5 top Italian car brands in 2022
When it comes to luxury car brands, the Germans are known for their reliable technology. France has the lead on cost-effective yet stylish options. But for the Italians, aesthetics come first. This can be seen by this selection of the top Italian car brands still loved around the world in 2022.
The producers of the Maserati brand highlight uniqueness as the core trait of their vehicles. Each one is distinctive and designed for the driver and owner who wants to make a personal statement of individuality, refined taste, and character. Available in SUVs, such as the Grecale and the Levante, Maserati has also extended their range to hybrid vehicles. Founded in 1914, this brand shows no signs of going out of fashion. You can be sure that these cars are treasured. Should you be fortunate enough to own one, you can have your Maserati serviced at European Exotic Center.
While looks are important to Italian cars, that does not mean that performance takes a back seat. As a case in point, every Ferrari is designed for top speeds and powerful purring, without compromising on its trademark beauty. Created by Enzo Ferrari in 1939, Ferrari soon set the standard for car racing and continues to live up to this hype. Buying a Ferrari will set you back some, which may explain why the brand does not sell as many vehicles as other luxury Italian models. However, that only adds to their allure.
Ferruccio Lamborghini set out to oust Ferrari as the number one sports and racing car when he designed the first Lamborghini in 1963. Today you will pay between $200,000 and $500,000 to own a Lamborghini. The Lamborghini totem (mascot is too tame for this beast) is the bull. It is meant to represent performance and power. The bull can be found in the car’s logo. Additionally, most Lamborghinis are named after Spanish bulls that have proved their mettle in the ring.
Although the Fiat is not a sports car, it is as Italian as spaghetti. The first Fiat saw the light of day in 1899. Up until just over a hundred years later, Fiat was the biggest car manufacturer across all of Europe and in the top three globally. Three of its best-loved models are the Spider, the Panda, and the Punto. Today, Fiat is amalgamated under Stellantis, having acquired Chrysler in 2014, and later adding Jeep, Dodge, Peugeot, Alfa Romeo, and others. Their fourteen top brands still retain their unique features, despite a single owner.
As noted above, Alfa Romeo also belongs to the Stellantis group. It is best known for its association with racing. Its symbol, the four-leaf clover (Quadrifoglio in Italian) is emblazoned on its racing cars within a triangle. Perhaps it is a sign of luck because Alfa Romeo is first in the world for the most races won by a brand. Not only racing professionals drive Alfa Romeos. It is also suitable as a luxurious family car.
Perhaps we can only dream of owning a luxury Italian sports car. But what a dream indeed!