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FCA’s Marchionne Races to Answer Product Questions

Grand Cherokee, Stelvio may share a platform.

by on Jan.10, 2017

Sergio Marchionne said a determination is underway to determine if the Stelvio and the Jeep Grand Cherokee will share a platform.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. is spinning so many product plates these days that CEO Sergio Marchionne’s announcement that FCA will have new products to show at next year’s North American International Auto Show was almost as much of an attempt to convince folks as to make a joke.

Marchionne also said he want FCA to continue working with Waymo, Google’s automotive unit in the future. But he also expects to retire in 2019, following the completion of the five-year plan the company laid out back in 2013.

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FCA is also in the midst of a study that will determine whether or not the platform developed for Alfa Romeo’s new sport utility, the Stelvio, which was unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, will serve as the same for the Jeep Grand Cherokee as well. (more…)