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Fiat Cars in India 2019

The Fiat car price in India starts from INR 4.82 to 5.78 lakhs for the basic hatchback, Fiat Punto EVO Pure. On the other hand, you have the high-end Fiat Abarth 595 available for INR 29.08 lakhs.    

Fiat is an Italian automobile manufacturer boasting of a history of manufacturing one stylish car after another. Fiat cars have been considered as among the best in the industry. Fiat cars have won the European Car of the Year award nine times, the highest for any automobile manufacturer. Fiat car models are also famous for being the most environment-friendly cars as these cars emit the lowest level of pollutants such as CO2 and CO.

 

Fiat Cars Price List in India

Upcoming Fiat Cars

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  • Fiat Argo
    Fiat Argo
    Expected Launch: Jan 2019 - Oct 2019
     6.50 - 7.50 Lakh Expected Price
  • Fiat Tipo
    Fiat Tipo
    Expected Launch: Jan 2019 - Nov 2019
     8.00 - 13.00 Lakh Expected Price

About Fiat Cars

FIAT is an acronym for Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (translated – Italian Automobiles Factory Turin). Fiat has an illustrious history tracing back to 1899 when Giovanni Agnelli along with eight others founded the company. The first model released by the company was the Fiat 4 HP.

 

Fiat opened its first plant in 1900 with a staff strength of 35 people who succeeded in manufacturing 24 cars in the first year. Within two years, Fiat started earning profits, and by 1906, the Fiat fleet went up to 1,149 cars.

Fiat had the distinction of being the largest car manufacturer in Europe for a long time. Today, it ranks second in Europe and is the eighth largest automobile manufacturer in the world. It has been an astounding journey that would not have been possible without a strong foundation.

 

Foundation of Fiat Cars

From its modest beginnings in 1899, Fiat grew to become Italy’s largest automobile manufacturer by 1910. By this time, Fiat was also exporting its cars to the US. Fiat taxis were famous all over Europe during this period. Possessing a Fiat was a status symbol at that time. Fiat opened its new plant in New York at Poughkeepsie in 1910. Fiat cars were among the most expensive at that time with a Fiat costing around $4000 as compared to a Ford that was available for $825.

 

The onset of the World War I saw Fiat switching over to manufacture aircraft, artillery, engines, ambulances and trucks. It also had to close down the US factory in 1917. Fiat started producing tractors with the introduction of the first one, the 702 after the war.

 

Fiat opened the Lingotto Car factory, the largest one in Europe at that time, in 1923. By 1925, Fiat had a market share of 87% in Italy. Fiat cars were one of the first ones to include the cost of insurance in the purchase price. The Second World War witnessed Fiat manufacturing military vehicles and machinery along with fighter aircraft, like the CR 42. They also started manufacturing armoured vehicles and light tanks.    

 

By 1970, Fiat was the largest manufacturer of cars in Europe when its production figures touched 1.4 million. Fiat was also one of the largest employers with more than 100,000 employees.

 

Fiat started expanding to other countries outside of Europe. India has its share of Fiat investment in the Premier Automobile Group with the introduction of the Premier Padmini. This car, also popularly known as Fiat in India, was the primary competitor to the Ambassador in India through the 1970s and 80s.

 

The Acquisition and Expansion

Fiat had its share of problems during the aftermath of World War II. With the overthrowing of Benito Mussolini in 1945, the NLC (National Liberation Committee) ensured that there was no member of the Agnelli family in the company. The situation remained until 1963 when Gianni Agnelli assumed the title of General Manager in 1966. He remained the Chairman of the Company until 1996.

 

There was an infusion of capital into the company in 1976 when the Libyan Government agreed to the construction of a truck and bus manufacturing plant in Tripoli. In January 2014, Fiat merged with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, a Netherlands-based company, thereby resulting in FCA becoming the new owner of the entire Fiat Group. This merger finally took effect from 12th October 2014.

