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Fiat 128

The 128 was a popular small model of car manufactured by Fiat in the early 1970s. The 3P version of the 128 has the honour of being the first front-wheel drive hatchback design with a transverse-mounted engine, a layout which has since become ubiquitous for small cars, and which revolutionised the industry. However, it was the later VW Golf, rather than the 128 3P, that first caught the public imagination for cars of this type and sold in significant numbers worldwide.

It was elected Car of the Year in 1970.