FCA Italy S.p.A., also simply referred to as Fiat and formerly known as Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A., is the Italian subsidiary of the Italian-American automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, dedicated to the production and selling of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles and headquartered in Turin, Italy.
|Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A. (2007–2014)|
|Predecessor||Fiat Auto S.p.A.|
|Founded||February 1, 2007Turin, Italyin|
|Headquarters||Via Nizza 250, |
|Mike Manley (CEO)|
|Products||Passenger cars, light commercial vehicles|
|Parent||Fiat Chrysler Automobiles|
In January 1979, Fiat S.p.A.'s automotive production activities were spun off into a new subsidiary, Fiat Auto S.p.A., as part of an ongoing decentralization process within Fiat. Vittorio Ghidella was named CEO.
Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A. was created on 1 February 2007 from Fiat Auto S.p.A.
Simultaneously, the four divisions of Fiat Auto (Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lancia and Fiat Veicoli Commerciali) were made into four Società per azioni, all controlled 100 percent by FCA. The former brand directors became CEOs of the new societies, while the employees and production facilities remained under FCA.
At the same time the, Abarth brand was relaunched as Abarth & C. S.p.A., a fifth independent society again owned 100 percent by FCA.
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