FIAT UK has just delivered its 100,000th FIAT 500, just four-and-a-half years since the freshly-crowned European Car of the Year 2008 was first launched in right-hand-drive. The passing of this significant milestone demonstrates that the FIAT 500 is still high on customer shortlists when it comes to choosing a new supermini and follows on from April's official UK sales figures in which the FIAT 500 made it into the 10 best-sellers list with 2,600 vehicles sold.
The figure breakdown reveals that 80 percent of all FIAT 500 sales have been 1.2-litre petrol engine versions and 48 percent are in the top-of-the-range Lounge specification. The most popular colour choices are Bossanova white, Pasodoble red, Volare light blue and the metallic Crossover black. FIAT's award-winning two-cylinder TwinAir engine accounts for eight percent of total sales, an impressive tally considering it didn't go on sale until 2010.
The FIAT 500 has proven to be a hit with Irish buyers also, with more than 1,200 examples of the FIAT 500 sold (predominantly 1.2 Pop versions) since the car's launch in 2008.