UK’s first production of Fiat vehicles begins in Luton

29 September 2022 #Van

Stellantis has begun production of the Fiat Professional Scudo light commercial vehicle at its plant in Luton – the first time Fiat vehicles have been manufactured in Britain.

The vans will be produced in right- and left-hand drive for UK and European markets, while the model will also continue to be produced at Hordain, France, where the battery electric e-Scudo is manufactured for all markets.

In addition, the Luton factory will continue to build the internal combustion derivatives of the Vauxhall Vivaro, Opel Vivaro, Citroën Jumpy, Citroën Dispatch and Peugeot Expert LCVs.

Mark Noble, Luton Plant Director, said: “Its great news for Luton Plant to start manufacturing the Fiat Professional Scudo.

“This means we now produce all of the Stellantis brands mid-sized LCVs, for both the UK and the European markets”.

Last year Stellantis announced an investment of £100million to transition Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant to EV manufacturing.

It means the North West site, which has been making the Astra, will become the first Stellantis plant to produce a solely battery-electric model, in commercial and passenger versions by the end of this year. This will include brands Vauxhall, Opel, Peugeot and Citroën, for domestic and export markets.

Ellesmere Port will build the electric Vauxhall Combo-e, Opel Combo-e, Peugeot e-Partner and Citroën e-Berlingo vans as well as Vauxhall Combo-e Life, Opel Combo-e Life, Peugeot e-Rifter and Citroën e-Berlingo passenger vehicles.


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