Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Where Will the Fiat/Dodge 500 be Built?

The Local 4 Detroit TV News reported that Fiat is looking at producing the Fiat 500 at Warren,Michigan the Dodge Ram Truck Plant or Belvidere Ill. the Dodge Caliber plant.

The Chrysler engineers have been studying the Tychy Poland plant were the Fiat 500 is currently produced. The Tychy Plant produces about 500,000 Fiat 500s a year. The Belvidere Ill. plant can only produce about 265,000 A year.

The Dodge Ram Truck plant in Warren Michigan is a large facility. It also has it's stamping plant attached and a large shipping yard. The Warren Truck is capable of building 1100 full size trucks a day.

Which this plant could give Chrysler-Fiat the capacity it needs to produce 4 different models of the 500 and high volume.
Hopefully Chrysler-Fiat decides to build the Fiat 500 in the United States, but they better make a move soon.

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