Fiat builds 1 millionth 500 at its plant in Tychy, Poland

Article by Christian Andrei, on April 24, 2013

Fiat has reached another production milestone. Its plant in Tychy, Poland, has built one million units of its 500 compact model ever since it made a comeback in 2007. It’s worth noting that the return of the Volkswagen New Beetle in 1998 marked the revival of the retro compact model. In 2001, BMW followed by reoffering the Mini brand.

The Tychy factory also rolls out the Fiat Panda, the Lancia Ypsilon, and the Ford Ka, which shares a platform with the 500. If we include the 500 units built in Toluca, Mexico for the market in North American, this means that the iconic model has a production total of about 1.1 million units. It took Fiat less than six years to achieve this target, proving just how popular this model is throughout Europe and in more than 83 countries where it’s offered.

The 999,999th car built is a diesel-powered S model that’s on its way to Italy. On the other hand, the 1,000,000th car is an Abarth that’s also intended for Italy, while car numbered 1,000,001 is a 500C Lounge to be shipped to Germany.

This mixture proves just how diverse the 500’s trim levels and configurations are. The 500L crossover, the latest version of the 500 model line, is produced in Kragujevac, Serbia. This is the plant that previously rolled out the low-cost Yugo subcompact, which is a modified license-built Fiat 127.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

Back in 2009, Nissan first introduced the Nissan Leaf, the company’s first all-electric vehicle. LEAF stands for Leading Environmentally-friendly Affordable Family car and this particular EV has been considered as...
by - December 3, 2016
In the minivan segment, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is already impressive in terms of fuel economy figures – as rated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. In fact, the...
by - December 2, 2016
Having a blacked-out Bentley Mulsanne Speed is already menacing by itself but by naming it as the Bamford X, it became all the more imposing. This model was made by...
by - December 2, 2016
We have good news for those who are waiting for the latest version of the Mazda CX-5 compact crossover. It was just unveiled in November at the 2016 Los Angeles...
by - December 2, 2016
Those familiar with racing know that Marco Wittmann’s win during the 2016 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters held last May was noteworthy as it was his second title in four seasons. In...
by - December 2, 2016
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries