Report: Fiat May Build 500 In Mexico, Engines In Michigan

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Fiat may build the Fiat 500 at a Chrysler plant in Mexico (where it's on sale) and the car's engine at a plant in Trenton, Michigan. Also possible is a higher caliber Fiat-based compact for the U.S. [WSJ]

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DoctorNine

I hope those crazy folks at Fiat don't build a car with a MANUAL TRANSMISSION, because, you know, they don't sell. I mean 8% of the market is equal to 0%, right? Who needs about 10% of all buyers. Forget them.

[www.epa.gov]

Oh, and DON'T SELL DIESELS. The take reate for VW Sportwagen diesels was only 81% in June this year. So obviously no one in North America wants diesels either.

[www.autoblog.com]