Report: Fiat/Chrysler to build Fiat 500 in Mexico, engine in Michigan

According to sources that spoke with The Wall Street Journal, Chrysler Group LLC and Fiat SpA plan on building the US-spec Fiat 500 compact car at Chrysler’s plant in Mexico. Insiders familiar with the matter say that Chrysler is also looking to make a small Fiat engine for the 500 at Chrysler’s Trenton, Mich. facility.

Sources also said that the group is considering building a Fiat-derived compact car slightly larger than the 500 in the U.S. as well.

Chrysler spokesman Gualberto Ranieri declined to comment on the report.

It was recently reported that Fiat/Chrysler will build and sell four versions of the 500 minicar in the United States.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: WSJ