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Fiat SUVs: overview and specifications

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Fiat SUVs: overview and specifications
Fiat SUVs: overview and specifications

Fiat is the largest Italian automobile company. It was founded in 1899. A year later, the company's first plant was opened in the city of Turin. The enterprise staff consisted of 150 people.

In 1908, the first assembly line in Europe was launched on it. Prior to this, such a device was used only at American Ford plants. In the same year, the first foreign branch of companies in the United States was opened.

Eight years later, Fiat began cooperation with a Russian plant. In 1916, FIAT 15 Ter trucks began to be produced in Moscow, which were used for the needs of the army. After some time, they became the basis for the first Soviet trucks.

Currently, the corporation includes leading Italian and American automotive brands. Fiat exports its products to 190 countries around the world. The company has factories in 62 states. More than 250 thousand people work at these enterprises. The company's racing models have won numerous prestigious sports series awards.

The ancestor of Soviet cars

In 1966, together with Italian specialists, a VAZ plant was built in Tolyatti. Therefore, Fiat canconsidered the ancestor of not only Soviet trucks, but also "people's" cars. Currently, FIAT Albea and Doblo are assembled at the plant in Naberezhnye Chelny, and FIAT Ducato is assembled at the Sollers-Yelabuga plant.

Fiat SUVs and specifications

Almost all SUVs of the Italian company are designed in collaboration with Japanese and American brands. The Fiat Fullback is the result of the Italian company's partnership with Mitsubishi. This SUV was first presented at the Dubai Motor Show in 2015. And official sales of Fiat Fullback began in 2016.

Externally, the SUV almost completely repeats the design of the Mitsubishi L200. The main differences are the bumper relief and the "European" radiator grille. This Fiat SUV is equipped with a 2.4 liter diesel engine. Its maximum speed is 177 km/h. Fuel consumption is about 6-7 liters per 100 km. SUV "Fiat" pickup is equipped with the following useful options: on-board computer, climate control, heated seats.

Best SUV

Fiat Freemont

In 2011, Fiat released a car called Freemont, which is a complete copy of the American Dodge Journey. This car is considered by many experts to be Fiat's best SUV.

In 2013, official sales of the new car began in Russia. In 2014, the Italians acquired a controlling stake in an American company. But already in 2016, the supply of this Fiat SUV to Russiawere discontinued due to low sales.

Features of this model can be considered three rows of seats, suspension quality, ergonomics, a powerful engine of 2.4 liters, a roomy trunk. The maximum speed is 182 km/h. The rear side doors of the car open 90 degrees. This greatly facilitates access to the salon. The main disadvantage is the high consumption of gasoline.

Mini SUV

Fiat Panda

The next SUV of the Italian company was the compact Fiat Panda 44. This model was supposed to repeat the success of the first generation Fiat Panda, but these hopes did not come true. The model was discontinued due to low demand after only 10 years. Buyers did not appreciate the appearance of the new car. His engine lacked power. The level of comfort also left much to be desired.

Fiat Toro

Fiat Toro

In 2015, Fiat introduced a new SUV - the Toro. The car began to be produced in Brazil. Production of this model in Italy began only a year later. The model has an original design. The base engine of the car was a 1.8 liter engine with a capacity of 130 hp. s.

New crossover

Fiat 500x

The news that the Italian company has released its own crossover came as a surprise to many motorists. In autumn 2017, the Fiat 500x was presented at the Paris Motor Show. And in April 2018, sales of a new car began in the United States.

This model has a compact size and original design. The car has under1.4 liter petrol engine with 162 horsepower. With. The model is equipped with a six-speed manual transmission. It is equipped with the following additional options: blind spot monitoring system, keyless engine start, heated steering wheel and seats, bluetooth support. The car has a rather modest trunk with a capacity of only 245 liters, so it is not suitable for cargo transportation. This model is designed for long comfortable trips. The date of official sales of the car in Russia has not yet been discussed.

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