Is Fiat and Renault planning to develop a new commercial vehicle?

AP
Published Jul 23, 2014, 1:19 pm IST
Updated Mar 31, 2019, 5:26 pm IST
Striking a deal will help both the companies to share costs on vehicle development
Striking a deal will help both the companies to share costs on vehicle development; Image for representational purpose only
 Striking a deal will help both the companies to share costs on vehicle development; Image for representational purpose only

Milan: Italian carmaker Fiat has reached a deal with Renault on development of a new light commercial vehicle.

Fiat, which owns Chrysler, said the vehicle bearing the Fiat Professional brand would be an Italian design, built on a Renault platform at a plant in France. The first vehicles will be produced in 2016. It is the first industrial partnership between Fiat and Renault, two of Europe's largest mass-market carmakers.

 

Fiat and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is finalizing the merger with Chrysler, which Fiat took over five years ago. One of the hallmarks of Marchionne's leadership at Fiat has been to seek out limited partnerships to share costs on vehicle development, while retaining control of distinctive design elements.  

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