Earlier this morning we learned that Mercedes-Benz is yanking its Sprinter from Chrysler and its Dodge dealerships by Jan. 2010. Chrysler Group LLC has now confirmed that it is considering two Fiat SpA commercial vehicles for the North American market to replace the Sprinter.
The vehicles under consideration include the Fiat Ducato and Iveco Daily. Gualberto Ranieri, senior vice president of communications at Chrysler, said that the models will not be sold as Fiat’s in the U.S.
“The sole Fiat vehicle in North America will be the Fiat 500. Period,” said Ranieri.
Sources told Automotive News that Chrysler is considering bringing in the vehicles under a new brand rather than putting them under the Dodge truck brand.
– By: Omar Rana