Marchionne also confirmed that the donor architecture for the smaller sedan is the Chrysler 300, but the suspension is completely different and the engines are totally Ferrari/Maserati. Fiat has 53.5 percent stake in Chrysler Group.
He added that Maserati would remain, for the biggest part, an Italian carmaker. "Apart from the Kubang, the big saloons will stay in Italy. There is a site in Modena that makes the Quattroporte. There's some debate to what happens to that plant after the Quattroporte. There is sufficient commonality in what we’re doing between the smaller car and the bigger one that we can do what we want."
Regarding the issue of VW being interested in the acquisition of Alfa Romeo, Marchionne remarked that "Alfa in VW's hands would not be Alfa". He claimed that the German group's platform strategy would change the brand's character. Besides, he commended that Alfa is currently not up for sale at the moment. However, he did not rule of that possibility in the future if someone makes a good offer to Fiat.
The Chrysler 300