Fiat has constructed 1 million new 500 models. The company says that the milestone model rolled off the line at the manufacturer's Fiat Auto Poland facility. The one millionth 500 is a Lounge model with optional three-layer Bianco Perla exterior paint.

While the quirky little European runabout touched down on US shores for the 2011 model year, the hatchback has been on sale in the EU since 2007. In fact, Fiat sells the compact in more than 100 countries. While the North American model features a few aesthetic differences, including a revised front fascia, the car retains much of its European flair.

North American buyers have responded by dragging home a full 70,000 units since the model debut on our side of the globe. Each of those vehicles were manufactured at the Fiat plant in Toluca, Mexico. You can check out the brief press release below for more information on the Fiat 500 and the company's production achievement.
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ONE-MILLIONTH FIAT 500 ROLLS OFF THE PRODUCTION LINE

The "nuova" Fiat 500 continues its legacy, now reaching 1 million production units thanks to global production

Sold in more than 100 countries around the world, the FIAT brand's icon of Italian style boasts more than 500,000 ways to personalize, making it difficult to find two that are identical
With more than 80 worldwide accolades to date, the Cinquecento (500) continues to earn major awards in its segment while delivering product innovation at a relentless pace
Since the Cinquecento's success story began on July 4, 2007, in Turin, Italy, it has reached record market share and top sales volumes in Europe while growing eight consecutive months in the United States and reaching more than 70,000 units since its introduction into the North American market

November 19, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The one-millionth Fiat 500 has rolled off the Fiat Auto Poland production line. Since its re-launch in 2007, the iconic Cinquecento (500) has been sold in more than 100 countries around the world – from Italy to Brazil, South Africa to Japan, and the United States to the Middle East – while also being produced in Toluca, Mexico, since 2011.

The one-millionth Fiat 500 is a Lounge model 'dressed' in elegant three-layer Bianco Perla (white pearl) exterior paint. This, like every Cinquecento, is a unique car. In fact, thanks to more than 500,000 possible combinations of exterior colors, interiors, engines, equipment and accessories, it is difficult to find two identical Fiat 500 vehicles.

Always a great player on the international markets, the Fiat 500 has its very own tailored model range in North America that, for 2013, has been amplified to deliver even more excitement through fun-to-drive performance, personalization options and world-class efficiency.

Fiat 500 Abarth
Building on the excitement of the Fiat 500, the Fiat 500 Abarth is designed for track-day enthusiasts and driving purists who want the ultimate high-performance small car with the personality of an exclusive Italian exotic.

With its all-new 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine that delivers 160 horsepower, Abarth-tuned suspension and brake system, race-inspired design and technology features not traditionally included on a small car, the new Fiat 500 Abarth unleashes the brand's legendary performance heritage to American streets.

Like the European model, the Fiat 500 Abarth is designed, engineered and tested to deliver the high-performance driving and enduring capabilities needed for track use.

New 2013 Fiat 500 and 500c Models
The amplified 2013 Fiat 500 and 500 Cabrio (500c) models are infused with style, technology and convenience features to make life on the go more personalized and comforting – and with the Fiat 500 Turbo, even more thrilling.

The Fiat 500 Turbo hits the sweet spot between the Fiat 500 Sport and the track-ready Fiat 500 Abarth, and is aimed at those customers who demand more power and performance than a regular Fiat 500. Featuring a 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine that delivers 135 horsepower, along with dynamic styling, track-proven brakes and unique sport-styled interior, the Fiat 500 Turbo offers additional exterior enhancements including Gloss Black headlamp, taillamp and parking lamp bezels and unique 16-inch aluminum wheels with Nero (black) painted pockets. Inside, the new Fiat 500 Turbo features sport-styled seating, sport-designed leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel accented with Argento (silver) stitching.

Greater Efficiency and New Beats by Dr. Dre Audio System
Thanks to powertrain optimization, the new 2013 Fiat 500 and 500c equipped with the efficient C514 manual transmission now deliver 31 mpg city and 40 mpg highway (up from their 30 mpg city and 38 mpg highway EPA label last year).

Also new for 2013, the segment-exclusive – and first-time-ever in a small car and FIAT automobile – Beats by Dr. Dre audio system offers passengers of the Fiat 500 and 500c models a high-definition music experience the way the artist intended. The Beats Audio studio-quality sound system includes six premium speakers, an 8-inch dual-voice coil (DVC) subwoofer with trunk-mounted enclosure and 8-channel 368-watt amplifier with Beats Audio digital sound processing (DSP) algorithm.

The FIAT brand's product momentum in the U.S. will continue with the introduction in 2013 of the all-new Fiat 500e, a full electric version of the Fiat 500, and the all-new Fiat 500L – the L stands for 'Large' – a five-passenger five-door vehicle that will expand the appeal of the Fiat 500 into the B segment.

About FIAT Brand
The FIAT brand stands for discovery through passionate self-expression. It encourages people to be in charge of their lives, live confidently and celebrate the smallest of things with infectious excitement. That philosophy is embodied by the North American introduction of the iconic Fiat 500 or Cinquecento – a small car that lives big. Italian at heart and rooted in a rich heritage, the Fiat 500 is synonymous with modern simple design blending form, function and a pride of ownership that is genuine.

