Since January 16, 2021, the merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Groupe PSA is a reality. The two groups merged to form Stellantis, one of the largest automotive groups in the world. But what brands are in the Stellantis portfolio? Summary:
Officially, Abarth is a separate brand, although the range is actually limited to the sports variants of the Fiat 500. And recently the range is no longer limited to the special editions of the 595 and 695, because the portfolio has been expanded by electric Abarth 500e.
2. Alfa Romeo
The name remains strong, but sales of the Giulia and Stelvio remain below expectations. Fortunately Alfa Romeo Tonal well, so that the Italian brand has a chance to breathe. The range is expected to be a small SUV that is based on the Peugeot 2008 and Opel Mokka, making a 100% electric variant more of a possibility.
The American brand isn’t what it used to be. The range consists of only two models: along with the now aging 300C, only the Pacifica remains. But there is improvement ahead, because and Chrysler Airflow Concept Tip for the future of electricity.
It has been a search for the French manufacturer, because the ambiguous position towards Peugeot caused a lot of consumption between the sister brands. But clear design choices and a new focus on comfort have given Citroën a face again.
The situation is less surprising than for Chrysler, but Dodge should also be careful. American sales will take a big step, because the range has big and thirsty engines. Now Stellantis is not saving the day, because the new Dodge Hornet is an Alfa Romeo Tonale with a different badge.
DS has yet to reap huge success, yet the premium brand is given the benefit of the doubt. The European range is systematically refreshed and the focus on electrification also benefits the French luxury manufacturer. Now also get the same picture.
You have Panda and Tipo, but Fiat is really all about the 500. Stellantis is therefore thinking of making the 500 a separate brand. Fiat could then evolve into a budget brand following Dacia’s example. The development of the electric 500e has not yet been influenced by PSA, but the integration of the battery and other electric components is urgently needed.
The only US brand of Stellantis that does it right. Jeep has an excellent reputation, builds a strong past and has a popular brand. The range was also expanded to include hybrid and plug-in variants, as well New Jeep Avengers they even have a 100% electric car in their range.
In fact, Lancia was almost dead. The model has only one model, which is sold only in Italy. Now that Ypsilon continues to perform surprisingly well, so that the old legendary name has never been completely erased. Stellantis has now restored confidence in Lancia, which has indeed resulted new models he will suffer. Including one the successor of Delta!
Thanks to the hybrid variants of the Ghibli and Levante, Maserati was able to keep its head above water, but the impressive model should make the Italian brand the proud standard bearer of Stellantis. Both of them Grecale, Gran Turismo as MC20 find Folgore electric variants.
Opel has been part of PSA for some time, in fact only the Insignia was produced under the orders of General Motors. The range takes full advantage of the platform strategy, which places the Opel Astra, for example, on the technical basis of the Peugeot 308. But Stellantis will have to watch the space against Citroën and especially Peugeot.
A new design trend is at work and the power supply of various types is in full swing; within Stellantis, Peugeot can call itself one of the model brands.
This American brand has broken away from Dodge and is boldly forging its own path. Together with RAM 1500 Revolution BEV The range even welcomes an electric pickup truck to compete with the Ford F-150 Electric.
Vauxhall was going for itself, but the British range is now limited to right-hand Opel models with a revised badge. And it will stay that way for a while.