According to an Italian trade union official, the carmaker, which just recently acquired full control over Chrysler Group LLC, will present a Jeep-branded small sports utility vehicle (SUV) at the Geneva car show in March.
Besides the highly anticipated small Jeep – which the automaker sees as a key asset to top 1 million delivered units for the US brand in 2014, the Paris show in October will also bring the sibling, the 500X small crossover vehicle.
Fiat SpA, who just completed the merger with the US arm and is now ready to consolidate its business also announced it will seek a New York stock exchange listing, in addition to the one in Milan, will move the official base of the newly formed Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to the Netherlands and its tax base to London. The group is also poised to present in early May a new industrial plan, outlining further its planned new investments and models.
In regards to the two models in question, Ugl trade union official Pino Giordano said in a statement that both cars will be produced at the Melfi plant in the southern Italian region of Basilicata, which currently builds the Grande Punto. He added that work to adapt the production line at Melfi to produce the two new models was already underway.