Fiat produce its ten millionth car
Last week Fiat produced its ten millionth car! Production has spanned 41 years and two factory assembly lines.
First to be produced were Syrenas in 1971, rolling off the assembly lines of the former FSM factory in Bielsko-Biala. A production licence was acquired in 1973 from the Polish government and the Fiat 126 started to be built at that same factory, while construction of a new factory commenced in Tychy.
Production began in the autumn of 1975 at Fiat Auto Poland, Tychy. From the end of 1971 until September 2000, when all production was moved to the Tychy, 1,722,596 vehicles including the Fiat 126, 127, Uno, Siena and Palio Weekend models exited the Bielsko-Biala factory.
Over the years the Fiat Auto Poland plant in Tychy has been transformed to become one of the most modern and technologically advanced in the international automotive industry thanks to investments tied to the launch of new models. Compliant with World Class Manufacturing standards vehicles produced here come in at the top of the reliability ratings. Proof lies with the Fiat Panda and the Fiat 500, both of which come off these lines and both of which have been awarded the prestigious Car of The Year title.
Over its 37 years of business, the Tychy factory has produced 8,277,404 units. It belonged to the old FSM until May 1992, and today is one of Fiat’s factories. Fiat models produced here were the 126, the Uno/Innocenti, Siena, Palio Weekend, Cinquecento, Seicento, Panda and the 500 (including Cabrio and Abarth), as well as the Lancia Ypsilon and Ford Ka. The Ducato, Punto, Bravo/Brava and Marea have also been assembled here.
The 10 millionth vehicle was a Fiat 500C Lounge painted Corsa Red and fitted with a 1.2 petrol engine earmarked for the German market.