The millionth Fiat 500 produced in Poland has rolled off the Fiat Auto Poland production lines at the Tychy factory on April 19th. This iconic model, launched in 2007, is marketed in 83 countries Worldwide: from Italy to Brazil, South Africa to Poland and the United States to Japan. In addition to the production facility in Poland, the Fiat 500 has also been produced at Toluca, Mexico since 2011, thus bringing total production to 1,100,000 units.
Tychy's prestigious milestone, achieved in just 5 years and 9 months from launch, marks another page in the story of Fiat 500, an all-Italian icon that has won over the public and the international critics, as demonstrated by the more than 40 international awards to date, including the prestigious 'Car of The Year 2008', and more than 325,000 fans on the official Facebook Fan Page.
This extraordinary collection of awards is enhanced by the countless records broken by the Fiat 500 in its segment, including: the first city car to offer 7 airbags as standard, the first to achieve '5 EuroNCAP stars', the first to make advanced ESP available on the entire range and the first Fiat Group vehicle to début the fuel efficient TwinAir two-cylinder engines.
A genuine expression of Italian style and personality, the 500 currently offers South African buyers two body styles; Coupe and Cabriolet featuring the Pop and Lounge trim levels, and a choice of 1.2l or 1.4l engine versions teamed with a manual transmission as standard, or Fiat’s optional robotised sequential gearbox. Additionally, the Abarth range, based on the Fiat 500 and 500C is also available for customers wanting more performance.
Locally the Fiat 500 and Abarth range has sold more than 1,600 vehicles since its introduction in South Africa in 2008.