The successor of the current version of Fiat Company’s Panda City car will soon be coming out of the its production line in Italy this November. The third generation of the Panda is supposed to make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September.
Company sources claim that the new plant where production of this car is about to begin will be a truly advanced plant. The Fiat Group’s CEO said last year that this plant, the Pomigliano d’Arco will roll out models of this version of Panda in order to boost sales in Italy. The production numbers were recorded as 650,000 in 2010 to almost 1.4million models in 2014.
This decision for shifting the factory from Poland to Italy was triggered after Fiat SpA workers gave support to a reorganization plan to boost its output by around 70 percent, this would be attained by switching to a 3 shift, 280 days working year in comparison to the existing 2 shift and a 235days working year. The company’s CEO made it clear to the workers that if they did not concur to this working model the company would shift its plant to Serbia.
The Fiat Company has made investments worth 800million euros for production of the new Panda at Pomigliano. In the year 2010 this plant produced roughly 30,000 models of the Alpha Romeo 159 sports wagon and sedan along with final examples of the GT Sports Coupe and 147 hatchback. The plant at Poland builds around 533,000 cars and is the Fiat Company’s most energy efficient unit in Europe, it produces the Fiat Panda and 500 along with Ford Ka city cars. It ranks second among the Fiat Company’s plants, following the one at Brazil which produced almost 700,000 units last year.