The Fiat 500X has celebrated a production milestone, with the 500,000th example rolling down the assembly line in Melfi, Italy, over the weekend.
Befitting of the special occasion, the milestone vehicle was a special-edition model, the 500X 120th edition, which celebrates the brand's 120th anniversary.
Fiat's Melfi facility produces the 500X and its twin under the skin, the Jeep Renegade, and exports these vehicles to more than 100 countries around the world. The plant is now in its 25th year in operation.
A facelifted version of the retro-styled crossover was revealed in August last year, and has been on sale in Europe for a number of months.
However, at this stage, FCA Australia is unable to confirm when we'll see the facelifted 500X in local showrooms.
While the Italian crossover achieved a significant production milestone after just a few years on sale, it hasn't been much of a success of late Down Under.
For the month of April 2019, Fiat registered just nine 500X vehicles in Australia, well down on the 21 units it registered during the same month in 2018.
By comparison, sales leaders in the small SUV segment that the 500X competes in, like the Mazda CX-3 for example, consistently do volume of over 1000 units per month.
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