The millionth car actually rolled off the Poland production line and was a Lounge variant powered by a 68bhp 1.2-litre engine. The Fiat 500 is sold in over 100 countries and made up 13.9 per cent of the market in Europe during 2008. In 2009 it sold around 186,000 units.
The original Fiat 500 managed to rack up sales of 3.4 million until August 1975 but took four years to reach 180,000 registrations.
Part of the sales success of the Fiat 500 is down to the host of variants and special editions offered by Fiat. The Abarth hot-hatch came first followed by the 500C convertible but special models by Diesel and Gucci were also released.