Fiat 500 beats Mini in the UK!

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Once again the small 500 is in the headlines. This time in caotic Europe, more exactly in the United Kingdom, where last month, April, the Fiat was back in the Top 10 best selling cars of this important market. After 2 years without this result, the 500 sold 2600 units which allowed it to become the 10th most popular car in that country beating its archrival the Mini in its natural market. The reason for this success is still unknown but it is certainly important specially these days when competition in A segment is getting tough (VW Up’s take off, restyling of C1/107/Aygo and Twingo) while economic situation in the continent is getting worse. Last year Fiat 500 was number 15 among bestselling cars with more than 25.000 units sold, representing 50% of total sales of the brand. This year, if sales keep their path, the Cinquino could reach more than 30.000 units, a great number indeed. Meanwhile in Canada, the Fiat got a new record with 1.211 units beating March/12 record of 1.207 units. It seems this pretty car, no matter its age, keeps attracting so many people from so many places. Good for that!


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