May 16, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
The new Guangzhou-Fiat joint venture will finally start making cars next year. First vehicle will be a C-medium sedan, likely the Linea. Guangzhou Auto already distributes imported Fiats in China trough a mere 34 dealers, the network will grow to 100 dealers next year. The Fiat 500 will be listed in China in September. Fiat plans to introduce a special edition ‘500 by Gucci’ next year as well. No doubt the Chinese car buyers will love that one.
August 25, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
The new joint venture between Fiat and Guangzhou Auto will make Fiats, Jeeps and Chryslers for the Chinese market. First up is the next generation Fiat Linea, a medium sized sedan. The current Linea, on pic, is available in China but as an import which makes it too expensive to sell. The Guangzhou-Fiat joint venture is so new that they don’t have a factory yet, production of the new Linea will only start in 2012.