FIAT collaborates to create new model
When FIAT first reemerged back onto the U.S. market, many of us didn't know what to do or think about it. After seeing the impressive lineup that the Italian brand has to offer, we think it's safe to assume that FIAT is worth a gander. Now that the automaker is done showing off what they have to offer, it's time for the next step - collaboration.
Consumers browsing for new and used cars like the FIAT500 Lounge near Evanston will be curious to learn that the car company has agreed to form an alliance to co-develop the next generation of the MX-5 roadster, also known as the Miata. Production will take place at Mazda's plant in Hiroshima, Japan, starting in 2015.
As a result of this collaboration, consumers will get to see a new roadster for the Mazda and Alfa Romeo models based on Mazda's next-generation MX-5. "This agreement clearly demonstrates our commitment to Alfa Romeo and the determination to grow it into a truly global brand," said FIAT and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne. "By partnering with Mazda, we will be cooperating with the recognized leader in compact rear-drive vehicle architectures in order to deliver an exciting and stylish roadster in the Alfa Romeo tradition."Understandably, we can't wait for production to begin and to see the results of the collaboration. Until then, we have plenty of noteworthy vehicles like the 2012 FIAT 500Abarth in our inventory here at Fields FIAT of Highland Park. Just stop by and consult one of our sales team members.
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