FCA has already told its suppliers that its next-gen baby car models will advance a PSA Group architecture, accurately the Common Modular Platform (CMP) which currently underpins the Peugeot 208 and 2008, the Opel/Vauxhall Corsa and new Mokka, additional the DS3 Crossback.
All these cars affection not alone centralized agitation setups, but additionally fully-electric variants, which bodes able-bodied for Fiat Chrysler and its all-around ambitions.
According to Autonews Europe, FCA beatific a letter to its suppliers in backward July, allurement them to anon stop any research, development and applique architecture activities apropos approaching B-segment models (meaning either baby or subcompact).
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Fiat Chrysler said that it would body CMP-based baby cars at its bulb in Tychy, Poland, a area that currently makes the Fiat 500 and Lancia Ypsilon. FCA could reportedly body as abounding as 400,000 CMP-based models per year there.
Meanwhile, FCA and PSA accept to abide to attempt with anniversary added until the alliance is completed in adjustment to abstain any accessible antitrust issues.
No added minicars
FCA already appear that it will avenue the minicar articulation activity forward, and will focus its efforts on baby cars.
“In the actual abreast approaching you will see us refocus on this higher-volume, higher-margin segment, and that will absorb a move abroad from the minicar segment,” declared FCA bang-up Mike Manley aftermost year during a Q3 balance call.
While a timeline for a acknowledgment to this articulation has yet to be set publicly, some industry assembly accept that it will appear by the year 2024. With that in mind, we apprehend Fiat to accompany aback the Punto nameplate, which was already its best acknowledged archetypal in Europe.