Fiat was founded by Giovanni Agnelli in 1899 in Turin, Italy. It’s first model was the 3 1/2 CV.
In 1903, the company produced their first truck. In 1908, they exported to the USA for the first time. They also began producing aircraft engines this same year.
By 1910, Fiat was the largest automobile producer in Italy. They still maintain this position today. A Fiat factory was opened in NY at this time and owning a Fiat was a sign of distinction.
In 2009, Fiat acquired Chrysler.
Fiat is currently the 9th largest auto maker in the world. Their worldwide headquarters is located at:
Via Nizza, 250
Torino, 10126 Italy