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will build its new
SUV in Turin, Italy. CEO
confirmed in an interview that the luxury utility will be manufactured at
flagship plant, and that the Mirafiori facility may build an
SUV variant as well. Reports as far back as 2011 originally suggested the Italian-branded luxury SUV would be
built in Detroit
Jeep Grand Cherokee
relative. Marchionne now says Fiat will construct both
vehicles in Turin, but has thus far declined to comment on exactly which models will be manufactured at the plant.
Right now, the factory is only running a few days per month, but Fiat has committed to investing around $1.63 billion to relaunch Maserati, and a fair slice of those funds could go toward revamping the Turin plant. Marchionne also made it clear that the
network in the US will play a large role in the future success of the Alfa Romeo brand.
Set to bow in 2014 and hit dealers by 2015, the
is expected to take cues from the brand's 2011 Kubang concept shown above. As the Trident's first SUV, the
is expected to compete directly with the
Land Rover Range Rover