MILAN (AP) — Fiat Group Automobiles SpA has agreed to supply the German automaker Adam Opel GmbH with at least 250,000 commercial vehicles beginning next year.
Fiat said in a statement Monday that the vehicles based on the Fiat Doblo platform will replace the Opel Combo Light Commercial Vehicle. They will be produced at the Tofas plant in Bursa, Turkey, where the Doblo is made.
The vehicles, including cargo vans, combis and passenger vehicles, will be supplied from December 2011 for sale by Vauxhall and Opel dealers in Europe and markets outside of North America.
Fiat, which controls the U.S. automaker Chrysler, aims to become a global car company able to produce 6 million vehicles a year by 2014. The Italian automaker's bid for Opel failed in 2009.