Source: Tanjug | Wednesday, 29.05.2019.| 10:09
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Potential merger between Fiat Chrysler and Renault not to affect Kragujevac factory – Production of SUV model planned

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The operating management of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Serbia in Kragujevac have been unofficially informed by their colleagues from Turin that the potential merger between FCA and Renault would not essentially change the plans of the factory in Serbia in the period until 2022, Novosti reports.

The readiness of assembly lines for the serial production of the new model will be checked, as said, in late 2019, so that the production of the new model could start at full capacity in 2020.

The parameters for the production of the new car, checked on several occasions in Kragujevac, show that Fiat plans to produce a SUV vehicle in this factory, most probably based on a Punto or a Tipo.

The increasingly frequent media allegations about the operations and the survival of this company in Serbia are dismissed by members of the operating management. Unofficially, they say that the allegations would be funny if they didn't cause unrest among the workers.

They remind that the heads of the company clearly told the employees in the second half of 2018 that the factory in Sumadija is covered by the group's plan for the upcoming five years and that the claims that anyone intends to close the most modern factory in the group, in which nearly EUR 1.5 billion was invested, are irresponsible.
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