23. November 2012
Fiat has produced the one-millionth Fiat 500.
The millionth car was manufactured at Fiat Auto Poland. The car has been produced there since its launch in 2007.
The second source for Fiat 500s, which has been producing the cute and clever little car since 2011, is a plant in Toluca, Mexico.
That’s right: the car that Fiat itself describes as being “an all-Italian invention” is produced in plants other than in Italy.
The 500 has been available in the U.S. since the end of 2010. While sales were initially slow—due largely to the lack of dealerships to move the 500s—since then things have picked up significantly. From January through October 2012 36,462 Fiat 500s have been sold in the U.S., which is a 130% increase compared with the same period in 2011.