1-Millionth Fiat 500 just built in Poland
When the Fiat 500 first floated ashore in 2011, most people didn’t even notice. Europe’s favorite compact car just didn’t seem to resonate with American buyers. Then Fiat/Chrysler got their marketing act together, and the little Cinquecento actually started to sell.
Since 2011, Fiat has sold 73,000 of its Mexican-built compacts in the U.S. market. And they’re introducing several new models for 2013, including an all-electric 500e, a 5-door called the 500L, and a 135-hp sport flavor (500 Turbo) which will slot between the 500 Sport and the 160-hp Fiat 500 Abarth. Apparently, a lot of Americans have learned to speak Italian.
Meanwhile, in the rest of the world…The Fiat 500 has been going strong since 2007. As the brand’s most recognizable model (besides the Panda of course), the little Cinquecento is a best-seller from South Africa, to Japan, and everywhere in between. Loved for its size, reliability, and endless options list, the Fiat 500 has become a tiny automotive superstar.
After just 5 years, the Fiat 500 joined the 1-Million Club, as a Bianco Perla (Pearl White) Fiat 500 Lounge rolled off Fiat’s assembly line in Poland. We’re not sure what they plan to do with this historic 500, but it’ll probably be the first of several million-mark cars in the Cinquecento’s history.