Chryslers will be built at former Bertone plant
September 16th, 2009 by Bill Cawthon
CEO Sergio Marchionne announced the some Chrysler vehicles will be built at the plant Fiat
recently acquired from the former Carrozzeria Bertone.
Marchionne would not specify the exact models to be built at the plant in Grugliasco, near Turin, but sources say production could begin as early as 2011. A leading candidate would be the replacement for the European version of the Chrysler 300C
which is due that year. Currently, the 300C
for the European market is built by Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria. Magna Steyr also builds the Jeep
. The contracts for both vehicles end next year and renewal may not be an option as Magna International
, parent company to Magna Steyr, will likely be the majority owner of former GM German subsidiary Opel
Marchionne also said a new, five-year business plan for Chrysler will be released in November.