Fiat Chrysler Automobiles executives gave a number of presentations during the company's Capital Markets Day in Balocco, Italy, this week. The goal was to give investors and media an overview of the business plans for each of FCA's brands, outlining what's coming, what's going and when.
Here's our detailed recap of how Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will change between now and 2022.
The last time FCA laid out its five-year plan, CEO Sergio Marchionne said that of all the brands in the portfolio, Jeep is the most crucial to long-term global success. That won't change moving forward, as FCA has big plans for Jeep between now and 2022.
- All-new A/B-segment crossover
- All-new Renegade
- All-new Cherokee
- All-new pickup truck (Wrangler-based)
- All-new Grand Cherokee
- All-new three-row midsize SUV
- All-new Grand Wagoneer
- Midcycle update for Compass
- Electrification of each nameplate
Despite its relatively small lineup, Ram plays a huge role for FCA on a global scale. We won't see much in the way of overall lineup expansion, but instead a focus on the brand's core products.
- All-new Heavy Duty models
- All-new Promaster City
- Level 2 autonomy on most vehicles beginning in 2021
The rebirth of the Alfa Romeo brand is still underway, with the Giulia and Stelvio still gaining traction in the US. Those core models will be crucial to Alfa's success moving forward, but it doesn't mean FCA won't.
- All-new C-segment crossover
- All-new E-segment (full-size) crossover
- All-new GTV hybrid sports car
- New long-wheelbase versions of Giulia and Stelvio
- Midcycle updates of Giulia and Stelvio
- Six plug-in hybrid vehicles
- Electrification of all nameplates
Maserati's rejuvenation hasn't been as immediate as Alfa Romeo's, and indeed, the brand's turnaround has taken a lot longer to execute., though its plans are far less ambitious than FCA's other brands.
- All-new D-segment SUV
- All-new Levante
- All-new Quattroporte
- All-new Alfieri coupe and convertible
- Midcycle update for Ghibli
- Eight plug-in hybrids and four fully electric vehicles
- Level 3 autonomy available on some vehicles
Though it's a relatively low-volume player, Fiat is still the "F" in "FCA." Though no large product roadmap was disclosed during the company's Capital Markets Day, we're told a brand-new Fiat 500 lineup will launch between now and 2022.
- All-new 500e will arrive by 2020
- All-new 500 Giardiniera, an electric compact wagon
- Hybrid powertrains for 500X and 500L
Chrysler and Dodge
These once-massive nameplates are now some of FCA's least-important brands. Like Fiat, no formal Chrysler or Dodge business plans were laid out this week, though we do know a few updates.
For starters, FCA is incredibly proud of the Pacifica and its plug-in hybrid counterpart and is excited about the.
The current LX-platform cars -- the Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Challenger -- will carry on for the foreseeable future. These products were originally scheduled to shift to an Alfa Romeo platform, but those plans have stalled given FCA's larger focus on crossovers and SUVs moving forward.
In addition to these product announcements, Fiat Chrysler executives discussed a few other big items. For starters, FCA willin all passenger cars by 2021. Additionally, Ferrari will supply Maserati with all its future power trains, including those that use electrification.
And remember, all of this is subject to change. Looking back at the last FCA five-year plan, only about half of the new or updated products came to market on time, if ever.