Alfa Romeo will start North American production by 2010
Alfa Romeo withdraw from the US market in 1995. But now Fiat reported that the company is considering moving production of Alfa Romeo cars and Iveco trucks to the United States and is already talking to U.S. automakers about sharing manufacturing facilities. This move will help Fiat to save money, which is suffering from the relative strength of the euro against the dollar.
"I’ve always had the view that we had to produce in America," Fiat’s CEO Sergio Marchionne said, adding that he planned to start North American production of Alfa cars by 2011 or 2012.
He said Fiat is already talking to Detroit’s major carmakers about sharing production of Alfa Romeos in the United States. Representatives of General Motors, Ford Motor and Chrysler could not be reached for comment on the matter.
Source: Automotive News