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Saturday, June 09, 2012

By Manoj Kumawat

Fiat 500 1 lakh units sold in less than four years in UK

What if Fiat has been too dormant in India with sole two offerings – Fiat Linea sedan and Fiat Grande Punto hatchback, its Fiat 500 hatch is getting popular in UK. Recently Fiat sold its 1 lakh unit. However, the launch of Skoda Citigo recently as well as Hyundai i10 micro car, and others are pulling down its sales by presenting some extraordinary segment first features, still the 500 remains one of the best selling cars in UK.. Its power, mileage as well as small dimensions apart from the engine configurations available have been very conducive for its sales. The Fiat 500 price in UK starts at £9,960 that is cheaper than Skoda Citigo price that starts £9,999.

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It is only four years that Fiat was launched in UK and getting more than 1 lakh units sold in this period with an average of 2100 cars per month is quite impressive. Specially recently when Europe is reeling under economic crisis. Best among the Fiat 500 cars were the one which are powered by 1.2 L engine. Out of the 1 lakh units sold till sate, over 80,000 units are the 1.2 L engine models of the 500 car by Fiat. Also, as per the official information about the car, Fiat sold most of the cars in these shades Bossanova White, Volare Light Blue, Pasodoble Red Metallic and Crossover Black. With this, Fiat believes that it will continue its success story in UK and will be able to sell more car in the coming future.

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Meanwhile, back in India, the Italian car maker has decided to gallop after treading for years altogether under the shade of Tata. Recently, the car maker has launched the most powerful diesel hatchback Fiat Punto Sport and is expected to increase its dealer base as well as product portfolio in the near future. It is believed that Fiat is also in the process of bringing more of its car brands such as Jeep in India and with this the overall presence of Fiat cars in India will improve drastically.

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