The Italian-American Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is considering launching three models in Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan 24 channel reported citing the FCA vice president, Youssef Hadjas.
“Against the background of the Uzbekistan authorities’ efforts aimed at diversifying and upgrade the technological level of their auto industry, the FCA is interested in establishing industrial cooperation by creating a car manufacturing unit in Uzbekistan,” said Youssef Hadjas.
He suggested using the Tofas project model implemented by FCA in Turkey as a guideline for creating a joint venture in Uzbekistan
According to him, Uzbekistan is considered as the preferred destination for setting up of a second unit for manufacturing of Fiat Tipo, Fiorino and Doblo models.
In addition, Tofas plans to begin production of crossovers in 2021 and is working on the development of a pickup model, which in the future couldn also be produced in Uzbekistan.
FCA is an Italian-American multinational corporation, and is the world’s eighth largest auto maker. The group was established in October 2014 by merging Fiat and Chrysler into a new holding company. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ main headquarters are located in the Netherlands.