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From the Chrysler/Fiat Alliance: Cars?

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There are some synergies for shared environmental car arising from the new alliance Chrysler and Fiat. The nonbinding gives the Italian automaker 35 of Chrysler . which in turn access to Fiat’s fuel-efficient and small cars.

The partnership is too new for product planning to have We’ll know more April, says Nick . a spokesman for Chrysler’s advanced communications. Under the proposal, we have access to all Fiat vehicle platforms, except . This is an alliance that strategic benefits for both of us, but it take some time we know what technology be shared.

Aligning with Fiat give Chrysler what it needs: affordable mini Two new Fiats could be rebadged as complementing the electric ENVI the company is displaying (until 25) in Detroit .

The diminutive and somewhat retro-styled Nuova 500 (called the Cinquecento in was introduced in 2007, and recalls the VW 500 the company produced from to 1975. The Nuova 500 is somewhat than its predecessor, but still by American standards. It sells for more than $13,000 in so it could make a good to the Smart car.

I love car, Cappa said. I everyone they could me up for one of those right away, but not to say we’re going to see them

A complication is that, through alliance, the 500 platform is shared the 2009 Ford Ka . an excellent car not sold in the U.S. The 500 is available a 75-horsepower, 1.2-liter turbodiesel, a with 85-horsepower (coupled to a manual transmission) and (in the Abarth a turbocharged 1.4-liter with They achieve excellent economy, between 37 and 56 mpg.

And then there’s the even Fiat known as the Topolino. set to in 2010. It’s expected to a low-emission, rear-mounted 900-cc and achieve more than 67 Through yet another alliance, BMW may the Topolino platform for a nostalgia-inducing of its 1950s Isetta microcar.

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reports say a battery electric of the Isetta could be headed to the in 2012.

Shawn Morgan . senior of corporate communications at Chrysler, the alliance is in the due diligence phase. questions are being raised, and we see a lot of synergies.

So, a tiny and very Chrysler/Fiat/BMW? Stay tuned.

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