Fast forward, Stellantis Automotive Group will bring four new electric vehicles

2022-05-02 0 By

Stellantis Group is an automobile manufacturer and mobility solutions provider formed from the 50:50 merger of PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler Group (FCA). The Group is guided by a clear vision: to provide mobility freedom with unique, reliable and affordable mobility solutions.It has 15 auto brands, including Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Citroen, Dodge, DS, Fiat, Fiat Commercial Vehicle, Jeep, Lancia, Maserati, Opel, Peugeot, RAM, Vauxhall,It covers all segments such as super luxury, luxury, mainstream passenger vehicles and even heavy pickups, SUVs and light commercial vehicles.In addition, there are specialized mobility, finance, components and service brands.Therefore, every move of Stellantis Automobile Group affects the nerve of the automobile industry.Now the group is also gearing up for electrification.From 2024, four new electric models based on the STLA Medium platform will be produced at Stellantis’ plant in Melfi, Italy.These include the confirmed electric successor to Opel’s Insignia and a DS branded crossover, which could come in the form of the DS 9 Crossback.There will also be a successor to the SUV DS 7 Crossback, due by the end of 2025, and a lancia, likely to carry the traditional vehicle name Aurelia.DS brand has been selling cars in the Chinese market.In the 1950s, Aurelia was an upper-middle class Lancia model, producing three models – a sedan, a coupe and a convertible.Since Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares eliminated nearly all convertible models during his tenure as PSA boss, citing cost relative to potential market, the electric Aurelia seems most likely to launch as a sedan — but it could also become an SUV.The Melfi plant was built by Fiat in the early 1990s and later transferred to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles — it has been part of Stellantis’ production network since the merger of PSA and FCA.Models such as the Jeep Renegade and the Fiat 500X are now made there.The Renegade also rolled off the assembly line there as a plug-in hybrid.SLTA Medium was launched by Stellantis in the summer of 2021 as one of four new EV platforms.It was designed to cover the C and D segments.According to WLTP, the battery can hold 87 to 104 kWh, which should enable a range of up to 700 kilometers.