In contemporary terms, Fiat SpA invented the concept of "platform sharing" with the late ’80s Tipo. A staggering variety of models, from all three Fiat Auto marques — including the Fiat Coupe, Alfa Romeo Spider and Lancia Dedra — sat atop the Tipo-base. Through the ’90s, Fiat learned how to be clever in adapting platforms to better suit a diversity of models that still traced their origins back to the Tipo, despite some employing different suspensions. Now it seems the Italians have ...

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