Stellantis May Abandon Many PSA and FCA Models

The group intends to reduce the number of models of some brands.

Stellantis, an international conglomerate formed last year, will review the PSA Group’s and FCA’s model range and may also reduce the number of brands.

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In 2019, the PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced that they would merge into an alliance called Stellantis. The two major automakers should complete the process of merging next year but some plans for the future have already become known and they are disappointing: according to Automotive News Europe, Stellantis may abandon many PSA and FCA models. In particular, PSA Group CFO Philippe de Rovira mentioned that it was unwise to continue working with so many brands within a single group.

Stellantis with its 13 brands will become the world's fourth-largest automaker. It owns Peugeot, DS, Jeep, RAM, Vauxhall, Dodge, Fiat, Lancia, Chrysler, Citroen, Maserati, Opel and Alfa Romeo. These brands will retain their identity to some extent but the group plans to reduce the number of platforms in order to lower costs. The next step will be to reduce the number of models. If this does not bring tangible benefits, then some brands may go under the knife. The merger process will not be finalized until 2027.

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