Thats very interesting, I'd assumed they may have found a way of doing at least trim & final together.They share only paint shop.
Fiat paid very few of that layoffs, most is from taxpayer and the other companies that didn't used the "cassa integrazione ordinaria" or "cassa integrazione ordinaria".Well...kinda managed together, i.e. yes Levante production is aligned and uses the same processes as grugliasco...but we have to remember the Levante line is a very small section of the whole mirafiori site. Yes you could build more E-segment cars there but its also capable of building the various versions of the Small and Compact platforms. The unclear part is what would be needed to build Giorgio platform. However as Cassino is a plant which build the Compact Platform and now uses a flex line to build Compact and Giorgio, it should work in Mirafiori too. Mirafioris issue is high fixed cost.
The D-SUV could work there but might make more sense to share Cassino with Stelvio. Alfieri and/or Gransport/Cabrio Im not so sure...the plant in Modena wouldnt be abandoned I dont think, the Italian unions would make life VERY challenging if they did...also not a great brand message.
Yeah i think fiat are very very cautious about how and if they will use Mirafiori, e.g. its too costly for mass market cars as per Sergios comments about italian production and last time they gambled on near-premium Lancias being built there the local laws meant they had to pay YEARS of wages to laid off staff after the cars went out of production and werent replaced...