Panda: This tiny city car returned from Polish production to Italy in 2011 and that became the biggest model made here by 2013.
500X: This mini crossover vehicle has entered a growing segment and should bolster Fiat production. It had only just arrived in late 2014 so had little impact that year.
Data source: ANFIA.
Summary: A quarter of a million cars is chicken feed in today's market environment where volume is essential to viability. It does look like the situation is turning around but to what degree only Fiat could say. Most Fiat cars are made elsewhere but it is important that production is maintained in Italy for what is an Italian brand.