Fiat to Shut Down Punto Production for 3 Months in 2012

It seems that despite the fact that the Fiat Punto is Italy’s second-best selling car, the automaker has begun stocking them up outside the Melfi factory. To prevent this from becoming a problem, they will be shutting the factory down for a total of three months, because despite the fact that the Punto is selling well, it apparently isn’t ‘well’ enough.
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This means that from August to October, no more Puntos will roll off the production line. This isn’t the first time Fiat are doing this, having also stopped production for a few days last month. However, according to, Fiat is looking for a partner with which to share its production capacity and, considering the deal Fiat has with Mazda, the next Europe-bound Mazda 2 could be built in Italy, alongside the new Punto, set to make its debut in 2014.
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