80 years of design | 1990

1990 - Expansion of the production's activities

The Nineties were marked by the setting up of Pininfarina Deutschland GmbH, operating in the German market in the field of car engineering, tooling and model making, and in particular by the production activity growing. Between 1992 and 1994 the range manufactured by Pininfarina was renewed with four new models: the Ferrari 456 GT, the Coupé Fiat, the Peugeot 306 Cabriolet and the Bentley Azure. In 1996 production of the Lancia k Station Wagon and the Peugeot 406 Coupé were added. Designed and developed by Pininfarina, the French Coupé received many prizes for the excellence of its design, among which ‹‹The Most Beautiful Coupé of the World 1997››  and ‹‹Car Design Award 1997››. Pininfarina’s industrial expansion continued with the opening of a third manufacturing plant in Bairo, following the historical Grugliasco plant and the San Giorgio one, opened in 1986. At the 1998 Turin Motor Show the Alfa Romeo Dardo debuted, a pure formal study of a spider with a powerful impact, awarded ‹‹Car of the Year››.