MILAN -- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has extended production stoppages at its plants in Europe by at least one more week.
The automaker's factories in Italy will remain closed after the government ordered a halt to non-essential activities until April 3 to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Originally the plants were due to resume production on March 27.
The stoppages affect Fiat's Mirafiori, Cassino, Pomigliano and Melfi plants where Fiat, Jeep and Alfa Romeo cars are built. Maserati's factories in Grugliasco and Modena will also remain closed, as will FCA's Sevel van plant, which the automaker runs jointly with PSA Group.
Fiat's factory in Kragujevac, Serbia, which builds the 500L, remains shut until April 3. Production at the automaker's plant in Tychy, Poland, will remain stopped until April 10.