Fiat sold 1 million 500 models

Posted on Wednesday, 21 November 2012 , 15:11:54 byEmil

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Fiat sold 1 million 500 models


Italian manufacturer Fiat has reached a new milestone when it comes to the production of its new 500. To be more precise, the specialists have managed to produce their 1 millionth unit at the Fiat Auto Poland assembly line. This model is a Lounge version that has a finish a 3-layer Funk White color which receives power from a 1.2-liter engine capable of generating 69 horsepower. The specialists have been waiting for this moment for long and five years after the official launch of the Fiat 500, their dream came true. The process began in the summer of 2007 for the European market. Just to make a comparison, the original 500, its ancestor, was introduced back in 1957. It took four years of production to reach 180.000 registrations, but in the end, by 1975, the Italians managed to sell a total of 3.4 million units. Nowadays, the Mini is being sold in more than 100 countries worldwide and since 2011 the model is being produced at the Mexican plant of the Fiat-Chrysler Group in Toluca. For example, in the US, the carmaker managed to sell more than 73.000 cars since last year. Actually, 42.000 units were registered this year since October.



In Italy, the Fiat 500 got a record market share of 13.9% in 2008 and 2009 was the best year in terms of sales, delivering 186.000 vehicles. The engineers have continued their work and now, years later, the 500 range has been expanded with a second body style featuring the Abarth sport models, roll-over cloth top and different special editions. As a reminder, here we have the Abarth 500, offered in March 2008, the 500 Pink in June of 2009, the Abarth 500C in March 2010, followed by the 500C by Diesel in June of the same year, the 500 TwinAir in July 2010 and the 500 Matt Black received in September of 2010. Of course, the list continues.



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