A triad of brand-new Fiat, Jeep and also Alfa Romeo versions will certainly get in manufacturing in 2022, all anticipated to be light-sized SUVs.
Fiat Chrysler Cars (FCA) has actually revealed strategies to update its Tychy, Poland manufacturing facility to develop 3 brand-new versions for Jeep, Fiat and also Alfa Romeo from the 2nd fifty percent of 2022, among which might be Alfa Romeo’s upcoming, city-sized SUV.
In a news releases published by the team’s Polish arm, FCA validated prepare for the “growth and also modernisation” of the Tychy center– making up a financial investment apparently amounting to 755 million Polish złoty (AUD$ 263 million)– in order to “begin automation of the very first of 3 brand-new automobile versions for the team’s brand names in the 2nd fifty percent of 2022.”
” The revealed Jeep, Fiat and also Alfa Romeo autos are technically progressed versions based upon a brand-new principle of flexibility. They will certainly be produced making use of one of the most sophisticated drive systems, consisting of all-electric drive.”
Crossbreed powertrains will certainly additionally get on deal, the declaration validates.
Over and also top: Alfa Romeo Tonale principle, previewing an Audi Q3-sized, C-segment small SUV (not the B-SUV, it is very important to note) due in 2021.
While the identification of the brand-new Jeep, Fiat and also Alfa Romeo versions have yet to be validated, it’s comprehended the automobiles will certainly all port right into the B-segment, ‘light’ SUV section, taking on city-sized SUVs the similarity the Toyota Yaris Cross, Ford Puma and also Audi Q2 (though the lattermost is formally classified as a ‘little SUV’ in Australia).
Such a category would certainly see the enigma Alfa Romeo design get here as the ‘B-SUV’ revealed throughout an incomes hire 2019, which at the time was validated to get in manufacturing at some time in 2022, and also provide a battery-electric version.
Rumours from Automotive Information Europe later on in 2019 recommended an all-electric, Alfa Romeo-badged “little crossover” because of get here late in 2022 would certainly be the very first FCA lorry because its merging with France’s Groupe PSA to utilize the last empire’s CMP system, shown the Peugeot 208, Citroen e-C4 and also a range of various other versions.
Provided just how carefully the profits phone call and also Automotive Information Europe reports associate FCA Poland’s news today, it’s all-but-confirmed that the brand-new, Polish-built Alfa Romeo design– an initial for the brand name, offered all current Alfa versions have actually been integrated in Italy– will certainly be the abovementioned B-segment city SUV.
On the other hand, the enigma Jeep design would likely change right into a substitute for, or, as outlined in a 2018 economic strategy, a smaller sized relative to the existing Abandoner little SUV (over), while the Fiat would likely take the form of the next-generation 500X little SUV, which overseas reports recommend will certainly be relabelled ‘500XL’, and also will certainly share its system with the brand-new, all-electric 500e.
Nevertheless, the phrasing of the news– and also the nature of improving automobile manufacturing– recommends all 3 versions would certainly share a typical design, likely the PSA-designed CMP system positioned for the Alfa Romeo B-SUV, as opposed to the bespoke framework used by the Fiat 500e and also its abovementioned, rumoured ‘500XL’ SUV brother or sister.
The Tychy, Poland plant is presently house to manufacturing of the Fiat 500, Abarth 595 and also Italy-only Lancia Ypsilon mini autos, developing an overall of 263,176 automobiles in 2019.
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