The Polski Fiat 125p is a car manufactured between 1967 and 1991 in Poland by the state-owned manufacturer Fabryka Samochodów Osobowych (FSO) under license from Fiat.
A scan of some original late 1970s advertising for the Polski Fiat 125p – ‘comfortable, roomy, economic’.
In Poland the Fiat 125p is often referred to as the ‘Duzy Fiat’ (the big Fiat), as opposed to the Fiat 126p which is called ‘Maluch’ or ‘Maly Fiat’ (the small one).
Related content on Polish Poland:
Information and photographs of the smaller Fiat 126p.
Photographs and information on the FSO Polonez (basically a Fiat 125 with a different body).
The FSO Polonez is a Polish car produced between 1978 to 2002. The Polonez is basically a rebodied Polski Fiat 125p. The car’s name comes from the Polish dance, polonaise.
The Polonez was a common sight in Poland until Poland joined the European Union in 2004. Many Poles then replaced their Polonez with relatively cheap and more modern used cars imported from Germany and elsewhere in Western Europe.
Related content on the Polish Poland website: information on the Polski Fiat 125p.