Alfa Romeo withdrew from the U.S. market back in 1995 but now is headed back to the stateside with a whole new vehicle onslaught and could be moving its production to the U.S. as well. Fiat is considering moving Alfa Romeo production to the U.S. and is already in talks with domestic automakers about sharing manufacturing facilities.
“I’ve always had the view that we had to produce in America,” Fiat’s CEO Sergio Marchionne said in an interview with the Financial Times. He said that he plans to start North American production of Alfa Romeo badged cars by late 2011 or 2012.
He said that Fiat is already in talks with Detroit’s major automakers about sharing production technology and facilities. GM, Ford and Chrysler were not available for comment although we highly doubt Chrysler could be of any help to Alfa.
Fiat is looking to return its Iveco truck division to the U.S. along with a relaunched Fiat 500 minicar said Marchionne.
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