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The information comes from Italy's Minister for Economic Development, Paolo Romani, who spoke recently with Automotive News.
De Tomaso said in a statement that it was looking to revive the plant with the "utmost commitment". If successful, all of the plant’s workers--roughly 1,400 in total--will get to keep their jobs.
There is expected to be three new models bearing the De Tomaso name, including a crossover, a luxury sedan and a new coupe. The first model is expected to be unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show in March.
[Automotive News, sub req’d]