Fiat could produce Jeep Cherokee SUV in China, say reports
Deal between Turin-based automaker and Guangzhou nearly complete29 October, 19:01
Under the deal, the Jeep brand SUV would be produced in Fiat-owned plants in China and could roll into dealerships in 2015, the agency said, citing sources.
This would mark the third attempt in 15 years by Fiat to gain a foothold in China.
Fiat is considering assembling the Jeep Cherokee in its own plant in China.
Chief executive officer Sergio Marchionne has been working towards merging Fiat with Michigan-based Chrysler, which the Italian automaker took control of in 2009 in a deal that rescued the ailing American automaker from bankruptcy.