new feature called Blue&Me which is basically a Microsoft designed software to pair Bluetooth phones with the car, play music on USB stick with controls mounted on the steering wheel.

Fiat Grande Punto: On 17th June 2009, Fiat launched its most awaited hatchback, the Grande Punto which had changed its fortunes in international markets, and the company expects it to be its trump card in India as well. The Italian car manufacturer had delayed the launched of the Grande Punto to increase its service network across India, to meet the sales demand of its customers. The Grande Punto was launched in 1.2-litre and 1.4-litre petrol and 1.3-litre multijet engines, with the 1.2-litre petrol engine being available only on the lowest trim level on petrol engines. At the start of 2010, Fiat even launched the higher trims on the 1.2-litre petrol except for the top-of-the-line (Emotion Pack). On 16th July 2010, it added a 90hp 1.3-litre multijet engine (apart from the 75bhp 1.3-litre engine) to the Grande Punto’s portfolio, a hatchback for performance enthusiasts.

Fiat Palio Stile: The Italian auto maker discontinued its Palio Stile, when the new Bharat Stage-IV come into existence, and Fiat is promoting its Grande Punto, especially after it started to offer more trim levels on the Grande Punto 1.2.

Fiat Linea T-Jet: This is something very big for the company and even the followers who have been waiting for something that’s quick. The Linea will get a new engine option which is a 1.4-litre T-Jet (petrol with turbocharger) which will produce 110bhp and will be on power with all its competitors when it comes to outright performance.



Fiat Road Tests / First Drives

  • Fiat Linea 125S First Drive
    08 Aug 2016 by Ninad Ambre

    The Fiat Linea 125S is the more powerful and sportier version of the Italian carmaker's standard sedan. Thanks to the retuned T-Jet engine, the 125S has now become the most powerful ...

  • Fiat Punto Pure First Drive Review
    26 Apr 2016 by Venkat Desirazu

    The Fiat Punto Pure is the Italian automaker’s effort to get some sales going in the lucrative B-segment. It is a revival of sorts of the Grande Punto but in a more affordable ...

  • Fiat Abarth 595 Competizione Review
    06 Aug 2015 by Omkar Thakur

    A turbocharged petrol engine, paddle shifts, performance genes and a car built by the Italians - What more could I ask for my first outing on the Buddh International Circuit – ...

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Fiat User Reviews

My experience with Punto Evo Emotion Diesel
for Fiat Punto Evo on 21-Sep-2016 by malinijayan@gmail.com
Exterior Good. I like the overall design. Interior (Features, Space & Comfort) Good. The seatheight is adjustable. Good view from driver seat. Engine Performance, Fuel...
My First New Car
for Fiat Punto Pure on 09-Aug-2016 by Murali
Exterior I am ok with the overall look, tail looks much better than the head. Interior (Features, Space & Comfort) Minimum features with good price compared with the...
Akash Doijode
for Fiat Punto Evo on 22-Jun-2016 by Akash
Exterior I love the design and chrome finish,The metal is so heavy that you can survive any sort of major accidents(Just open the door/Bonnet and compare with other...
An Honest Review
for Fiat Punto Evo on 29-May-2016 by Sri
Exterior What can we say? She is a Head Turner-The Italian Beauty! Park and Admire. If you love cars,you will fall in love with it. Every time you shut the door(Literally bang...
Crooked and shady service by Kashyap Okhla ruined the engine
for Fiat Linea on 28-May-2016 by Manish Kumar
I was driving Linea for few years. It is a Very good machine and a value for money car. My car was getting serviced every 15k Km regularly plus any other small issue noticed were...
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