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 |  Apr 21 2010, 5:44 PM


The Dodge Nitro is already sold in Europe, but parent company Fiat appears to be looking for a piece of the action. Industry journal Automotive News reports that the Jeep Liberty-based SUV could be badged as a Fiat product by the end of this year. The export model would presumably be manufactured in Chrysler’s Toledo, Ohio factory and sent across the Atlantic. A heavily revised Nitro is expected for the 2011 model year, but almost no details surrounding the car have surfaced, including whether it’s destined for Fiat’s European product line.

At a press conference held today to discuss the future product plans of Fiat and its numerous brands (including the Chrysler companies) the company CEO Sergio Marchionne did not expand on plans to rebadge the Nitro.

[Source: Automotive News via Left Lane News]