FCA invests 160 million to produce the Brenner and a new Punto

FCA invests 160 million to produce the Brenner and a new Punto
The FCA group has announced a new investment plan relating to the production plant in Tychy, Poland, which will lead the factory to produce 3 new models starting from 2022. Thanks to the construction of a new production line, the factory will be able to produce the new models planned for the Jeep, Fiat and Alfa Romeo brands, all offered with hybrid or fully electric engines.

The Polish plant is currently Tychy employs 2,500 people and produces 3 models of the FCA group: the Fiat 500, the 500 Abarth and the Lancia Ypsilon; production in 2019 exceeded 260,000 vehicles, almost all exported around the world, to 58 countries.

Following the investments envisaged by FCA - quantified at around 167 million euros, the factory will be ready to produce the new Alfa Romeo-branded compact SUV, the famous Brenner, a Fiat-branded compact that will replace the Punto, and a smaller Jeep model, smaller than the Renegade.

The upcoming new models from the Tychy factory they will be based on the Cmp (Common Modular Platform) platform created by Psa and also supplied to FCA thanks to the collaboration born under the name of the Stellantis Group.

Let's start from the Brenner, the highly anticipated small SUV, produced precisely on the Cmp platform already used today for Peugeot 2008 and Opel Mokka; we expect a 100% electric version of the Brenner, but it will be important for Alfa Romeo technicians to be able to transport the typical driving pleasure of Alfa's on a platform developed by another manufacturer.

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio in Rosso Competizione at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas The model that will replace the Punto does not yet have an official name, but it will mark the beginning of the FCA group's exit from segment A , that of city cars; the decision seems quite contrary to the trends of a market which, also due to the COVID emergency, is increasingly looking for individual modes of transport compatible with city life. Who knows whether FCA decides to change course and still remain on a market which, although not very rich in terms of product profits, is one of the main architects of the turnover of the Italian-American group.

"Modern cars, hybrids and electric cars of the Jeep, Fiat and Alfa Romeo brands will start leaving the Tychy factory in 2022, ”said Jaroslaw Gowin, Polish Deputy Prime Minister, via Twitter.