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Christopher Bruce2012-08-28 19:20:56

Fiat Production Will Continue to be Slow for Rest of Year

The Fiat 500X is supposed to be based on the upcoming 500L

FiatFiatFiatItaly, 1899 > present159 models
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does not anticipate a change in demand in the European auto market. Therefore, it plans to extend some layoffs and keep production low. 

The one counter to Fiat's lowered production will be the new Maserati QuattroporteQuattroporte Sport GT S “Awards Edition” Maserati Quattroporte Spo...Italy, 2010 > present10 photos
that will go into production in October and go on sale in November. 

It is possible that Fiat will ask the automotive union to extend layoffs at the end of September because of low demand. At two of its factories Fiat is closing factories two days a month to reduce production. 

Fiat still plans to delay the introduction of the next generation Punto because the compact car market has contracted so much. It has already been delayed until 2014 and could be further delayed until 2015.

Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne will address workers on October 30 with a final decision on the company's near future. 

There is some light in the future. Fiat will begin building a 500500 (modern)Fiat 500 (modern)Italy, 2007 > present241 versions
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-based SUV in 2013 and a compact Jeep SUV in 2014.

Source: Automotive News Europe

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