Categories: Environment

Stellantis: future electric models produced in Italy

Stellantis plans to produce future electric cars of the Opel/Vauxhall, DS and Lancia brands at its Italian plant in Melfi.

According to information relayed by Automotive News Europethe Stellantis group is in the process of reorganizing its 24 European factories, and plans to produce four new 100% electric models for the DS, Opel/Vauxhall and Lancia brands from 2024, in Melfi in southern Italy.

The cars will be based on the new platform STLA Medium, designed for high-end vehicles and whose architecture has been optimized for electrified models. This platform can accommodate batteries ranging from 87 to 104 kWh, making it possible to offer up to 700 km range.

Stellantis: production from 2024

Production is expected to start at the end of 2024 for the brand’s model DScurrently known internally under the code name “D85”, and which could be called DS 9 Crossback: a new SUV Coupé with similar proportions to the new Citroën C5 X.

This model will give rise to a variant signed Opel / Vauxhall, which will make its appearance in Melfi in early 2025: this model will replace the Insignia, and is currently known internally as code “OV85”.

Two other 100% electric models will be produced at Melfi: the replacing the DS 7 Crossback SUVwhich responds to the code name “D74” and which will land at the end of 2025, and which will also be available in a model of the brand Lanciacurrently known as “L74” but which could adopt the name “Aurelia”.

Between 2026 and 2029, the Stellantis plant in Melfi should produce 90,000 units of these 4 new 100% electric models each year, which will be added to other models, in order to fill the annual capacity of 400,000 units. Today, Fiat 500X, Jeep Renegade and Jeep Compass are produced in Melfi.

Source : Automotive News Europe

Read also :

Share
Published by
Redaction

Recent Posts

Ford is developing system to remove snow from intercoolers

Ford wants to solve the problems of obstruction of intercoolers in the event of snowfall.…

19 mins ago

Iron Man actor launches car show

Robert Downey Jr, the actor famous for his roles in the Iron Man film series,…

1 hour ago

He jumps 30 meters in motorhome and lands on a ferry

As the boarding bridge finished raising, a motorhome made a long flight to a ferry…

1 hour ago

Mercedes Class A restyled: what do our readers think?

PHOTOS : A. PAUMARD ESSENCE A 180 7G-DCT AMG Line 136 ch – 6,7 l/100…

3 hours ago

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV: exceptional offers

The Japanese manufacturer offers exceptional offers in France on the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV, with…

4 hours ago

24 hours of Le Mans: discover the Hot Wheels contest

During the week of the centenary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, various events…

5 hours ago

Mercedes-AMG GT 63 SE Performance: Brabus offers it 930 hp

The Germans from Brabus have tackled the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 SE Performance, with a preparation…

6 hours ago