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What is a Fiat Idea?
The Fiat Idea is a five-door, five passenger, front-engine, front-wheel drive, high-roof mini MPV (compact minivan) manufactured and marketed by Fiat (FCA) for model years 2003-2012 — over a single generation with one intermediate facelift.
Is Fiat Idea a good car?
The car is reliable, has plenty of space and room for passengers and shopping. The rear seats can slide forward to create more boot space – I can get 2 golden retrievers in the boot. The car has slow acceleration – takes a while to get to motorway speed but is responsive once at 70mph.
What kind of car is the Fiat Idea?
Fiat Idea. The Fiat Idea (Type 350) is a front-engine, front-wheel drive, five-door, five-passenger high-roof B-segment mini MPV manufactured and marketed by FCA for model years 2003-2012 — over a single generation with one intermediate facelift.
When did Fiat start making cars in the US?
Fiat’s automobile production eventually expanded to about 1,149 cars by 1906. The company’s growth reached the United States market and the Fiat Automobile Company was established in the U.S. in 1908. The move was successful and Fiat was seen as a luxury car in the U.S. at that time.
Who was the CEO of Fiat in 1923?
Fortunately, the company was able to recover. In 1923, Giovanni Agnelli became the CEO of Fiat. A number of new car models were released including the four-seat 509. Fiat had expanded worldwide from 1912 to 1925, and it even grew internally, and it added benefits for its employees including a health care plan, sports clubs, and specialized schools.
How did Fiat come up with the idea of the MPV?
The Idea was conceived as a compact, monovolume MPV — i.e., to integrate the handling and compact size of a B-segment car under four metres in length with the increased height, flexible seating, cargo configurability and versatility of an MPV.