2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
Fiat and Chrysler's plans for a joint SUV are taking shape. Production should start as early as next year.
In the coming year, the already well-stocked compact SUV market will be even tighter: From then on, Fiat and Chrysler want to manufacture around 280,000 of the handy soft-roaders every year on the Fiat Mirafiori site in Turin and bear the logos of the subsidiary Sell brands Alfa Romeo and Jeep. According to "Automotive News Europe", Fiat is planning an investment of 1.3 billion euros for this.
Premiere for Alfa
The sporty Fiat subsidiary Alfa is breaking completely new ground with its own SUV - because never before has there been such a vehicle in the range in the more than 100-year history of the brand. With Jeep it looks different, there the new one is supposed to replace the Patriot and later also the Compass.
The SUV descendants will probably use the platform of the Alfa Giulietta, which has to be widened and adapted to the needs of the American market for export to the USA. Because half of the annual production should remain in Europe, the other half should be exported, mainly to North America. (mid)