 

Fiat has a presence in all the continents except Antarctica. It had several plants in Italy starting with the Lingotto plant in 1915. The Mirafiori plant was set up for the manufacture of the Fiat 128. It also opened its Rivalta plant by 1968 for the production of the Fiat Dino and the sports variants of the 124 and 850. Fiat car sales were improving with the Fiat Punto alone selling more than 220,000 in Europe in 2011.

 

Fiat started exporting cars to the UK right after World War II. Similarly, Fiat invested in South America with the setting up of their Brazilian plant in 1973 at Betim. Fiat had already entered the US market in 1908. After closing down the New Jersey plant at the end of World War I, Fiat returned to the US in the 1950s. Fiat expanded into South Africa with the opening of their plant in Rosslyn in 1966. Their Egyptian operations were through the El-Nasr plant for assembly of the Fiat 125, 127 and 128.

 

Fiat joined hands with Tata Motors in India to set up their plant at Ranjangaon, near Pune in 1997. Before that, they were collaborating with Premier Automobiles Limited for the manufacture of the Fiat 1100, 124 and Fiat Uno. The Tata collaboration saw the introduction of brands like the Punto, Linea, Avventura, Tata Vista, Urban Cross and Tata Manza. The year 2015 witnessed the release of the Maserati brand in India. In 2016, the Jeep entered the Indian market with the release of Jeep Wrangler, Grand Cherokee and Jeep Compass.

 

Fiat vehicles are also popular on the racing track with the 124-Sport Spider winning the Portuguese TAP Rally in 1974. The Fiat 131-Abarth was also a successful racing model. The Fiat Grande Punto is another racing model that has succeeded in the European Rally Championships for three successive years beginning in 2009.      

 

Fiat Cars Photos

One glance at the Fiat car photos will confirm that these are few of the most stylish looking cars in the world. Here are the Fiat car images of all Fiat car models in India.

 

Hatchback Models: Fiat Punto EVO Pure | Fiat Punto Pure | Fiat Punto Evo | Fiat Abarth Punto | Fiat Abarth 595

Sedan: Fiat Linea Classic | Fiat Linea

Crossover: Fiat Urban Cross | Fiat Avventura | Fiat Abarth Avventura

 

Upcoming Fiat Cars

 

Hatchback: Fiat Argo

Sedan: Fiat Tipo

 

Fiat Cars – Frequently Asked Questions

 

1. What is the Fiat car price range in India?

The Fiat car price list in India shows the Fiat Punto EVO Pure as the lowest priced Fiat car in India. The petrol variant of the Fiat Punto EVO Pure is available at INR 4.82 lakhs whereas you get the diesel variant at the ex-showroom price of INR 5.76 lakhs. The 2-seater Fiat small car, the Fiat Abarth 595 is the most expensive Fiat car at INR 29.09 lakhs.

 

2. Are there any Fiat 8-seater cars in India today?

No, if you go through the list of Fiat cars in India, you will notice that there are no Fiat 8-seater cars in India. The largest model from the Fiat car company, the Fiat Abarth Avventura is a 5-seater Crossover vehicle available for INR 7.12 lakhs (ex-showroom – Delhi). 

 

3. What factors make the Fiat Abarth 595 the most expensive Fiat car in India?

The Fiat Abarth 595 Competizione is a 2-seater car with a 1368 cc petrol engine delivering a power of 160 PS @ 5500 rpm and torque of 230 Nm @ 3000 rpm. This vehicle has five automatic gears and a front wheel drive. It has the safety features that you could expect in an expensive car. These features include airbags for both passengers, ABS, EBD, engine immobiliser, ASR traction control, rear sensors with camera and so on.     

 

4. What is the average mileage of the Fiat cars?

The Fiat Punto Evo diesel model delivers the best mileage of all Fiat cars with a performance of 20 kmpl.

 

5. What are the highlighting features of Fiat cars in India?

Apart from their stylish looks, the highlighting feature of the Fiat new cars is the low Fiat car service cost. These cars do not need much maintenance.

 

6. Where are the Fiat Uno and Palio models today?

Fiat has discontinued these models from the Indian market.  

 

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