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Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne has previously suggested the Maserati Levante would be built at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit, but union sources are now saying the model will actually be made at the company's Mirafiori plant in Italy.
The change, if true, is surprising as the Levante will be based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee which is built at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant. However, it could also indicate the Mirafiori plant could eventually build the Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Union sources are also saying Alfa Romeo's crossover could be assembled at the Mirafiori plant as well. Unlike the Levante, the Alfa Romeo crossover is expected to ride on the CUSW platform that underpins the Dodge Dart and the next-generation Jeep Liberty / Cherokee.
Regardless of the final details, the Levante is expected to go into production in 2014 while the Alfa Romeo crossover should follow a year later.