Fiat Chrysler plans to resume Panda production on June 16

The restart of Fiat Panda, initially scheduled for June 8, had been postponed this month because of weak demand in the face of the coronavirus crisis.
By : Reuters
| Updated on: 10 Jun 2020, 08:50 PM
Fait Panda
Fait Panda
Fait Panda
Fait Panda

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) plans to resume production of its Panda small car at its plant in Pomigliano, near Naples in southern Italy, on June 16, a union representative said on Wednesday.

The restart, initially scheduled for June 8, had been postponed this month because of weak demand in the face of the coronavirus crisis.

(Also Read: Fiat, PSA merger hits EU roadblock, may need concessions: sources)

Trending Cars

Find More Cars

The company has informed unions that production would restart at pre-crisis levels, said Gianluca Ficco of the UILM union.

"FCA told us it aimed to give continuity of production and jobs, even if that will also depend on demand, which is still very weak," Ficco said. "So we can't rule out further stops if demand proves too weak".

FOLLOW US:Stay Updated with latest content - Subscribe us on
FOLLOW US:Stay Updated with latest content - Subscribe us on

A spokesman for the Italian-American carmaker confirmed plans to restart Panda production on June 16.

FCA has already resumed regular production of vans and of Jeep's Renegade and Compass models in Italy, as well as preparatory work for the new electric Fiat 500 small car.

(Also Read: Fiat Chrysler's state-backed loan crucial for Italy's economy: Intesa CEO)

Ficco said he hoped that the new hybrid version of the Panda would help to support volumes and that the government would agree measures to support demand and production in the Italian automotive industry.

Italy is considering incentives of up to 4,000 euros ($4,550) to buy the latest generation of petrol and diesel cars, joining France and Germany in offering support to an industry that has been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis.


First Published Date: 10 Jun 2020, 08:04 PM IST
Recommended For You
View All
NEXT ARTICLE BEGINS

Please provide your details to get Personalized Offers on

Choose city
+91 | Choose city
Choose city
Choose city
By clicking VIEW OFFERS you Agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy

Dear Name

Please verify your mobile number.

+91 | Choose city