Fiat, Chrysler to launch supermini sized models

Article by Christian A., on October 4, 2011

Industry reports indicate that Fiat and Chrysler will soon launch Fiat’s compact SUV, the sibling of the baby Jeep that Autocar recently unveiled. This SUV is one of a series of all-new supermini sized models to come from these two companies. Efforts to form a lineup of highly advanced superminis will put an end to Fiat’s much-criticized offerings in the most significant market segment in Europe.

These new models will use a new platform that would mainly replace the architecture used under the Grand Punto, which was jointly developed by Fiat and GM. But then, the old Punto platform will continue to be used by aging models like the Lancia Musa compact MPV.

In addition, Fiat hasn’t made a replacement for the Multipla (which goes up against the Zafira) that’s based on a unique structure too. The new platform will be offered in the U.S. and Europe.

When used on the compact SUV model for Jeep and Fiat, out will come replacements for the old Fiat Idea MPV. The current Sedici, which is a badge-engineered version of the Suzuki SX4, will be replaced by the new compact Fiat SUV that’s set to go on sale in 2013.

This will serve as the basis for the next-generation Alfa Romeo Mito, which presently uses the Grand Punto/Corsa architecture. This is also what will replace the Grand Punto in the future.

The new architecture is described by Fiat boss Sergio Marchionne to be ‘leading-edge’. This will be set up at the Mirafiori factory in 2012 and it’s expected to be used as well at the Fiat plant in Serbia, which is producing the Mk2 Punto.

If you liked the article, share on:

Topics: fiat, chrysler

Comments

Recommended

November 17 is considered a very special day for Tesla, as this is the day that they revealed the highly anticipated Tesla Semi. But Elon Musk did not think the...
by - November 17, 2017
More details have emerged about the new sixth generation of the BMW M3 just as the German premium practically announced the end of the current-gen 3 Series with the unveiling...
by - November 17, 2017
All is set for Volkswagen’s plans to enter the electric vehicle game, as prompted by the so-called Dieselgate scandal. In fact, the German carmaker has already made a commitment to...
by - November 17, 2017
As BMW has already revealed, the next generation of the BMW M5 (F90) is a four-wheel drive high-performance sedan with overwhelming power output and torque at its disposal. However, it...
by - November 17, 2017
McLaren unveiled a one-off Gold - on - Black 720S at the 2017 Dubai Motor Show which will be on display throughout the entire stretch of this week’s event. The...
by - November 16, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries