Fiat is celebrating a major milestone with the production of the 500,000th unit of its popular Fiat 500X model at the Melfi plant in southern Italy. The landmark achievement is yet another chapter of success in the story of this model, which has led its segment in Italy and been a permanent fixture in the European top ten since its launch in 2014.
With half a million units of Fiat’s famous crossover rolling off the production line in just five years, it was befitting that the car that completed this record achievement was a 500X 120TH edition, a special series model launched earlier this year at the Geneva International Motor Show to celebrate the Fiat brand’s 120th anniversary. The edition features a two-tone (black and white) Tuxedo livery, available on the 500X for the first time, equipped with a 150HP 1.3 FireFly Turbo engine and DCT dual clutch automatic transmission.
The impressive production record was set at the Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) plant at Melfi, one of the world’s most innovative automotive factories, which currently builds the Fiat 500X and Jeep Renegade models destined for export to more than 100 countries worldwide. In its 25 years of operation, the FCA Melfi Plant has focused on creating high quality products through optimal production process efficiency, coupled with the motivation and training of highly skilled workers at its Academy, the real jewel in its crown.
The Fiat 500X is available at showrooms across the Middle East.