The Fiat model was an “active” a part of FCA India’s portfolio and the corporate has not closed the door on a Fiat automobile for India, based on Partha Datta, managing director, FCA India.
“Fiat as a brand has not gone out of the Indian market. I want to be very categorical in this that Fiat brand is a part of the FCA India portfolio. When and if the time is right, and the right product needs to come into the market, Fiat will (come back),” Datta advised ET. “We are constantly figuring out what additions to the product portfolio we can make, whatever the brand, to come into the market.”
However, the revival of the Fiat model isn’t a part of the corporate’s plan within the mid-term because it focusses on its Jeep line of sport utility automobiles.
Over the subsequent two years, it will likely be focussing on launching 4 SUVs below the Jeep model which embrace the brand new technology Compass, a 7-seat SUV based mostly on the Compass, and locally-assembled Wrangler and Grand Cherokee. The firm can also be engaged on bringing in smaller Jeep SUVs on the inexpensive finish of the market.
FCA India stopped making Fiat automobiles at its Ranjangaon plant in India in 2019.
“For our Fiat customers, we have the entire service system here to make sure that every single spare part that they need will be available for the next decade,” Datta mentioned.