Fiat crosses half million production of 500
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The 500,000th Fiat 500 model, a Funk White 1.2 with Start&Stop technology, rolled out of the production line day before yesterday at Fiat’s Tychy plant in Poland.
This milestone has been achieved in just 21 months is considered as one of the biggest hits of all time in the history of Fiat Automobiles.
The 500 has won all sorts of awards and accolades and we won’t be surprised to see the production number race past one million within the next couple of years. Around 80% of sales come from the top-end models in 83 countries with India being one of them.
The 500 isn’t all looks by the way. It is Euro NCAP 5 Star car, which makes it possible the safest buy in the city car segment. It comes with fuel saving technology and recently acquired more green credentials with the addition of a twin cylinder Multiair engine.
Below is the top ten markets for the Fiat 500:
1. Italy (244,755 units)
2. France (58,425)
3. Great Britain (51,445)
4. Germany (48,319)
5. Holland (13,682)
6. Switzerland (10,765)
7. Spain (10,103)
8. Belgium (9548)
9. Japan (9030)
10. Austria (8648)