The Autobianchi A112 was the car that Saab would have liked to have had

Autobianchi is one of the car brands that are almost forgotten today. The end comes through the merger with Lancia within the Fiat group. From 1977 the Autobianchi label first disappeared from the export markets, years later also within Italy.

The brand's last model is the A112, and it's probably also the most successful. In Germany, Autobianchi is so popular that Saab Germany plans to take over distribution in 1975. Nothing will come of the considerations (Link), while the A112 would have fitted pretty well into the Swedes' portfolio.

Because Autobianchi builds bold, innovative vehicles and the small brand something like a test laboratory in the large Fiat empire. Whether front-wheel drive or hatchback, Autobianchi is allowed to test customer reactions first. In order not to damage the Fiat brand with hasty innovations, as is officially said.

Of course there is also a snappy Abarth version of the A112, but even the base offers a lot of driving fun.

Autobianchi A112

Yes, I want to


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