First of all, the Alfa-bomb exploded today in Balocco. The 700-HP mid-engine super sports car 8C, a 600-HP-BMW-M4-opponent, the name GTV, electrified two new SUVs, all part of the big plans for the Cuore Sportivo. But, of course, the FCA's chief Executive Sergio Marchionne laid out also for its other group brands detailed plans for the future. Well, at least for almost all of the group's brands. Fiat and Chrysler have had to do without their own presentation. Decide for yourself what the significance of the two says.
News to Fiat, there was still. A fresh 500e is on the way. And the electric Cinquecento gets even a wagon version, which is the name of Giardiniera resurgence. As a drive, a new FCA-electric drive, specially designed for small cars serves two. Further Details are still unknown. The Giardiniera is, however, not as earlier, a three-door model, but gets five doors. In addition, you will be provided the models 500X and 500L with a hybrid drive.
Much larger plans, the group has with its currently undisputed Cash Cow of a Jeep. From 2018 to 2022, the off-road manufacturer wants to bring two new models. Until then, the Portfolio also includes ten Plug-in Hybrids, and four purely electric vehicles. By 2021, there should be of each Jeep model also has an electrified version. At the same time, Jeep will also introduce Level 3-autonomy. The Diesel will not die on the installment plan, an exact time plan for this, but there are.
Within the next four years, Jeep is bringing a new Renegade, an all-electric Wrangler, and facelifted Compass. Important for the European market: Below the Renegade another Crossover that could then be matched against Seat Arona, VW T-Cross and co. comes. On the opposite side of the spectrum, Jeep is planning a new Pick-up Truck, a seven-seater Grand-Cherokee-Format, as well as the occupation of the ultra-luxury niche. For the big killing, you want to revive the name Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer new.
Something more manageable when it comes to FCAs Truck brand Ram. For the first time since 2011 (with the Dakota) to offer a Pick-up below the Ram 1500, against the Ford Ranger and Chevrolet Colorado. In addition, the long-awaited Performance was confirmed variant of the Ram 1500. The Ram TRX will probably get the 717-horsepower 6.2-Liter V8 from the Dodge Hellcat models, and to snatch away the Ford F-150 Raptor clientele. In addition, Ram wants to bring two new Heavy-Duty models, the 2500 and the 3500 on the market. 2021, the Ram 1500 Level 2 autonomy should dominate.
And then there's Maserati. To ensure that the luxury brand just muddle for years, more or less, is the appreciation in the group still very large. So then refreshed the complete model of the family within the next four years or be re-placed. By 2022, a completely new Levante and Quattroporte, as well as a Facelift for the Ghibli awaits us according to Plan. In addition, there will be and this is really a Maserati-Sensation a new SUV below the Levante. It is then expected to compete against BMW X3 and co. Maserati promises best-in-class power-to-weight, superior Handling and a Plug-in Hybrid variant.
Overall, the manufacturer promises eight new Plug-in Hybrids and four pure electric cars. The Levante and the Quattroporte, will be run under a new "Blue"Label as probably the most beautiful Trident-message of the day: Maserati makes, finally, in his beautiful sports car Alfieri seriously. And the same as a coupe and convertible. The Alfieri will replace the Gran Turismo and Gran Cabrio, and the only purely electrically. The Setup consists of three electric motors, all-wheel drive, Torque Vectoring and an 800-Volt-battery-technology.(sw)