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Latest model: Fiat Multipla 2004
The Fiat Multipla is the name given to two various automobiles produced by Fiat, the first from 1956 to 1965, and the second from 1998 to the present.
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The original Fiat Multipla and the 600 Fiat Multipla were based on the Fiat 600 drivetrain, model 1100 front suspension, and sat 6 people in a footprint just 50cm longer than the original Mini Cooper. The driver compartment was moved forward, eliminating the cargo in effect but giving the body very Mpv-like one-box exterior. Until the 1970s it was widely used as a taxi in many parts of Italy.
Based on the Brava, the Fiat's compact MPV was quite unlike any other on the sphere. It had two rows of three seatings, while all its rivals had two seatings in the front (the Honda FR-V, which has the same design, was launched in 2004). The look and dashboard layout of the Fiat Multipla was original and had a polarizing effect—some people love it, many hate it. Nonetheless, the Fiat Multipla was displayed at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York during its "different Roads - Automobiles for the Next Century" exhibition in 1999.
Multipla sales began in Italy late in 1998 but most other markets had to wait a year before receiving imports. The performance of the Fiat badge meant that the Fiat Multipla was an instant hit with Italian consumers, but its look-and-feel meant that sales elsewhere were less successful.