Italian press is reporting that Masearti production will take place in Italy after an investment of about 600 million euros from Fiat Group in the Grugliasco plant (ex-Bertone facilities). Italy’s financial paper, Ilsole24ore reports that the new E segment Maserati will be produced, while Autoblog.it says both the Maserati SUV and so-called baby Quattroporte models will be produced at the Italian facilities. Production at the plant, which has been dormant since 2006, is expected to start at the end of 2012.
The announcement comes after an agreement between Sergio Marchionne and the employment Ministry was reached. No news regarding eventual Alfa Romeo SUV and Jeep production is available. Decisions regarding Italian production at Mirafiori of those models are apparently currently on hold due to euro-USD exchange rates in light of the fact that a large number of the models will be exported. That means the US could still get its slice of Alfa Romeo SUV production to help Fiat cut costs.