“Made in Italy” SUVs for Lancia… but also DS and Opel

“Made in Italy” SUVs for Lancia… but also DS and Opel



Today, the Melfi plant assembles the Fiat 500 X as well as the Jeep Renegade and Compass. So many models that share the same technical underpinnings. According to our colleagues from Argus, from 2024, the Italian site will also work on behalf of DS, Lancia and Opel. In Stellantis, industrial reorganization is underway.

The four models will undoubtedly share the same technical base, namely the STLA Medium platform that will be launched with the new Peugeot 3008 expected at the end of 2023. Based on the EMP2 base, its design will make it possible to provide 100% electricity. version of the new Nidec M3 engine going from 125 to 150 kW (100 kW for the current engine). Currently, no information has been leaked about future models. That said, we already know that Opel plans to launch the Manta SUV in 2025, as it was announced at the end of 2021 that the second generation DS 7 will be produced in Melfi. The second DS model will be a hybrid based on the ASL concept (pictured) released in 2020. As for the Lancia model, it could be similar to the flagship DS 7.

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