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Fiat Automobiles

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This article is about the Italian automobile manufacturer. For its parent
companies, see FCA Italy, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and (formerly) Fiat S.p.A.
"Fiat" redirects here. For other uses, see Fiat (disambiguation).
Fiat Automobiles S.p.A. Fiat Logo.svg
Industry Automotive
Founded 11 July 1899; 118 years ago in Torino, Piemonte, Italy
Founder Giovanni Agnelli
Headquarters Torino, Piemonte, Italy
Area served
Key people
John Elkann (President)
Olivier Fran�ois (CEO)
Products Automobiles
Production output
1,455,650 units (2010)[1]
Owner Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Parent FCA Italy

Fiat Automobiles S.p.A. (FIAT, Italian: Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino, lit.
'Italian Automobiles Factory, Turin') is the largest automobile manufacturer in
Italy, a subsidiary of FCA Italy S.p.A., which is part of Fiat Chrysler
Automobiles. Fiat Automobiles S.p.A. was formed in January 2007 when Fiat
reorganized its automobile business,[2] and traces its history back to 1899 when
the first Fiat automobile, the Fiat 4 HP, was produced.

During its more than century-long history Fiat remained the largest automobile
manufacturer in Europe and the third in the world after General Motors and Ford for
over twenty years, until the car industry crisis in the late 1980s.[3] Fiat has
also manufactured railway engines, military vehicles, farm tractors, aircraft, and
weapons such as the Fiat�Revelli Modello 1914.

Fiat Automobiles has received many international awards for its vehicles, including
nine European Car of the Year awards, the most of any other manufacturer, and it
ranked many times as the lowest level of CO2 emissions by vehicles sold in Europe.