Fiat’s Panda is following in the footsteps of some of Italy’s greatest small cars after the two millionth example rolled off the production line.
The former European Car of the Year winner has proven a hit with UK buyers – including Top Gear presenter James May – since its launch in 2003, and is one of a series of small cars from the Italian carmaker to notch up seven-figure production runs, including the original 500, and the original Panda from 1980.
A spokesperson for Fiat said
“The Panda model is part of Fiat’s heritage, which represented a new and unmistakable way of seeing the everyday relationship with the car in automotive history and Italian society. ”That’s why, over time, the Fiat Panda has become almost a brand in itself, with strong emotional value, to which Italian and European drivers are always profoundly attached.“
But the current model’s still some way off matching the production run of the original Panda, which attracted more than 4.5m buyers over its 23 year career.