The Italian manufacturer of automobiles, Fiat, produced another city car in 1980 by the model name of Fiat Panda. This was created as a successor of the Fiat 126 for the first generation, and for the Fiat Seicento for the second generation.
The Panda is classed as a city car, and its first generation was produced in the years 1980 until May 2003, which sold approximately four and a half million units. The first Panda was of the Type 141 and designed by the Italian automobile designer, Giorgetto Guigaro. It landed second place as the European Car of the Year in 1981, and the Panda 45 Super was launched in 1982 at the Paris Motorshow. The model was redesigned in January 1986 to improve the car’s overall structure.
In 2003, the Panda saw the release of the New Panda, or Model 169 as it was codenamed. This model is manufactured only in Tychy, Poland by Fiat and has the layout of front engine, front wheel drive or four wheel drive. Because of its good functionality, the Fiat Panda is officially used by the police departments, forest services, military agencies, and mail delivery services. It is also a favorite model and format for toy cars, allowing it to easily spread in popularity.