Fiat is one of the few carmakers to have survived unscathed through more than 100 years of production, although it's not always been a smooth centenary for the company. Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino debuted with a rear-engined two-cylinder machine in 1899 - and is still building two-cylinder cars in the 21st century.
The company will always be best remembered for the nuova 500, but it's an Italian industrial powerhouse that has operations across the globe, including a serious interest in the USA's Chrysler Group. Various licensing deals mean Fiat’s products are built worldwide. Along the way, the company has swallowed up Ferrari, Lancia, Alfa Romeo and the tuning firm Abarth, whose name still graces its more sporting models.