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Fiat eyes JLR technology news
Our Corporate Bureau
04 February 2008

Sergio Marchionne, Fiat's chief executive has told Britan's Sunday Times that he hopes the Tatas would emerge successful in acquiring Jaguar and Land Rover, reports CNBC-TV18.

Marchionne says Fiat's close association with Tata would make it possible for Fiat to share some of Jaguar's technology.

He said it is Jaguar's rear-wheel drive chassis platforms and Land Rover's four-wheel drive systems that are of interest. The first application would be a new flagship model for Alfa Romeo.

In other news -- Fiat is also open to expanding its relationship with the Tatas in Europe. Fiat says it is "looking at the possibilities" for the European distribution of Tata Nano.

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Fiat eyes JLR technology