At its annual general meeting on April 15, the Stellantis Group released its fourth quarter and full-year results, including mapping out its plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and battery-electric (BEV) vehicle future for the rest of the decade.
A chart shown during a presentation illustrates the changes proposed for each platform, from the small A-segment through body-on-frame (BOF) pickup trucks and SUVs, through 2029.
In the first-generation of its electrified Common Modular Platform (eCMP), there are the Peugeot 208/2008, Opel’s Corsa/Mokka, Citroën’s C4 and DS 3 Crossback populating the B and C segments while the Fiat 500e represents the A and B segments.
For the A, B and some C segments, the eCMP second generation begins in the third quarter of next year, followed by a change to STLA Small platform in 2026. The next generation of eCMP could include an all-wheel drive Jeep update. STLA Small should have a range at least 310 miles (500 kilometers). Potential STLA Small Chrysler/Jeep vehicles include the 2026 Daytona/Laser, LeBaron/Spirit, Renegade/Raider and Vista.
For the rest of the C-segment and some D-segments, any current Stellantis electrified platforms will be in place through the third quarter of 2023 then the STLA Medium takes over. The STLA Medium segment should reach 435 miles (700 kilometers) of range. C- and D-segment models here would include the 2024 Dart, Avenger/Sebring, Concorde/Intrepid, Compass, Nitro, Chrysler NX, Cherokee, Journey, Aspen, ProMaster City, ProMaster, Caravan, Pacifica/Voyager and Town & Country.
For the rest of the D-segment and some of the E-segment, the change parallels the STLA Medium schedule but it is for the STLA Large. Already announced STLA Large models include Jeep’s Grand Cherokee (2021), Maserati’s Grecale (2021), Gran Turismo (2022), QuattroPorte (2023) and Levante (2024). The STLA Large platform should have a range of almost 500 miles or 800 kilometers. This would also encompass the 2024 Challenger, Charger, 300, Grand Cherokee, Grand Cherokee L and Durango.
For the BOF group, both electrified and internal combustion engine (ICE) platforms will run through the first quarter of 2024 before giving way to the STLA Frame, which have a range of around 310 miles (500 kilometers). STLA Frame models include the 2025 Ram 1500, Ramcharger and Wagoneer.
On April 22, Forbes announced that Alfa Romeo will kill off its Giorgio platform, despite recently joining the Stellantis Group. Why spike a multi-billion euro platform? Because Alfa Romeo never bothered to “future-proof” it for electrification.
Giorgio was a hallmark of the late Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) boss, Sergio Marchionne, and was originally planned to proliferate across 15 models. It wound up only being used for the Giulia sedan and Stelvio SUV. The Giorgio was meant to sit beneath Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and even Maserati models, including the 300C, Challenger, Charger, Journey, Durango and Jeep’s Cherokee and Compass replacements.
Carlos Tavares, Stellantis’ CEO, emphasized on April 15 that the 14 brands under the company’s umbrella would use four platforms and all were electrified. During the week of April 22, new Alfa Romeo CEO, Jean-Phillipe Imparato, said all future Alfa Romeo models would utilize the STLA Large vehicle architecture over the Giorgio before later saying that Giorgio would be incorporated into the STLA Large.
“We must take advantage of the volumes to take all possible opportunities and bring an EV range to Alfa Romeo, but always with the touch of Alfa Romeo,” Imparato told Forbes.