In the U.S., a total of 36,462 units of the Fiat 500 have been sold in 2012 to date, an increase of almost 130 percent versus 2011 figures. The Fiat 500 broke eight consecutive sales records and, in only the first half of this year, Fiat 500 sales in the U.S. have surpassed sales during all of 2011. Since its introduction in 2011, the Fiat 500 has sold almost 73,000 units in the North American market.


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      Sj027
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why do auto bloggers and people in the auto industry refer to the U.S. market as the "North American" market? Mexico has a completely different set of rules and regulations when it comes to cars (or lack there of.) Not to mention they sell brands like Seat, Peugeot, Renault in Mexico.
      reattadudes
      • 2 Years Ago
      my 500 will have been with me one year on November 30. it shares a garage with a 2010 Viper, two Cadillacs, two Buicks, an SUV and a pickup. and guess which one is driven most? the 500. without question the best automobile investment I've ever made; not one single problem, and I'm averaging 43-48 MPG.
        William Flesher
        • 2 Years Ago
        @reattadudes
        When the 500 arrived, so many complained that it's fuel economy was lacking in comparison to the larger Kia Rio and Hyundai Accent. That the reliability would be terrible. That it was a sales flop before it was fully introduced. Unlike the Rio and Accent, which did not manage to provide anything even CLOSE to their EPA estimated fuel economy, the Fiat 500 manages to easily exceed 40 mpg. Reliability thus far has been stellar. And sales are comparable to MINI's. Bravo Fiat/Chrysler! Bring on the 500 L , the 500 X, and the sub-compact Jeep!
          rcavaretti
          • 2 Years Ago
          @William Flesher
          people have an issue with facts. The North American Fiat 500 is mechanically similar to the global 500. That 500 has has come up at the top of many reliability reports in class, including the stodgy German ADAC. There was no reason to assume a geographical relocation would change the stats.
        Matteo239
        • 2 Years Ago
        @reattadudes
        I'm looking at getting an Abarth. Many say they have much more fun driving the Fiat than some of there other exotics.
        Ben Dover
        • 2 Years Ago
        @reattadudes
        Oh yeah? I have four Vipers, five Cadillacs, eight Buicks, a couple dozen SUVs, and my own parking garage. Now either call me a liar or an idiot that wouldn't invest his money more wisely in one or two nice cars instead of a fleet of fail.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @reattadudes
        [blocked]
      sm46m
      • 2 Years Ago
      love our tax dollars at work. We bail out chrysler and Fiat runs with our tax dollars to mexico to build this plant and then sell them to the US workers. Great ...work Obama
        Matteo239
        • 2 Years Ago
        @sm46m
        I'm pretty sure Fiat was not able to use any of the bailout money or profits from chrysler for "Fiat operations".
        Quen47
        • 2 Years Ago
        @sm46m
        I assume you weren't being sarcastic, because if you had any basic grasp of the facts you really would think Obama did a great job since Fiat/Chrysler is building the 1.4 liter engines that appear in the 500 and American-made Dart in Michigan. Therefore, I'm generously giving you the benefit of the doubt.
        FreeThinker
        • 2 Years Ago
        @sm46m
        Troll on, troll.
        MAX
        • 2 Years Ago
        @sm46m
        The FIAT 500 motor is built in Michigan while Fiat/Chrysler has invested billions in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois. That's why Obama crushed the RepibliCON outsourcing robot. BTW, the only car in this class built in America is the Chevy Sonic
        thequebecerinfrance
        • 2 Years Ago
        @sm46m
        Wow, Fiat builds the 1000000th 500 and a big fat loser comes in and talks about Obama. Maybe you should get a sex life first before posting here. At least you would not be frustrated any more.
          jnbcressy
          • 2 Years Ago
          @thequebecerinfrance
          I was answering the guys question! He said the Government saved GM and Chrysler with our tax dollars and there is only one guy taking credit for it duh!
        gtv4rudy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @sm46m
        Doesn't GM and Ford build cars and trucks in Mexico or am I just dreaming?
      Mike Lee
      • 2 Years Ago
      FIAT (F-ix I-t A-gain T-ony) = piece of ****(!)
      rocketmoose
      • 2 Years Ago
      Well, from this we can deduce that there are at least 1 million hairdressers in the world.
      Duck
      • 2 Years Ago
      We can then deduce that there are at least one million sorority girls worldwide that will buy a cute little car as a fashion statement, no matter how mediocre it is.
        Rick
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Duck
        Or maybe that you don't know what you're talking about...
      FreeThinker
      • 2 Years Ago
      Fun little car. You have to drive one through a city with a stickshift to understand.
      sinistro79
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hope the 500e utterly destroys the Prius sales in North America. Congrats, Fiat! Now its time for you to bring us Alfa Romeo.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @sinistro79
        [blocked]
      Teleny411
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is the only fwd car that even slightly interests me.
      Scooter
      • 2 Years Ago
      All i can say is that "factually" this car offers nothing, mediocre MPG for its size and power, low engine power, tiny size that offers very little "usuable" space, and non-threatening, bland styling. You'd be happier, and better off in a Ford Focus 5 door.
      Clock
      • 2 Years Ago
      Someone read me this headline aloud and the only response I could think of was "For what?"
      Felipe Politano
      • 2 Years Ago
      1,000,000 times 500... Weight them all together and you have, like, 37 times 300 (from Chrysler, that is). There it is, one nice equation for Stephen Hawking to solve.
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