Some two weeks ago Sergio Marchionne, one of the industry’s most polarizing figures, presented to investors the five-year plan for the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) group. A lot of ink has already been spilled analyzing the announcements, as well as models and whole brands missing from the presentation, so we won’t aim to add to that at this time. Instead, we figured we’d as you what you thought of the five-year plan.
Highlights of the five-year plan
- Alfa Romeo kills off the MiTo and 4C, but replaces the Giulietta, adds compact and large crossovers, as well as two sports cars: a Giulia-based GTV and an NSX-chasing mid-engined 8C
- Chrysler and Dodge were barely mentioned, though there were suggestions that the former will focus on people-moving (killing off the 300?)
- Fiat will focus exclusively on the 500 and Panda models, with increasing drive for electrification, dropping the Punto and Tipo models (the latter unconfirmed)
- Jeep will introduce a new small SUV below the Renegade, possibly based on a new Fiat Panda 4×4, Wrangler pick-up, and a slew of three-row models, including the Grand Commander, a 3-row Grand Cherokee, and (finally) the Grand Wagoneer
- Maserati will go Tesla-chasing with an all-electric Alfieri coupe and cabrio (which will replace the GranTurisimo), as well as electric versions of the Quattroporte and Levante, plus will introduce a mid-sized crossover below the Levante
- RAM will introduce a new small pickup to rival the Chevy Colorado and Ford Ranger
Let us know what you thought by answering the poll below, and leaving comments. Looking forward to hearing what you all thought!