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Friday, November 6, 2009

Update on the time line for the Fiat 500 showing up in the USA.

To clarify when you'll be able to buy your Fiat 500, it will be January 2011. Sergio Marchionne made this comment during the question and answer period during the Chrysler Group LLC 2010 – 2014 Business Plan meeting Wednesday, November 4th.

Chrysler and Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne

Other comments from Sergio Marchionne are; only the best dealers will get the Fiat 500, it will marketed as a Fiat 500 and not a Chrysler 500 also, the 500 will more than likely not be marketed in rural areas where its advantages in size and maneuverability will not be so important.

I've been reviewing 8 hours of audio and a slew of pdf files for interesting facts coming out of the business plan meeting. There's more information to come, so check back.


Anonymous said...

January is nice. The one I want to buy is the 160 HP Abarth esseesse.

Chris said...

Right now, the actual time line varies by a few months but it seems it will be a little wait for the 500 Abarth, more towards the end of 2011 beginning 2012.

The good news is that while we're waiting, I'm sure there will be updates to the car.

I'm looking forward to the 1.4 Turbo with MultiAir. This engine in the Alfa MiTo is at 135 hp but there is a version coming out with 170hp. I wouldn't be surprised if the North American version will have more than the normal European 135hp. We'll have to wait over the next 2 years to find out what's coming.

The launch seems so far away, I can't wait!