Turin, September 16:
Production of Alfa Romeo and Maserati automobiles will never be transferred from Italy, Fiat Group CEO Sergio Marchionne said in an interview published Monday.
The head of the parent company for both premium Italian car brands explained that the luxury goods cache' of being made in Italy is too important for both.
''There is not a doubt in my mind that the origin of production is important to Maserati. I also think it's important for Alfa,'' Marchionne told the Financial Times.
''We will never build outside (Italy)...It may well be the next CEO that makes that call (to build elsewhere). But it's not me,'' Marchionne said.
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