Jeep to Share Grand Cherokee with Maserati?

Date 2010/12/13 13:11:25 | Topic: Grand Cherokee

A Maserati-branded SUV is likely to be built at Chrysler's Jefferson North facility in Detroit - the same facility where the Jeep Grand Cherokee is currently assembled.

Chrysler has committed to building a third SUV at its Jefferson North plant for its Maserati brand, but CEO Sergio Marchionne stopped short of saying when the plant will need a third shift to make it.

“As soon as we see how well the (Dodge) Durango does,” Marchionne said today at Chrysler’s Sterling Heights assembly plant. “It will take a while before we can bring the Maserati SUV in and that will require separate treatment anyway because of the quality of the interior and the powertrains which are fundamentally Ferrari-based.”

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