Tuesday, May 11, 2021
News Future FCA Small Cars Getting PSA Plaftorm: Report

Future FCA Small Cars Getting PSA Plaftorm: Report

PSA and FCA working together on small car development

  • Opel, Peugeot platforms for future FCA cars

  • FCA needs cooperation as it abandons minicars for B-segment

 

 


Fiat has been dropping out of the minicar market of late, once its bread and butter. But now they’ve reportedly told suppliers to stop R&D completely on small and subcompact cars. Because they’ll be moving to a shared platform thanks to the creation of Stellantis.

FCA asked suppliers to stop work on future B-segment cars last month, Automotive News Europe reports. That’s after telling suppliers back in March to temporarily stop development on five small cars that would be launched under the Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lancia, and even Jeep brands, that move related to COVID-19.

Instead of using Fiat’s own updated small car platform that will underpin the next Fiat 500, not sold in North America, FCA will be moving to the PSA group’s Common Modular Platform. Those bones currently underpin the Opel Corsa and Mokka as well as the DS3 Crossback, all available with internal combustion and full-EV variants.

The move is part of talks between FCA and PSA to combine into the Stellantis group. The merger is expected to finish in the first quarter next year. Because FCA and PSA must still act as competitors until merger completion, FCA told suppliers that it has created a standalone cooperation with PSA to develop, produce, and assemble CMP-based cars.

In the note, according to AN, FCA said it would build the new CMP cars at a plant in Tychy, Poland. The plant is currently home to Fiat 500 and Lancia Ypsilon and could build up to 400,000 CMP-based models yearly.

FCA said last year it would be quitting the minicar market in Europe, despite sales leadership in the segment, because of increasing development costs and tightening emissions standards. FCA plans to push customers up a size class or two and keep them in the family but driving slightly more profitable vehicles.

 

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