New compact Jeep to go into production in July 2022, resources say

The initial Jeep design built on a PSA Group platform as component of the merger with Fiat Chrysler Cars that shaped Stellantis will start out creation in July 2022 in Tychy, Poland, sources with awareness of the make a difference advised Automotive Information Europe.

The tiny SUV, which is based on the Compact Modular Platform (CMP), will use engines made by PSA, the resources stated.

The new Jeep will be followed by two other types from previous FCA brands, a compact Alfa Romeo crossover in January 2023 and a modest Fiat in July 2023, the resources stated. FCA said in December that the new types, which it did not name, would also have entire-electrical electrical power. Income typically start off about three months right after creation commences.

A big explanation powering the merger concerning PSA and FCA, completed last month, was the possible for billions in synergies among the two groups’ makes, in particular in Europe. The CMP architecture underpins 50 % a dozen automobiles from makes from the previous PSA, together with the Peugeot 208 and Opel/Vauxhall Corsa compact cars and trucks, the Citroen C4 compact, and the DS 3 Crossback, Peugeot 2008 and Opel/Vauxhall Mokka compact crossovers.

Individuals versions have each entire-electric and internal combustion drivetrains.

FCA has told suppliers that manufacturing of CMP-centered automobiles in Tychy could attain 400,000 each year. The FCA manufacturing unit, which now builds the Fiat 500 minicar and Lancia Ypsilon modest vehicle, assembled 263,176 vehicles in 2019, much underneath its higher of 606,000 in 2009.

FCA mentioned in late December that it was investing 170 million euros ($204 million) to modernize the plant  for the 3 styles, even though it did not offer specifics about the automobiles or a creation timetable.

Stellantis will also gain from typical buying, but right until FCA and PSA departments are thoroughly integrated, procurement for the a few CMP models at Tychy will be divided amongst PSA for platform and powertrain parts, and FCA for versions-distinct pieces and supplies, sources instructed Automotive News Europe.

Amelia J. Bell

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