Fiat will soon discuss new production plan for Cassino
Giuliettas, Bravos and Deltas are still being produced in the factory near Cassino (province of Frosinone). Those last two are up for replacement, and that’s why Sergio Marchionne mentioned that he wants to discuss this matter in October yesterday, during the meeting with the trade unions. The production of these two models in this modern factory, where not so long ago also the Croma was being built, will come to an end in 2 years max.
Because there is no news yet about filling up the gap, that would come to exist if these two models were taken out of production, speculations have been going round that Fiat would want to sell this factory. But nothing is less true, said Marchionne yesterday. The factory in the small place called Piedimonte San Germano, halfway between Rome and Naples, was for a brief moment counting on an extra Alfa Romeo model, being the Giulietta Sport Wagon. Though this project does exist (we found out ourselves in Turin), no green light has been given yet. Probably the blessing will be given in October, given the fact that the C-segment is still profitable in these harsh times. Cassino is also being connected to the successor of the Bravo, on the basis of the Fiat Viaggio. The successor of the Delta, based on the future Chrysler 100, will, despite the same platform, most probably be coming from the US, presumably from the factory of Toledo, Ohio, which is being expanded at the moment. In short; high expectations for Cassino.