October 17, 2021

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New little Jeep to go into generation in July 2022, sources say

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The very first Jeep model developed on a PSA Team system as part of the merger with Fiat Chrysler Vehicles that formed Stellantis will get started production in July 2022 in Tychy, Poland, sources with awareness of the matter told Automotive Information Europe.

The little SUV, which is based mostly on the Compact Modular Platform (CMP), will use engines produced by PSA, the resources said.

The new Jeep will be adopted by two other products from former FCA brands, a modest Alfa Romeo crossover in January 2023 and a modest Fiat in July 2023, the sources claimed. FCA explained in December that the new models, which it did not identify, would also have complete-electric powered ability. Product sales generally commence about 3 months following production starts.

A big reason guiding the merger involving PSA and FCA, accomplished past thirty day period, was the prospective for billions in synergies between the two groups’ makes, in particular in Europe. The CMP architecture underpins 50 % a dozen cars from models from the previous PSA, such as the Peugeot 208 and Opel/Vauxhall Corsa little automobiles, the Citroen C4 compact, and the DS 3 Crossback, Peugeot 2008 and Opel/Vauxhall Mokka modest crossovers.

Those people versions have the two complete-electric powered and inner combustion drivetrains.

FCA has told suppliers that manufacturing of CMP-centered autos in Tychy could access 400,000 each year. The FCA manufacturing unit, which now builds the Fiat 500 minicar and Lancia Ypsilon smaller auto, assembled 263,176 vehicles in 2019, much below its superior of 606,000 in 2009.

FCA stated in late December that it was investing 170 million euros ($204 million) to modernize the plant  for the three models, whilst it did not supply specifics about the autos or a creation timetable.

Stellantis will also profit from frequent obtaining, but until eventually FCA and PSA departments are entirely integrated, procurement for the 3 CMP styles at Tychy will be divided in between PSA for platform and powertrain parts, and FCA for types-specific areas and materials, resources informed Automotive Information Europe.

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