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Fiat And Opel Sign Agreements for Supply of Vehicles

Fiat And Opel Sign Agreements for Supply of Vehicles

Supply of Derivatives of Fiat’s Doblo model.(

Successor to the Opel / Vauxhall / Holden Combo model

Produced at Tofas in Turkey

Production in excess of 250,000 units to start in 2011

Turin/Ruesselsheim: The Automobile Sector of the Fiat Group (Fiat Group Automobiles SpA, Turin, Italy) and Adam Opel GmbH (Russelsheim, Germany) have concluded negotiations and signed a contract whereby Fiat will supply vehicles comprising of several variants to Opel commencing December 2011.

The vehicles, based on the same platform as the Fiat Doblo models will be produced at the Tofas plant in Bursa, Turkey, where the Doblo’ is manufactured and will be sold by Vauxhall and Opel Dealers in Europe and other markets outside of NAFTA progressively from Jan 2012. The model will replace the Opel Combo Light Commercial Vehicle, which is sold in New Zealand as the Holden Combo.

Opel and Vauxhall will retain the Combo name for this new vehicle range which will include a number of derivatives including Cargo Vans, Combis, Passenger Vehicles and Chassis Cabs. The Opel / Vauxhall design team in Russelsheim Germany is actively involved in the development of the new models with Fiat Group Automobiles’ Engineering and Design Group in Turin, Italy.

The project calls for an initial supply of up to 6,000 vehicles in 2011. The program is planned to cover the supply of at least 250,000 units. This will extend the total life-time production of this vehicle platform in Tofas to 1.3 million units.

Tofas is a joint venture between Fiat Group Automobiles and Koc Holding of Turkey and was established in 1968.

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