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Autobianchi

Bianchi, Pirelli, and Fiat joined together to become Autobianchi, an Italian automotive manufacturer, in 1955. Throughout its existence, Autobianchi only manufactured a small number of vehicles, all of which were tiny automobiles. The largest of these was the short-lived Autobianchi A111, a compact family vehicle. Fiat employed the Autobianchi brand to test cutting-edge ideas that subsequently made their way into standard Fiat vehicles, including fibreglass bodywork and front-wheel drive. Autobianchis were more expensive than Fiat models of comparable size.

Autobianchi

Bianchi, Pirelli, and Fiat joined together to become Autobianchi, an Italian automotive manufacturer, in 1955. Throughout its existence, Autobianchi only manufactured a small number of vehicles, all of which were tiny automobiles. The largest of these was the short-lived Autobianchi A111, a compact family vehicle. Fiat employed the Autobianchi brand to test cutting-edge ideas that subsequently made their way into standard Fiat vehicles, including fibreglass bodywork and front-wheel drive. Autobianchis were more expensive than Fiat models of comparable size.

The A112, a tiny hatchback that was introduced in 1969 and was widely used for racing in Italy before manufacturing ended in 1986, and the Y10, the first vehicle to utilise Fiat's revolutionary FIRE technology, are two of the most well-known Autobianchi cars (Fully Integrated Robotised Engine). Fiat was able to create and demonstrate a unique front-engine, front-drive configuration with the Primula model, which allowed for a particularly large interior capacity and ultimately became the most common front engine/drive arrangement globally.

The Fiat company later acquired Autobianchi and incorporated it into Lancia's activities. In Italy, the Autobianchi brand still still in existence after the Y10's manufacture ceased in 1995.


Registro Autobianchi
http://www.autobianchi.org

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