|GAC Fiat Chrysler|
|Formerly||GAC Fiat Automobiles Co., Ltd.|
|Zheng Xiancong (president)|
Jack Cheng (managing director)
|Owners||GAC Group (50%)|
|GAC Fiat Chrysler|
GAC Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Co., Ltd. is an automobile manufacturing company headquartered in Changsha, China and a 50:50 joint-venture between GAC Group and Stellantis. The company was founded on 9 March 2010. Fiat agreed to invest an initial US$559 million in the venture.
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. Construction of GAC Fiat facilities in Changsha began on 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. GAC Fiat Automobiles Co., Ltd. was incorporated on 9 March 2010.
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.
In January 2013, it was announced that GAC Fiat would be also expanded to include Chrysler, and that, GAC Fiat would construct a new assembly plant in Guangzhou for the production of Jeep products.
In January 2015, GAC Fiat was renamed as GAC Fiat Chrysler.
GAC Fiat has facilities in Changsha, with an annual production capacity of 140,000 cars and 220,000 engines, covering around 700,000 m2. Vehicle production began in June 2012, with the Fiat Viaggio five-door sedan. Later, the company started to manufacture the Ottimo, (hatchback version of the Viaggio). In October 2013, GAC Fiat announced the construction of a second manufacturing plant in Guangzhou In November 2014, Fiat Chrysler and GAC expanded their partnership to produce Jeep vehicles. The Guangzhou plant began assembling the Jeep Cherokee in October 2015 and the Jeep Renegade in April 2016. In 2018, the Changan plant began manufacturing Jeeps, starting with the Commander.