Fiat Panda production hits two million; most now live in Italy

Since launching in May 2003, production of the fuel-sipping, second-generation Fiat Panda has topped two million units. Hard at work has been the crew at Fiat's factory in Tychy, Poland – sole production site for the Panda.

Where have all the Pandas gone? Italy has snagged 1,204,734 units, followed by Germany with 164,600, France grabbed 125,239 and Poland snatched up 115,465 units.

Currently, the Panda is offered with three gas-sipping engines: a 54-horsepower 1.1-liter, a 69-hp 1.2-liter and the range-topping 77-hp 1.4-liter. In additional to the gassers, there's a 75-hp 1.3-liter diesel engine and compressed natural gas and liquefied petroleum versions too.

The Polish Fiat facility will continue to crank out Pandas until the next-generation model, this one to be manufactured in Italy, arrives in 2012.

[Source: Ward's Auto – sub. req.]

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