Star exceeded analysts’ estimates by a significant margin in the first half of the year and expects the approval of a transitional agreement with the Italian government, which would allow the production of one million vehicles a year, including commercial vehicles. The signing of this contract could take place in the coming weeks, representing an important step for the company’s growth. This development is part of a wider strategy that includes the launch of new models:
- What new Stellantis cars are coming soon?
- And there will be no shortage of real surprises from Stellantis
Fiat, Citroen, Peugeot, Opel, Jeep: new models on the market
Fiat Panda develops a transition strategy to create a Europe-wide structure with global goals, characterized by high-quality design and advanced technology. This future iteration of the Panda aims to position the brand on a global scale, although the final name of the model has yet to be made official. The design of the Fiat Centoventi concept, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, seems to influence the path of development. This concept was characterized by a compact crossover with a length of about 4 meters, improving the interior space and adopting a youthful and modern aesthetic. One will also be available traditional version of propulsion, which will represent the most accessible option within the range. Production will take place in one of the plants of the Stellantis group located in Eastern Europe.
Citroen has announced a new version of its range Ami 2023, capable of reaching a maximum speed of 80 kilometers per hour. These changes will make the car more versatile and suitable for a wider audience, allowing it to handle road sections at higher speeds. In addition to the improved variant, Citroen has introduced AMI(for)All, a version designed specifically for disabled drivers, with many modifications aimed at improving accessibility and driving ability. These changes include a driver’s door with 90 degree opening, a lever operating system for acceleration and braking and a rubber device mounted on the steering wheel to facilitate operation. The expected price of this version is around 8,000 euros.
The next generation of Peugeot 3008 it will also be available in a fully electric variant, with all-wheel drive thanks to a second motor mounted on the rear axle. Among the key features of the Peugeot 3008 i-Cockpit is a large 21-inch curved screen, mounted high above the dashboard and directed towards the driver. Within this setup, there are two panels: one serves as an instrument, while the other is a touch screen set for the multimedia system, accessible to the driver and passengers. The expected starting price is around 29,000 euros.
Opel Corsa it follows the brand’s new styling language, with changes involving the front fascia, inset headlamps and the “Corsa” lettering that runs along the tailgate. Inside, the dashboard has a large glossy black panel, similar to the one adopted on the Mokka crossover, with which it shares a technical base. This panel it has a digital dashboard and multimedia system screen. The car will be powered by a 48 V 1.2 turbo mild hybrid engine, capable of producing 131 HP, as well as an improved version of the electric motor, which will go from 136 to 156 HP, powered by a 48 kWh battery that will allow a range of approx. 400 km. Diesel versions are likely to be cut from the range. The expected starting price is around 19,000 euros.
The third generation of Jeep Compass is about to introduce a battery pack capable of guaranteeing a range of at least 700 km on a single charge. This feature would put the American SUV in premium segment and it would expand its market prospects. It is expected that the design will undergo minor changes to maintain the success of the current model. Fuel efficiency is expected to increase mainly due to the implementation of a hybrid pumping system. The starting price is estimated to be around 30,000 euros, at least for the basic version.
And there will be no shortage of real surprises from Stellantis
The automotive industry is undergoing a transformation, characterized by the adoption of a increase in the number of electric vehicles. Automakers are stepping up efforts in the production of battery-powered vehicles to meet the demands in terms of environmental sustainability and eco-friendly mobility. In this context, the joint announcement of Fiat, Citroen, Peugeot and Opel about the launch of a new affordable electric car represents a response to market trends and consumer demand.
The details about this new electric car are still to be defined partially. But some early reports and reports have sparked interest in the electric car enthusiast community in Europe. Expected various prices, which is between 12,000 and 18,000 euros, makes this car attractive, and puts it in a competitive position on the market. This could represent an important step in making electric vehicles available to a wide range of consumers.
Although no official confirmation has been given, there are rumors suggesting itor the possibility that it is an SUV. This concept is important, especially considering the growing popularity of this car category. SUVs, including those produced by brands such as Fiat, Citroen, Peugeot and Opel, are popular for their versatility, large interior space and high driving position, which offers excellent visibility on the road.