Fiat Builds its Millionth 500

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Fiat assembly plant in Tychy, Poland, reaches a major production milestone as the 1,000,000th 500 rolls off the line.

While the Fiat 500 may have gotten off to a slow start in the US market, overseas it has taken country after country by storm. In fact the factory in Poland that builds them for European and other markets has just produced the millionth 500 since it began producing them less than six years ago. The 1,000,000th Fiat 500 produced is an Abarth model, the hot-hatch version with a 135-horsepower 1.4-liter turbo four. The car rolled off the assembly line in Tychy on April 19, painted in white and headed to an Italian buyer.

The one before it was a 95hp 500 S also headed to Italy, and the one after is a light blue 500C Lounge destined for Germany, which only goes to show the vast configuration choices offered on the retro hatchback. Fiat asserts that of the million 500s it's made, it'd be hard to find any two exactly alike. The total does not include those made for North America by the Toluca plant in Mexico, which has produced 100,000 units of the 500 since production began there in 2011.

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