• Dec 31, 2007

Fiat and Nanjing may have divorced their marriage on passenger cars, but that shouldn't affect their offspring. Following Fiat's withdrawal from its joint venture with the Chinese automaker, production of three current Fiat models at the Nanjing plant is expected to continue.

With demand for the Sino-Italian cars slowly dwindling, Nanjing Fiat Auto was expected to continue production in the short term only to satisfy orders placed, and the manufacturing of spare parts to support the service of the cars already sold will also continue for years to come. However, recent reports indicate that as part of its divorce with Fiat, Nanjing acquired the rights to continue building the Palio Weekend wagon, Siena sedan and Perla (a larger sedan having been developed in China and based on the Siena platform) under a different badge. Component suppliers in China report that they have received no cancellation on shipments to the assembly plant, so they're expecting to continue on with business as usual.

[Source: Automotive News Europe (sub. req'd) via Italiaspeed]



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      Are those advanced High Def wipers?
      • 7 Years Ago
      In other words, thanks for coming and showing us your technology and how to build it, we can take it from here. Cio. This is what the chinese are famous for, ripping off other companies R&D and money. They have been doing it to the Japanese for years.