TURIN — In contemporary terms, Fiat Auto SpA invented the concept of platform sharing with the late 1980s Tipo. Through the 1990s, Fiat learned how to be clever in adapting platforms to better suit a diversity of models that still traced their origins back to the Tipo, despite (Alfa 156) running different suspensions. Now it seems the Italians have discarded the concept of platform sharing. Fiat’s "new large" saloon, the replacement for both the Croma and Marea, is to be built on General ...

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