Concern Fiat-Chrysler will expand its production facilities in ItalyDecember 5, 2018
Concern Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) is preparing an updated European production plan, according to which it is planned to increase the number of assembled models at its plants in Italy.
For example, FCA wants to build in Italy more models of the Jeep, the new Alfa Romeo crossover based on the Maserati, as well as the Maserati Alfieri sports car.
According to the latest information, the plant in Melfi (southern Italy) will begin assembling the Jeep Compass instead of the Fiat Punto that left in August. The same plant already produces a model Jeep Renegade.
The plant in Pomigliano will continue to assemble the Fiat Panda, contrary to rumors about the transfer of production to Poland, where it was going until 2011. In addition, at the same plant they plan to produce a compact crossover Jeep, which will be smaller than the Renegade and targeted at European buyers.
Fiat plans to promote its 500th line in the future electrification strategy, and for this purpose the company is preparing a plant in Mirafiori, where it is planned to assemble the first electric 500th. The same plant is home to the Maserati Levante, which can provide a platform for the new flagship Alfa Romeo crossover.
Finally, the sports model Maserati Alfieri is likely to be assembled in the brand’s hometown, Modena. All this is aimed at increasing the company’s operating margin in Europe to 5-7% by 2022, because last year it amounted to only 3.2%.