Last week, the FIAT 500 reached the 1.5 million unit milestone - with the landmark car in question, a white 1.2 Pop, rolling off the production line in Tychy, Poland, destined for its new owner in France.
The FIAT 500 has reached this impressive tally just eight years and four months after its launch, collecting more than 40 international awards along the way including the prestigious European Car of The Year accolade in 2008. It is now on sale in more than 100 countries around the world, from Japan to North America, with the UK being one of its strongest markets accounting for more than 240,000 of the total number sold.
For 2016, FIAT refreshed the exterior and interior, retaining the unmistakable 500 look that has made it such a global success but making it even more attractive and contemporary, adding advanced technologies, improved efficiency and even more customisation options than ever before. In total, no fewer than 1,900 changes have been made, most noticeable of which are the new front headlights with LED daytime running lights, the distinctive new rear light clusters and the new dashboard with its innovative UConnect infotainment system.
The FIAT 500 has been on sale in Canada since the 2012 model year. Pricing on the current model starts from $16,495.