As the Fiat 500 embarks on US shores, news is that Alfa Romeo production in Mexico will start in June. It could be important information - announcing that the Alfa Romeo brand will be ready to return to the US car market in 2012. The news comes as Sergio Marchionne made a visit to the Chrysler Toluca plant. The factory has a production capacity of 120,000 vehicles: 50,000 of which are destined for the North American and Canadian markets. The number of workers employed there is about 2,714.
The US Fiat 500 is being produced in Toluca, as is the Dodge Journey. The Journey-based Fiat Freemont coming to Europe will also be produced there and it seems that room could be made for Alfa Romeo models coming to the US. Whatever happens, the additional production space will be needed if Fiat is to get anywhere near its ambitious targets for 2011. Marchionne intends to produce two million vehicles this year which is an increase of 32 percent.
Source | Autoblog.it