According to reports from Automotive News Europe, Stellantis has approved the production of the small SUVs that will arrive with the Fiat and Jeep brands. These are models that have been talked about several times in recent times and that will be built in the Polish factory in Tychy.
According to reports, the Jeep vehicle, code del project 516, will go into production in November 2022, initially with a gasoline engine. A fully electric version will follow in February 2023 and a Mild Hybrid variant in January 2024. The accumulators of the electric version will be provided by CATL. But since July 2023, according to the source, the batteries will come from BYD.
As for the Fiat model, internal code of the project 364, production should start in April 2023. Construction of the electric version with BYD accumulators will begin as early as May. A Mild Hybrid model will be built from February 2024. The green light for the small Alfa Romeo SUV, also known by the code 966 and which many already call today, has not yet arrived. “BrenneroFrom what is known so far, the production of the 100% electric version would be expected in October 2023.
In March 2024 it would be the turn of a Mild Hybrid variant with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive in July 2024. If the model with all-wheel drive is approved, it will have an architecture composed of two electric motors that could also be used. on the Jeep model. These are cars that will rest on the CMP platform, already used on many PSA vehicles.
Given the importance of the SUV segment, these new models will be fundamental to the Stellantis Group strategy. All that remains is to wait for further news on the development of these new cars.