Carman Fiat moves to Chrysler location

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Carman Fiat has moved to the family-owned dealership’s Chrysler location on the south edge of New Castle’s auto row on DuPont Highway.

Carman obtained the dealership after the Fiat brand re-entered the U.S. market in 2011.

Fiat had earlier gained a controlling interest in Chrysler after the automaker and rival GM went into bankruptcy proceedings and went through a financial resturcturing under the auspices of the Obama Administration.

The 11,000-square-foot showroom formerly served as a Hummer dealership. The brand did not survive the restructuring of General Motors.

Up until 2008, Delaware had GM and Chrysler assembly plants.

Fiat introduced its small 500 model in various forms. The small car faces a crowded market and low gas prices.

Fiat has since introduced a two-seater sports car based on its popular model from the 1970s.

Alfa Romeo, the upscale brand of Fiat has a dealership near the Delaweare line in Glen Mills.

The former Fiat showroom-service center is now on the market, with a sales price of $3.5 million.

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