Looking ahead to 2022, the FCA group (FIAT-Chrysler) will launch a robust offensive SUV with the help of three models from the FIAT, Jeep, and Alfa Romeo brands. According to some rumors, these models should be based on the CMP modular platform of the French group PSA (Peugeot-Citroën, Opel), with which FCA will fully merge this same year.
Even though in the medium term it is very likely that FCA’s mid-range models will be moving to PSA’s CMP and EMP2 multi-energy platforms, this will not happen in the short term: FIAT, Jeep, and Alfa Romeo models will go on the market in 2022, while the merger between the two groups will not be effective until early 2021.
This period is insufficient to develop three new vehicles; Also, it is confirmed that although the FCA models will have 100% electric versions, they should also have plug-in hybrid variants. A type of mechanics initially incompatible with the CMP platform, which has been designed only for gasoline, diesel and 100% electric.
Therefore, it may still take us several years to see electric cars jointly developed by FCA and PSA. In fact, it is estimated that most synergies will not be completed in four to five years. Until then, FCA will have to continue to use its electrical technology.
Everything seems to indicate then that the electric SUVs of FIAT, Jeep, and Alfa Romeo will start from an adapted version of the current Small Wide platform, already used in the Jeep Renegade. The powertrain of these models may derive from that seen in the new electric FIAT 500, which has a 117 hp engine and a 42 kWh battery (the SUV pack is possibly more capable).