Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com
June 5, 2012
If you were thinking about purchasing a 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth, you're out of luck for the time being. The Detroit News reports that Chrysler is telling dealers that it's no longer accepting wholesale orders for the new 2012 500 Abarth.
When the Abarth went on sale in late April, over a thousand customers had put a deposit down. Fiat decided to up the amount from thousand to 3,000 Abarths to help with increased demand. Sources say the Toluca, Mexico plant building the 500 Abarth has reached its limit.
So what does this mean for customers who place an order for Abarth now? They'll be waiting for the 2013 500 Abarths to roll off the line.
"The Fiat 500 Abarth is unstoppable. Dealer orders for the Abarth dramatically exceeded the number of units we had scheduled for production. We had to schedule additional production to try and keep up with the demand. Most Abarth units are sold within one day," said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Fiat Brand.
Source: The Detroit News