After a break that lasted 30 years, the Fiat brand returned to the United States but sales figures from the Italian brand have been disappointing in its first year. The Fiat 500 was launched to battle against BMW's MINI, but sales figures were less than 26,000 units which was half the number originally forecast by the company.
To rescue the brand from a new failure in one of the world's biggest car markets, Fiat is planning to launch a wagon variant of their subcompact 500. Olivier Francois, head of the Fiat brand has confirmed the news and that we will see it unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in just a couple of months. Francois also confirmed that sales will begin in the US next year, following its introduction to European markets.
The Fiat 500 wagon will also be joined in the US market by the high performance Abarth derivative of the model.