Future Chrysler Sebring to Be Built by Fiat in Italy

Fiat will build two Chrysler models in Italy, including the next-generation Sebring mid-size sedan, sources within the company told Automotive News.

Fiat’s five year plan include more vehicles to be manufactured by Fiat and Chrysler for each other than what was revealed on Wednesday in Turin. The manufacturing plan is part of a larger effort to bond the companies’ product development, purchasing and other operations for maximum efficiencies of scale.

In 2013, Fiat will assemble in Turin a mid-sized sedan “that will be primarily produced and distributed for Chrysler in the U.S.,” Marchionne said. A source familiar with the matter said the car will replace the Sebring. In 2012, Fiat will build in Italy a new compact sedan, which will be distributed in North America under the Chrysler brand.

Chrysler will build two Alfa Romeo SUVs in the United States for global sales: a compact model in 2012 and a larger model in 2014. Chrysler could also import new, Fiat-built subcompacts in 2013 for both the Chrysler and Dodge brands from Serbia.

In order to maximize capacity use, Chrysler will build the compact SUV for Alfa in the United States along with the vehicle that will replace the Jeep Patriot and Compass crossovers. The large Alfa SUV and Jeep Cherokee replacement, sold as the Liberty in the United States, will share the same U.S. plant. Plans include also the assembly of the Fiat 500 by Chrysler in Mexico.

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 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.
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