Fiat builds 500,000th model of the Fiat 500
If there was any question as to the Fiat 500’s popularity all over the world, then those skeptics should take notice of the fact that Fiat recently celebrated the 500,000th production unit of the 500, which was rolled of the production line at the Fiat production plant in Tychy, Poland this week.
Sold in over 83 different countries, the Fiat 500 has become quite a global phenomenon with its biggest markets including Italy (obviously), France, the UK, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Belgium, Japan, and Austria.
Of the 500,000 Fiat 500s that have been produced, almost half of them – 244,755 – have been earmarked for its native country, Italy.
It’s also worth noting that Fiat achieved this important milestone without even having sold a single unit to the US and China – the world’s two biggest car markets. If Fiat does stick to its earlier plans, then you can expect the 500 to head over across the Atlantic to the US, at which time it would be an interesting prospect as to how the popular compact car will be in America.