The luxury utility vehicle’s home will now be the company’s Mirafiori factory in Turin, Italy. We wonder if Motown’s municipal bankruptcy had something to do with this about face.
Lay-offs for some 5,300 workers at the Mirafiori facility will be extended as they retool to build the Levante. Fiat is investing just about 1 billion Euros in the plant to make production possible.
With the goal of rehiring all of its laid-off Italian workers by 2016, Fiat is adding production to underutilized factories in its home country, including Mirafiori, which is its oldest and largest facility.
This is a loss for Detroit and the American auto industry but an important win for workers in Italy.
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Source: Automotive News