Blog: Dave LeggettMarchionne snaps

Dave Leggett | 10 May 2007

I was speaking to Mark Bursa yesterday about his trip to Turkey last week. He was there for the market launch of Fiat's new model for emerging markets - the Linea.

Yes, the Linea looks good. Just the ticket for China, even. But wait a minute? Isn't Fiat having a tough time with its Chinese partner, Nanjing? Sergio Marchionne appears to have snapped at the press conference. After being put on the spot, he laid into Fiat's Chinese partner in a quite extraordinary manner.

You can read Mark Bursa's take and also listen to a very brief interview I did with him about it down the phone (it's about 90 seconds in length - we're planning to keep audio extracts of things simple and very easy to stream onto your PC).

EMERGING MARKETS ANALYSIS: Marchionne pulls no punches as Fiat plans to Chery-pick a new Chinese partner


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