16.02.2005 "Alfa Romeo and Maserati will establish a close technical and commercial collaboration especially in big international markets" Fiat said today as Maserati returned to the Fiat Auto fold

Fiat announced today that they have spun Maserati out of Ferrari and back into Fiat Auto, paving the way for a close tie up with Alfa Romeo.

"The technical and commercial collaboration between Maserati and Alfa Romeo will give the latter the necessary impetus to re-establish itself in the major markets," said Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne in a statement released in Turin today. The much touted move is expected to prove a real fillip for Alfa Romeo, who in the next few weeks will launch an important new sportscar and saloon. Alfa Romeo will now have access to Maserati's technology which will prove to be invaluable, while a long awaited return to the North American markets is now firmly back on the cards.


Fiat announces that the ownership of Maserati, currently wholly owned by Ferrari, will be transferred as soon as practicable to Fiat.

The move foresees that Alfa Romeo and Maserati will co-operate closely technically and commercially – particularly in important international markets. Maserati will, however, continue its co-operation with Ferrari – especially in industrial, technical, engine and sales network terms – which has helped re-vitalise the marque.

New Alfa Romeo modelss, such as the Alfa 156 replacement seen testing here recently, will benefit from Maserati's technology and strong experience of the global markets

Fiat announced today that they have spun the Maserati brand out of Ferrari hands and back into the Fiat Auto Division

“This is a significant step forward for both Maserati and Alfa Romeo. The synergies between the two marques will bring benefits to both and will allow us to strengthen our portfolio offering in the sports car market” said Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, Chairman of Fiat and of Ferrari.

“Maserati is now at a significant point in its development. In 2004 it achieved substantial sales growth to 4,600 cars and received tremendously positive international acclaim of its Quattroporte model.”

“This move is essential to the future development of Alfa Romeo” said Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat. “We believe that as part of the re-launch of Fiat Auto, we need to devote great attention to the distinctiveness of our brands.

"The technical and commercial collaboration between Maserati and Alfa Romeo will give the latter the necessary impetus to re-establish itself as a leading contender in its segment and to expand its presence in international markets, as has occurred for Maserati.”

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