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New general manager for Guangzhou-Fiat

March 7, 2013 by Joey Wang

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Guangzhou-Fiat has appointed a new general manager, John Burton, as of March 1 replacing Jack Cheng. Burton has nearly 20 years of experience under his belt running plants for General Motors in Poland, Germany and Britain. Most recently, he was in charge of green field projects for GM in Detroit.

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The new Jeep Cherokee; Chinese reactions

February 25, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

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The new Jeep Cherokee sent the interwebs into a frenzy, the new design is extremely polarizing with most people hating it. Autoblog.com received a record 877 comments on their first story on the new Cherokee, Jalopnik got 554 comments, MotorTrend 136 and TTAC deleted their first article because they were afraid of Chrysler’s embargo.

China has a strong interest in the Jeep Cherokee. The new Cherokee will be produced in China by the Guangzhou-Fiat joint venture starting next year, and the much-missed Cherokee XJ was made in China by Beijing-Jeep from 1984 to 2009.

One of the biggest automotive portals in China, Autohome.com.cn, got 1146 comments on their first story on the new Cherokee, and what did they say..?

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Spy Shots: new Jeep Cherokee testing in China

February 17, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: new Jeep Cherokee testing in China

New spy shots from the 2014 Jeep Cherokee testing in China. The 2014 Cherokee is the successor of the Jeep Liberty, which was the successor of the original Cherokee. The new Cherokee is based on the platform that also underpins the Dodge Dart and the China-made Fiat Viaggio.

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Spy Shots: 2014 Jeep Cherokee testing in China

January 23, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: 2014 Jeep Cherokee testing in China

The first spy shot of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee testing in China. The 2014 Cherokee is the successor of the Jeep Liberty, which was the successor of the original Cherokee. The new Cherokee is based on the platform that also underpins the Dodge Dart and the China-made Fiat Viaggio.

The 2014 Cherokee will be made in the US and in China. Production in the US will start this spring. Production in China is expected to start late next year at the Guangzhou-Fiat joint venture, until then the Cherokee will be imported from the US.

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Guangzhou Auto signs deal with Fiat to build Jeeps in China

January 18, 2013 by Joey Wang

Guangzhou Auto signs deal with Fiat to build Jeeps in China

Guangzhou Automobile Group has signed an agreement with Italian manufacturer Fiat SpA and its Chrysler Group LLC subsidiary to build and sell more vehicles, including Jeeps, in China. The companies said their deal was signed at Chrysler’s headquarters in Detroit on Tuesday, during the North American International Auto Show.

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Jeep production to (re)start in China from late 2014

January 16, 2013 by W.E. Ning

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Fiat and Chrysler Group said today that they have reached an agreement with Guangzhou Automobile Group to build Jeeps in China for sale to Chinese consumers, the Jeeps will be made by the existing Guangzhou-Fiat joint venture. Under the agreement with Guangzhou, Fiat and the Chinese automaker hope to begin building a compact Jeep SUV in China for Chrysler for sale in China.

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Patent Applied: Fiat Panda will come to China

December 21, 2012 by Joey Wang

Patent Applied: Fiat Panda will come to China

Fiat has applied for patent for the Chinese auto market on the Fiat Panda and Fiat Panda 4×4. This means the Panda is on its way to China, where it for its name alone kinda belongs. The Fiat Panda will be made in China by the new Guangzhou-Fiat joint venture.

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Fiat Viaggio hits the Chinese auto market

September 14, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Fiat Viaggio hits the Chinese auto market

The Fiat Viaggio has been launched on the Chinese auto market, price starts at 108.800 yuan and ends at 158.800 yuan (17.220 – 25.134 USD)  The Viaggio is made in China by the Guangzhou-Fiat joint venture, it debuted in April on the Beijing Auto Show. Next up is a hatchback based on the Viaggio sedan.

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Rendered Speculation: Fiat Viaggio hatchback for China

July 4, 2012 by W.E. Ning

Fiat Viaggio hatchback for China

Fiat is working on a hatchback version of the new Viaggio, code -named ’343C’, which will debut next year, likely at the Guangzhou Auto Show in November 2013. Production of the Fiat Viaggio sedan started last week, the sedan will hit the Chinese car market in September for around 120.000 yuan.

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Production of the Fiat Viaggio started in China

June 30, 2012 by Joey Wang

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Party time in the great city of Changsha in Hunan Province. Production of the Fiat Viaggio was officially started, the Viaggio will hit the Chinese car market in September. The Viaggio is made in China by the Guangzhou-Fiat joint venture and is based on the Dodge Dart which again is based on Fiat’s C-EVO platform that also underpins the Alfa Romeo Giulietta.

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