Maserati SUV manufacturing to start in 2015

March 5, 2014 – 8:17 am ET

MILAN (Reuters) — Fiat Chrysler Vehicles expects the manufacturing of bodies for the new Maserati SUVs at its Mirafiori plant in northern Italy to begin in 2015, its CEO explained today.

“We are getting Mirafiori prepared for production, the very first bodies are expected for 2015,” Sergio Marchionne informed journalists on the sidelines of the Geneva automobile display.

He also explained the production of the 2-door coupe Maserati Alfieri model, whose prototype was unveiled at the car demonstrate, could begin inside of 28 months.

“The platforms and motors are there, technically manufacturing could commence in 24-28 months,” he mentioned.

He did not exclusively say if the Alfieri would also be produced at Mirafiori, but added that the Turin factory was one particular of its production platforms for luxury brand names.

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