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Why Fiat Is Struggling In The United States

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09:25   |   Jul 02, 2019

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Fiat first left the United States in 1983 amid poor sales and a reputation for unreliability. The iconic Italian automaker returned in 2010 and nearly a decade later it's facing new issues as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles says it has no plans on giving up in the United States.

Internationally, Fiat is known for cars like the Fiat 500, Fiat Uno, Fiat Palio, Fiat Punto, and the Fiat Strada. The company's automobile business dates back to 1899. According to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' website, "Fiat is rooted in a more than century-long tradition of designing and making small cars, many of which have become icons for entire generations and accompanied Italy’s major economic and social transformations."

Founded in Turin in 1899, Fiat's small hatchbacks and roadsters are well known in its home country of Italy and other parts of Europe. Fiat's history in the United States dates back to the early 1900s. The company even built some of its earlier cars in a factory in Poughkeepsie, New York.

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Why Fiat Is Struggling In The United States