Signature’s fleet of Fiat self-drive vehicles offer a driving experience full of fun and personality! Signature Fiat hire cars are innovative and aesthetically pleasing, we like to think of our Abarth as Signature’s very own pocket rocket!
Our Fiats are bought knew and include the highest specifications to ensure your self-drive car hire experience is exceptional. With recognisable design features Fiat cars are everything you would expect and more.
To see which Fiats suits your car hire needs, simply click on the model above for prices and further information. Alternatively call one of our experienced customer care advisors on 0207 118 2244 who can talk you through all the benefits of each model we have on fleet in our London showroom.
Italian automobile manufacturer Fiat has made its name on the market predominantly with city cars and the supermini sector. Traces of Fiat’s history date back to 1899 when their first automobile was produced. Fiat's popularity is mainly focused in Europe, predominantly Italy.
Between 1915 and 1918 Fiat built their impressive five-story Lingotto plant, which was at the time Europe's biggest car manufacturing plant.
Later their Mirafiori plant was built, also in Turin in preparation for production of the all new Fiat 128. This was followed by their Rivalta plant which opened in October 1968. Before the 128 could enter production, the plant was used to build sports versions of the 850 and 124 as well as parts for the Fiat Dino.
The Abarth has seen resurgence in popularity in recent years since its re-birth during 2007.
Fiat came on to the automotive market in 1899 and has maintained a leading since its inception at the beginning of Italian motor design.
Giovanni Agnelli was on the Board of Directors of Società Anonima Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino or Fiat, when it started on July 11, 1899. Marking himself as the Company's innovator he was determined that Fiat would be highly successful with his great strategic vision. Because of these qualities, he became Managing Director of Fiat in 1902.
The first Fiat factory opened in 1900 in corso Dante, in Turin, with a workforce of 150 people. 24 cars rolled off the assembly line in the first year, including the company's first model, the 3 ½ CV. By 1904, the first Fiat logo had been designed as an oval with a blue background.
Fiat opened the Fiat Automobile Company in the US In 1908 and grew rapidly cementing Fiat as a luxury brand in America, costing thousands compared to the average domestic car of the period. Fiat continued to grow at a swift rate and by the end of Fiat's early production period; the company underwent changes, and overhauled its production. Fiat began fitting its cars with electrical accumulators, and also patented the cardan transmission.
Fiat continued to develop new cars and the Fiat 600 was introduced in 1955, a big utilitarian automobile with a rear mounted engine. The New 500 was released in 1957 and by 1960, the Giardinetta version was produced - a predecessor of the Station Wagon. This was also the time when well-known models like the Fiat 1300, 1500 and 1800 were introduced. Fiat continued to experience growth of production into the mid-1960s, and in Italy ownership changed from one car for every 96 Italians to one in 28.
Throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s Fiat continued to release new models including the Fiat Panda, Uno and the Tipo which was named 1989 Car of the Year.
Post 2000, new Fiat cars included the Tempra, Cinquecento and FIAT Coupé with the supermini Punto being named Car of the Year in 1995.