Fiat: Australia Embraces A European Icon
Italy is a legendary producer of iconic cars. From Lamborghini to Maserati to Ferrari, the country has made its mark on the vehicle world. But among all the Italian cars, none is quite as recognisable as the Fiat. Why? The reason is simple: Fiat isn't out of reach. For drivers across Europe, and now drivers across Australia, the Fiat is a real possibility. It's distinctive Italian styling, a totally unique look, at a price that's easily affordable.
100 Years Of History
The first Fiat was born in Italy more than a century ago. Founded by a group including the legendary Giovanni Agnelli, the Fiat group started out making carriages. Over its lifespan, the company would produce military vehicles, aircraft, railway engines, and much more.
The first Fiat 500 was produced in 1957, 55 years ago. It was a compact car with a very unique design. It was meant to appeal to everyone, to be widely accessible, but also to be distinctive, unique, and fun. The end result was a highly popular model, so very beloved throughout Italy that production continued for 20 years into 1975.
Classic Styling, Modern New Model
That unique and popular styling that made the first Fiat 500 so cherished has been lovingly carried over into the Fiat of today. The modern Fiat is a fun vehicle, ready to tackle whatever adventures you have planned. Today's Fiat has seen one significant change: unlike its predecessor, it comes in a convertible version as well as the traditional hatchback. When styled like a convertible, its unique adjustment system provides three positions so you can bring as much or as little of the outdoors in as you like.
A Fun, Sporty, And Practical Choice For City Driving
50 years ago, the Fiat was designed to be a practical and affordable vehicle. Today, it's all that and more. Updated with all the modern safety features like ABS, EBD, 7 airbags, stability control, and traction control (all standard), the Fiat is a safe, secure pleasure to drive.
Where can you find Fiat? Australia has Fiat dealers throughout the mainland, with parts and service available in Tasmania.