Thursday 5th April 2007
The one millionth Fiat Panda rolled off the production line. A city car from the Italian automobile manufacturer Fiat, it is now in its third generation. The first generation Fiat Panda was introduced in 1980, and was produced until 1986, when it underwent several changes. From 1986 until 2003, it was produced with only a few changes. They are now sometimes referred to as the “old Panda”. The second generation, launched in 2003, is sometimes referred to as the “New Panda” or “Nuova Panda” (in Italian), and was the European Car of the Year in 2004. The third generation debuted at Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2011 and assembled in Italy at Pomigliano d’Arco. Fiat has sold over 6.5 million Pandas globally, with more than 4.5 million being the first series Panda.