Sevel is an acronym of "Société Européenne de Véhicules Légers", used by PSA Peugeot Citroën and Fiat for a joint venture of factories building cars for both carmakers. Formerly, Alfa Romeo, Lancia and Talbot were also part of the joint venture. Sevel Argentina was its subsidiary. This PSA/Fiat joint venture is reported by Reuters to end, with joint light van production at Sevel Nord ceasing in 2017 and joint production of heavy vans at Sevel Sud ceasing in 2019.
The factory began manufacturing in 1993. It has a production capacity of 200,000 vehicles per year, and a total of 2,400 employees. It produced:
- the Eurovans
- Citroën Evasion (Synergie)
- Peugeot 806
- Fiat Ulysse I
- Lancia Zeta
- Citroën C8
- Peugeot 807
- Fiat Ulysse II
- Lancia Phedra
- Multi-purpose vechicles
- First generation (1981–1993)
- Second generation (1993–2006)
- Third generation (2006–present)
Sevel Uruguay, located in Montevideo, Uruguay is an assembler of automobiles branded Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Iveco. The company was founded in 1984 and since 1992 it has assembled vehicles as CKD -related kits. The vehicle identification number, however, uses the plant's own brand code 9U1. The company is a subsidiary of the Società Europea SpA Veicoli Leggeri Sevel
In Uruguay these have been assembled: Fiat Uno, Fiat Uno Way, Fiat Fiorino, Fiat Punto, Fiat Palio, Fiat Palio Weekend, Fiat Siena, Fiat Strada Trekking, Fiat Stilo, Fiat Idea, Fiat Idea Adventure, Fiat Linea, Fiat Ducato and Iveco Daily. Some of the vehicles assembled in Uruguay are also marketed in Central America.
- "PSA and Fiat begin to end joint venture in 2017". Reuters. 2011-05-12. Retrieved 2011-05-12.