Fiat to build next-generation Chrysler Sebring in Italy

Posted on Friday, 23 April 2010 , 00:04:33 byAlina

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Fiat to build next-generation Chrysler Sebring in Italy

Fiat sources said yesterday at the company's 5-year business plan presentation that Fiat Group will assemble two Chrysler brand models in Italy. The two models include the next-generation Sebring sedan.

According to either announcements by Fiat and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne or information from company sources:

- In 2013, Fiat will build in Turin a mid-sized sedan "that will be primarily produced and distributed for Chrysler in the U.S.," Marchionne said. Sources said that the model will be the next Sebring.

- In 2012, Fiat will build in Italy a new compact sedan

- Alfa is planning a rear-drive roadster for 2013. The car could be built in Canada or Italy.

- Chryslerr will build in the United States two Alfa Romeo SUVs for global sales -- a compact model in 2012 and a larger model in 2014.

- Chrysler could also export a Fiat-built subcompact in 2013 for both Chrysler and Dodge.

The Chrysler Sebring sedan will be built in the Mirafiori plant in Turin, along with the Alfa Romeo Giulia mid-sized sedan and wagon.

The new compact Chrysler model, build for Alfa in the United, in oder to maximize capacity use, will be built in Fiat's Cassino plant in central Italy. By 2014, Cassino will build 400,000 units on the same platform, including the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, the Fiat Bravo replacement and the Lancia Delta.