5 Fun Facts About FIAT

5 Fun Facts About FIAT

  1. Headquartered in Turin, Italy

It first came to light in 1899 when a group of investors decided to create a manufacturing company on their own. In fact, today Brazil sees FIAT as the car market leader and the second most cars from FIAT are produced in Brazil itself, Italy produces the most.

  1. FIAT Didn’t Manufacture Cars at First

In the past, FIAT manufactured carriages, railway engines, tractors, military vehicles and aircrafts. During World War II, FIAT was involved in the manufacturing of military vehicles and machinery for the Italian Army, Regia Aeronautica and eventually for the Germans.

  1. FIAT Won the European Car of the Year award

In 2008, the FIAT 500 became the second FIAT model to win the award. The first award was given to the FIAT 124 in 1967.

  1. FIAT Owns Many Different Subsidiaries

FIAT is also a parent company to many different subsidiaries. The businesses that FIAT owns include:

  • Alfa Romeo

  • Chrysler

  • Dodge

  • Ferrari

  • Iveco

  • Lancia

  • Maserati

In January 2014, FIAT decided to create another company merging the assets of both Chrysler and FIAT groups, now called FIAT-Chrysler Automobiles.

  1. FIAT 500 is the Most Popular Model

The model is so popular that you are more likely to see one on the road every day than you are any other FIAT model. Wherever you are in the world, you will find at least one annual car event dedicated just to the FIAT 500.

Top Places to go Four Wheeling in Hawaii

Top Places to go Four Wheeling in Hawaii

  1. Skyline Trail—Maui

Skyline trail is about seven miles of difficult terrain and is part of the world famous Haleakala National Park on Maui. The terrain is known to be very rough, and vegetation is almost nonexistent, so be careful when going on this famous trail.

  1. Mauna Kea Access Road- Big Island

This is by far the longest trail that the Big Island can provide at 32 miles. This unpaved road is hardly ever maintained and whoever made it had never heard of a compass. It changes direction constantly,from east to north then to the west sides of the Mauna Kea Forest Reserve. Mauna Kea Access Road is known for its breathtaking views and the thrill of passing over aged lava flows.

  1. Mokuleia Firebreak Road- Oahu

This trail is only four miles long but is still very worth the short rugged drive. Mokuleia Firebreak Road is known for its incredible views of the Waianae Mountain Range. Been on this trail before? There are many different trails or roads that branch off of the main road so you can always experience something new with every trip.

  1. Ainapo Road- Big Island

This 16-mile unpaved and rarely maintained trail, passes through the Kapalapa Ranch before entering the Kapalapa Forest Reserve, letting your mouth drop in awe at the beauty around you. Though Ainapo Road is only 2200 ft and rarely offers a view of the island, it does offer opportunities to observe the different native birds and other wildlife of Hawaii.

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