Fiat Chrysler is expected to commit to producing new models in Italy, including Jeeps and an Alfa Romeo SUV, union sources said.
Fiat Chrysler's board is being urged by a small investor to consider selling its European business and eventually spinning off the Maserati and Alfa brands to focus on more profitable U.S. brands.
The Giulia and Stelvio will be joined by small and large crossovers, a sports coupe and a midengine supercar.
FCA US sales rose 10 percent in August to193,718 vehicles, powered by record sales for the Ram 1500 and Jeep Wrangler.
In July, Alfa Romeo outsold Jaguar, gaining ground on its luxury competitor.
Record sales of the Jeep Wrangler, Cherokee and Compass pushed FCA US deliveries up 5.9 percent in July to 170,970.
Sergio Marchionne, the man in black and self-proclaimed fixer who plucked Chrysler from the ashes of bankruptcy in 2009 and hitched it to Fiat to create a money-making global automaker, has died. He was 66.
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