New record for the Fiat 500 and the Polish factory where it has been produced since 2007.
Sold in over 83 countries around the world, the icon of Italian style boasts thousands of customisations: it’s difficult to find two that are identical. More than 40 international awards and more than 325 fans on the official Facebook page. About 1 million 100 thousand is the total number of Fiat 500 produced at the Tychy and Toluca (Mexico) factories.
The millionth Fiat 500 produced in Poland has rolled off the Fiat Auto Poland production lines at the Tychy factory today. This iconic model launched in 2007, marketed in 83 countries around the world: from Italy to Brazil, South Africa to Poland and the United States to Japan. In addition to Poland, since 2011 the Fiat 500 has also been produced at the Mexican factory in Toluca, thus bringing total production to 1,100,000 units. Destined for the Italian market, the record-breaking example is a powerful white 135 HP Abarth 500 1.4 which, like all those produced so far, represents an ‘almost unique’ piece: thanks to the thousands of possible combinations – of versions, colours, trims, engines, fuel systems and equipment – of the more than million units produced it is really hard to find two identical Fiat 500s.
To confirm the wide range of customisations, the number ‘999,999’ Fiat 500 produced by the Polish factory is a 95 HP S version 1.3 MultiJet, in red, for an Italian customer, while number ‘1,000,001’ is a light blue Fiat 500C, Lounge trim level, equipped with the 69 HP 1.2. It will be delivered to a German customer in the next few days.
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 invention that has won over the public and the international critics, as demonstrated by the more than 40 international awards won to date, including the prestigious ‘Car of The Year 2008’, and more than 325 thousand fans on the official Facebook Fan Page (http://www.facebook.com/fiat500″www.facebook.com/fiat500).
What’s more, 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, the first Fiat Group car to bring the TwinAir family of two-cylinder engines to its début.
A true icon of Italian style, the Fiat 500 was recently revamped with the 2013 range – saloon and cabrio versions – introducing brand-new body colours, new versions (i. e. Color Therapy) and other style details which enhance the fun-loving pop spirit of the car. A genuine expression of Italian style and personality, the 500 currently offers many trim levels (Pop, Color Therapy, Lounge, S and ‘By Gucci’) and engine versions (1.2 69 HP, 0.9 TwinAir Turbo 85 HP, 1.4 16V 100 HP, and 1.3 MultiJet 16V 95 HP) – teamed with manual gearbox or robotised sequential gearbox.