Furthermore, the Fiat - Chrysler alliance will rely on four vehicle platforms, two engines and two transmissions that would be used by both companies for their very own models.
These details were unveiled by Chrysler's bankruptcy papers, with the declaration of Thomas LaSorda, Chrysler vice-chairman and president, clearly mentioning the models to be sold by Fiat in the United States.
Here are a few paragraphs from the official papers (as provided by edmunds.com):
"Chrysler has attempted in recent weeks to sell product lines and other units to a number of Chinese companies, but these efforts too have been unsuccessful.
Access to Fiat technology and platforms is a critical benefit of the alliance. Fiat would give Chrysler access to its 3.0-liter diesel engine and 1.4-liter gas engine technology, critical pieces for Chrysler to meet the new fuel economy standards.
Chrysler and Fiat have identified four vehicle platforms and two engine and transmission families that can be used in the alliance. Among those platforms are Fiat's highly successful C-EVO platform, which Fiat and Chrysler have agreed to manufacture at one of Chrysler's U.S. plants, and Fiat's small car F500 and Fiat's hatchback.
These shared platforms will result in substantial savings to Chrysler while accelerating an entry into the small-car market. Without Fiat, it would cost approximately $8 billion to $10 billion and four to five years for Chrysler to develop four new platforms, two new engine families and two new transmission families."