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.

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Kirby Garlitos
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4 comments:

  (473) posted on 02.16.2011

Outdated! Chrysler already make a Fiat for the Americans. I think I have seen the 500’s on showroom during the first quarter of 2011.

  (539) posted on 02.16.2011

with its growing popularity, I bet one of this days Fiat will come on its way to US and China just like what happen to the Audi!

  (647) posted on 04.8.2010

Wow, I wonder why it has never sold a unit to US or China. Were there no available units for this two countries or its just that competition is that tough that people chooses to go with other brands such as Smart cars I guess?

  (504) posted on 04.6.2010

Well of course it will be a big hit to many countries because of the fuel price hike plus they are aiming for cleaner and eco friendly car.

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