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GAC Fiat

GAC Fiat Automobiles Co., Ltd.
Type Private joint venture
Industry Automotive
Founded 2010 (2010) (Changsha)[1]
Headquarters Changsha, China
Area served China
Key people Zheng Xiancong
Jack Cheng
(Managing Director)[3]
Products Automobiles
Owners GAC Group (50%)
Fiat SpA (50%)[1]
Website //

GAC Fiat Automobiles Co., Ltd. is an automobile manufacturing company headquartered in Changsha, China and a 50:50 joint-venture between GAC Group and Fiat. The company was founded on 9 March 2010.[1] Fiat has agreed to invest an initial US$559 million in the venture.[4]


  • History 1
  • Operations 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Fiat and GAC signed a joint venture agreement in Rome on 6 July 2009, in the presence of Chinese President Hu Jintao and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.[4] Construction of GAC Fiat facilities in Changsha began in 26 November 2009, with a groundbreaking ceremony attended by the Italian ambassador to China, the provincial leaders of Hunan and Guangdong, and city leaders of Changsha and Guangzhou.[5] GAC Fiat Automobiles Co., Ltd. was incorporated on 9 March 2010.[1]

The Changsha assembly plant was officially opened on 28 June 2012, in a ceremony attended by Fiat chief executive Sergio Marchionne and representatives of Hunan and Guandong provinces.[6]

In January 2013 it was announced that GAC Fiat would be expanded to also include Chrysler, and that GAC Fiat would construct a new assembly plant in Guangzhou for the production of Jeep products.[7][8] The plant is planned to have an initial production capacity of 100,000 units per annum.[9]


GAC Fiat has facilities under construction in Changsha which will have an initial annual production capacity of 140,000 cars and 220,000 engines and cover around 700,000 sq m.[5] Vehicle production is planned to commence in July 2012, with the Fiat Viaggio five-door sedan the first model to be produced.[1][10]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Company Profile". GAC Fiat Automobiles Co., Ltd. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "GAC-Fiat: No plan to launch Chrysler brand any time soon". China Automotive Review. 10 August 2011. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "New venture formed for Fiat's second act". China Daily. 27 September 2010. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Fiat Focuses on China". Bloomberg Businessweek. 7 July 2009. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "GAC-Fiat ceremony heralds joint venture". China Daily. 30 November 2009. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Fiat opens new Chinese plant to produce Viaggio". Straits Times. 28 June 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Fiat-Chrysler, Guangzhou ink Jeep deal". The Detroit News. 16 January 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Fiat, Chrysler to produce Jeep in China: paper". Reuters. 14 January 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "GAC-Fiat to Build Jeeps in Guangzhou, Next-gen Liberty Likely to Be the First Model to Roll Off Line". China Auto Web. 17 January 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Fiat unveils new Viaggio model to be made and sold in China". Reuters. 13 April 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 

External links

  • GAC Fiat Official website

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