Model: 600 Multipla
Origin: Turin, Italy
Production: 1956 – 1969 | 243,000 (Multipla)
Engine: Fiat 4-stroke, 633cc
The largest auto-manufacturer in Italy, Fiat, dates back to 1899 when their first automobile was produced. Fiat’s main market is Europe, and primarily focused in Italy. The success of Fiat has come from their city cars and super-mini sector, which accounts for a majority of the company’s sales. Fiat does not offer a large family car, nor an executive car. The Lancia and Alfa Romeo brands offer larger automobiles, which Fiat also owns.
The Fiat 600 is in the city car line and was produced from 1955-1969. The 600 was the first rear-engine Fiat positioned that way for cost reasons. The multi-use station wagon, called the 600 Multipla (All Service), was introduced a year later in 1956. The idea was intended to be used for both family motoring and business use.