Fiat, Alfa Romeo And Jeep Production is Now Firmly Established in Poland
The Stellantis Group, the name given to the merger of Fiat and PSA, is moving in the direction of a structured phase of cost-cutting. Production of three brand new Crossovers and SUVs will be built in at the Fiat Chrysler manufacturing plant in Tychy, Poland. These new vehicles will be made up of a compact Jeep SUV, a small Fiat crossover city car, and an Alfa Romeo compact SUV. The three new models will make use of PSA’s Compact Modular Platform which is shared with the Vauxhall Mokka and Corsa, the Citroen C4 and Peugeot 208 to name but a few.
The sharing doesn’t end with the PAS platform, Fiat will also share PSA’s transmission and engine technologies. The Polish government injected $204M of state funds in order to ease the burden on the Stellantis Group. Annual production at the Tychy production facility is eventually expected to reach 300,000 vehicles per year.
The Tychy site currently manufactures the aging Fiat 500 and Lancia Ypsilon. Production of these cars is expected to be phased out. New initial production will focus on gasoline cars by 2022. Mild-hybrid/hybrid derivatives will arrive by Q1 2023 by which time full-electric models will also be phased into the product mix.
Fiat’s small crossover will be based upon the Centoventi concept first shown at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Jeep and Alfa Romeo production will be focused on delivering compact SUVs both of which will be based on the Peugeot 2008.