China's Guangzhou Automobile says no plan to buy Fiat Chrysler

A woman walks past a logo of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in Turin March 31, 2014. REUTERS/Giorgio Perottino

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Guangzhou Automobile Group Co Ltd 601238.SS has no plans to acquire automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) NV FCHA.MI, a company spokesperson said on Friday.

“Currently, we don’t have plans to acquire Fiat Chrysler,” Guangzhou Automobile spokeswoman Wu Yunchong told Reuters in a statement.

FCA shares soared on Monday after trade publication Automotive News reported the carmaker rebuffed a takeover from an unidentified Chinese carmaker. Several Chinese carmakers have since publicly denied they plan to buy FCA.

Reporting by Beijing Newsroom; Editing by Himani Sarkar