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13 August 2019

Fiat plans to produce cars in Uzbekistan

The Italian-American automobile concern Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) plans to produce three models in Uzbekistan. This is reported by Tahlilnoma TV program with reference to the vice president of the company Yusef Hajas.

FCA is the seventh largest car manufacturer in the world in terms of the number of cars produced. The parent company is registered in the Netherlands, headquartered in London. FCA arose in 2014 as a result of the acquisition by the Italian Fiat holding of the American company Chrysler.

“Against the background of the measures taken by Uzbekistan to diversify and increase the technological level of the auto industry, the FCA is interested in establishing industrial cooperation by creating a car manufacturing enterprise in the republic with the attraction of foreign investment,” Hajas said.

As a guideline for the creation of a joint venture in Uzbekistan, the implementation of the Tofas project, which has already been implemented by the FCA in Turkey, is proposed.

Also, according to the vice president of the company, Uzbekistan is considered as the preferred location for the creation of the second enterprise for the production of Tipo, Fiorino and Doblo models under the Fiat brand.

Moreover, in 2021, Tofas plans to start producing crossovers and is working on the development of a pickup model, which can also be made in Uzbekistan in the future.