Future baby cars from Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s abode of brands will ride on PSA Group architecture. According to an Automotive News address on Friday, FCA’s approaching baby cars will use the French automaker’s Accepted Modular Belvedere (CMP underpins the new Peugeot 208) as the two advance against a all-encompassing merger. The accumulated aggregation will be accepted as Stellantis back the accumulated and acknowledged dust settles.
The address cited a letter FCA beatific to suppliers allurement them to arrest any analysis and development for baby and auto agent models. (Vehicles such as the Jeep Renegade and latest Fiat 500 abatement into this specific category, for some context.) Automotive News appear FCA had already retooled its small-car architectonics to fit added powertrains such as electric motors and batteries, and the new 500 was the aboriginal to booty advantage of the platform. More than likely, the 500 will be the alone car to use the adapted architecture.
An FCA agent accepted the belvedere administration and antiseptic this move comes “separately from any alliance negotiation.” They added, “Due to acquaintance and accessible competitiveness reasons, at this date we will not detail more” at this time.
Additional belvedere administration is all but affirmed back FCA and PSA clearly become Stellantis. The ultimate ambition of the alliance is to actualize a bacteria operation through accepted engineering and added synergies. It will additionally acceptable be absolutely a benefaction to PSA as it prepares to relaunch the Peugeot cast in the US soon.
Ultimately, it’s not bright if this specific belvedere administration will accept massive impacts in the US. FCA doesn’t advertise abounding baby cars stateside as trucks and SUVs become the norm. The best contempo baby car FCA awash in the US was the Dodge Dart, which exited assembly forth with the Chrysler 200 sedan.
The new Fiat 500 is actuality and it’s absolutely electric.
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This was originally appear on Roadshow.
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