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For a brief spell, Fiat built cars in America


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When you consider that the European Union slaps a 10-percent tariff on U.S.-built cars, the United States’ 2.5-percent tariff on cars assembled in Europe seems meager, although there is a 25-percent tariff on all imported vans and pickups. Of course, higher tariffs on European auto imports were proposed in March, and should they be imposed, it wouldn’t be the first time that stiffer fees have been levied on forgein cars. In the early 20th century, cars imported from Europe faced a 45-percent tariff, and foreign automakers had to start planning for manufacturing in the U.S.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/05/22/when-fiat-built-cars-in-america