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Fiat 500 Convertible

New 500 Convertible gets ready to roll with new name, and great new roof!
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Fiat Linea To Get A Twin-Cam 1.4 Litre Engine

As the launch nears, we have more details about the Fiat Linea that is coming our way. One of the most anticipated car launch of the year and one of the most important as far as Fiat India is concerned, the Linea will come with a 1.4 Litre 16 Valve twin-cam 95 bhp petrol engine. The same engine lies beneath the hood of the Grand Punto sold in Turkey and will be offered in that car as well when it goes for sale in India sometime early next year.
The engine will be produced at Fiat’s Ranjangaon facility which will help keep the costs down. The company is already working on revamping its dealer network with the aim of better overall service for its customers.
Fiat also wants to change its image in India for which an aggressive dealer upgradation programme is also underway.
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Fiat 500 Cabrio spied

Drop-top baby Fiat seen in public wearing little disguise.
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Lancia

Lancia Automobiles S.p.A. is an Italian automobile manufacturer founded in 1906 by Vincenzo Lancia and which became part of the Fiat Group in 1969. The company has a long history of producing distinctive cars and also has a strong rally heritage. Modern Lancias are seen as presenting a more luxurious alternative to the models in the Fiat range upon which they are based. One of the firm’s trademarks is the use of letters of the Greek alphabet as the names of its models. The Lancia CEO is Olivier Fran?ois.

Type
Private

Founded
November 29 1906
by Vincenzo Lancia

Headquarters
Turin, Italy

Key people
Luca di Montezemolo – President
Olivier Fran?ois – CEO

Industry
Automotive

Products
Automobiles

Parent
Fiat S.p.A.

Website
Lancia.com

Iveco

Iveco is an Italian truck, bus, and diesel engine manufacturer, based in Turin, Italy. It is a subsidiary of the Fiat Group, and produces around 200,000 commercial vehicles and 460,000 diesel engines annually, and for the year ended 2007 the company had ?11,196 million in sales (revenues).

The name is an acronym for Industrial Vehicle Corporation, an alliance among European commercial vehicle manufacturers such as Fiat (including OM and Lancia Veicoli Speciali), Unic and Magirus.

Today the company is a significant player in the medium-duty commercial vehicle and engine markets, and is near the top for sales of passenger transport and 3.5 ton light vehicles.

Iveco became the All Blacks’ global sponsor in January 2007.

Type
Subsidiary of Fiat Group

Founded
1975 in Turin

Headquarters
Turin, Italy

Key people
Paolo Monferino CEO

Industry
Manufacturing

Products
Commercial vehicles, Diesel engines

Revenue
? ? 11,196 million (2007)

Employees
26,461 (2007)

Website
Iveco.com

Fiat buggy steals the show

Bugster runs on electric power.
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Fiat Models

Fiat Group is the largest automobile manufacturer in Italy, with a range of cars starting from small Fiats to sports cars made by Ferrari. Car companies includes Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A, Ferrari S.p.A., Iveco S.p.A. and Maserati S.p.A. The Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A. consist companies: Abarth & C. S.p.A., Alfa Romeo Automobiles S.p.A., Fiat Automobiles S.p.A., Fiat Professional and Lancia Automobiles S.p.A.. Ferrari S.p.A. is owned by the Fiat Group, but is run autonomously.

Ailing American car maker Chrysler is said to be in talks with Fiat.

The European Car of the Year award, Europe’s premier automotive trophy for the past 40 years, has been awarded twelve times to the Fiat Group, more than any other manufacturer. Most recently the Fiat Nuova 500 has won the award for European Car of the Year 2008.

List of Fiat Group models which have won European Car of the Year:

1967: Fiat 124
1970: Fiat 128
1972: Fiat 127
1980: Lancia Delta
1984: Fiat Uno
1989: Fiat Tipo
1995: Fiat Punto
1996: Fiat Bravo/Brava
1998: Alfa Romeo 156
2001: Alfa Romeo 147
2004: Fiat Panda
2008: Fiat 500

Fiat

Fiat S.p.A. (an acronym for Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (Italian Automobile Factory of Turin) is an Italian automobile manufacturer, engine manufacturer, financial and industrial group based in Turin in Northern Italy. Founded in 1899 by a group of investors including Giovanni Agnelli. Fiat has also manufactured tanks and aircraft.

Fiat based cars are constructed all around the world?the largest concern outside Italy is in Brazil (best seller). It also has factories in Argentina and Poland. Fiat has a long history of licensing its products to other countries regardless of local political or cultural persuasion. Joint venture operations are found in France, Turkey, Egypt (with the state owned Nasr car company), South Africa, India and China.

Agnelli’s grandson Gianni Agnelli was Fiat chairman from 1966 until his death on January 24, 2003. However, from 1996, he only served as an “honorary” chairman, while the chairman was Cesare Romiti. After their removal, Paolo Fresco served as chairman and Paolo Cantarella as CEO. Umberto Agnelli then took over as chairman from 2002 to 2004. After Umberto Agnelli’s death on May 28, 2004, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo was named chairman, but Agnelli heir John Elkann became vice chairman at age 28 and other family members are on the board. At this point, CEO Giuseppe Morchio immediately offered his resignation. Sergio Marchionne was named to replace him on June 1, 2004.

Type
Public (BIT: F)

Founded
July 11, 1899 in Turin, Italy

Founder
Giovanni Agnelli

Headquarters
Turin, Italy

Key people
Sergio Marchionne (CEO)
Luca Cordero di Montezemolo (Chairman)
John Elkann (Vice Chairman)

Industry
Automotive, publishing, finance and metallurgy

Products
Autos, Trucks, vehicular equipment and financial services

Revenue
? ?58.529 billion (2007)

Net income
? ?2.054 billion (2007)

Employees
200,701 (2008)

Subsidiaries
Automobiles:
Ferrari S.p.A.
Maserati S.p.A.
Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A.

Abarth & C. S.p.A.
Alfa Romeo Automobiles S.p.A.
Fiat Automobiles S.p.A.
Fiat Light Commercial Vehicles S.p.A.
Lancia Automobiles S.p.A.

Agricoltural and construction equipment:

CNH Global N.V.

Commercial vehicles:

Iveco S.p.A.

Components and production systems:

Fiat Powertrain Technologies S.p.A.
Magneti Marelli Holding S.p.A.
Teksid S.p.A.
Comau S.p.A.

Other business:

Itedi S.p.A.

La Stampa

Website
FiatGroup.com

Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo Automobiles S.p.A. is an Italian automaker founded in 1910. Alfa Romeo has been a part of the Fiat Group since 1986. The company was originally known as A.L.F.A., which is an acronym for Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili (translated: Lombard Automobile Factory, Public Company).

Type
Private

Founded
24 June 1910 in Milan, Italy

Headquarters
Turin, Italy

Area served
Worldwide

Key people
Luca di Montezemolo – President
Luca De Meo – CEO

Industry
Automotive

Products
Automobiles

Parent
Fiat S.p.A.

Website
AlfaRomeo.com

Maserati

Maserati is an Italian manufacturer of racing cars and sports cars, established on December 1, 1914, in Bologna. The company’s headquarters are now in Modena, and its emblem is a trident. It is a luxury car manufacturer competing directly with Aston Martin and Jaguar, and sometimes with large German mass-producers, including Audi, Mercedes-Benz and BMW. It has been owned by the Italian car giant Fiat S.p.A. since 1993. Inside the Fiat Group, Maserati has been initially associated with Ferrari S.p.A., but more recently it has become part of the sports car group including Alfa Romeo.