While a finalized version of the Chrysler-Fiat alliance has yet to be officially approved, sources familiar with the terms of the agreement have confirmed that an alliance between the two automotive titans would pave the way for Fiat’s North American debut. Tentatively, the plan calls for a total of 7 Fiat vehicles to make their way to the U.S. market, intended to represent each segment equally. Although it is still unclear which vehicles will serve simply as underpinnings and which vehicles will maintain their Fiat badging, the good news is that Alfa Romeo MiTo will be making the jump across the pond.
In addition, Fiat also plans to introduce 2 A-segment vehicles, most likely the Fiat 500 and a Chrysler-badged Fiat Panda variant; 2 B-Segment vehicles: the Alfa Romeo MiTo and an as-yet-undisclosed additional vehicle for the Chrysler lineup; 2 C-Segment vehicles: the Alfa Romeo 147 as well as similar vehicle sharing the same Fiat C-Evo platform; and 1 D-Segment vehicle: a Chrysler Sebring replacement built on an elongated version of the aforementioned C-Evo platform.
If the Chrysler-Fiat agreement receives the necessary approval, sources indicate the first Fiat vehicles should begin appearing on Chrysler’s U.S. dealer lots as early 2012.
Source: Auto News