After a month-long shutdown of production—and its head office in Italy—Fiat is expected to make a statement about future cooperation with BMW. The two companies had been talking about sharing the platform for Fiat subsidiary Alfa Romeo’s upcoming 149 hatchback. It is likely that Fiat is interested in using either BMW’s 1-series architecture or the next Mini Cooper’s platform for the Alfa. BMW wasn’t as keen on the idea, but other areas of cooperation between the two automakers’ small cars are likely.
Keep Reading: Upcoming Alfa Romeo 149 May Share BMW 1-series or Next Mini Cooper Platform - Car News