CHICAGO Chrysler LLC may produce 4-cylinder engines for Fiat SpA at a plant in Dundee, Mich., Chrysler product development chief Frank Klegon said during media previews yesterday before the Chicago Auto Show.
Chrysler agreed last month to give the Turin, Italy, automaker a 35 percent stake and access to its factories and U.S. dealers. Chrysler would gain small-car technology from Fiat in exchange. The deal is dependent on Chrysler getting a $3 billion federal government loan.
The Dundee plant is owned by Chrysler and operated by Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance LLC, which consists of Chrysler, Japan s Mitsubishi Motors Corp., and South Korea s Hyundai Motor Co. The factory makes 4-cylinder, 1.8 liter-displacement engines, larger than Fiat would require, Mr. Klegon said.
Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. Comments that violate these standards, or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, are subject to being removed and commenters are subject to being banned. To post comments, you must be a registered user on toledoblade.com. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.