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Fiat S.p.A., an acronym for Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (English: Italian Automobile Factory of Turin), is an Italian automobile manufacturer, engine manufacturer, financial and industrial group based in Turin in the Piedmont region. Fiat was founded in eighteen ninety nine by a group of investors. As of 2009, Fiat is the world's 6th largest carmaker as well as Italy's largest carmaker.

Besides Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A., the Fiat Group automotive companies include Ferrari S.p.A., Iveco S.p.A. and Maserati S.p.A. The Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A. companies include: 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 85% owned by the Fiat Group, but is run autonomously.

Fiat-based cars are constructed all around the world with the largest number produced outside Italy being built in Brazil. 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 Italy, France, Turkey, India, Serbia and Russia. On 20 January 2009, Fiat S.p.A. and Chrysler LLC announced that they were going to form a global alliance.

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: 1967- Fiat 124, 1970- Fiat 128, 1972- Fiat 127, 1984- Fiat Uno, 1989- Fiat Tipo, 1995- Fiat Punto, 1996- Fiat Bravo/Brava, 2004- Fiat Panda, 2008- Fiat 500.

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