[YesAuto News] A few days ago, FCA Group CEO Margionne emphasized two plans when attending the investor conference held in Italy: First, in the next 5 years, FCA will focus on building Jeep, Ram, Alfa Romeo and Maserati four A brand to increase its profitability to 80% of its total revenue; the second is that FCA will invest 9 billion euros to fully promote the electrification process, gradually stop the production of all diesel passenger cars in Europe, and accelerate the deployment of autonomous driving at the same time.
According to a Bloomberg report, Marchionne said at the meeting that the FAC has been aware of the increase in the regulation of engine technology by policies and regulations, the change in consumer attitudes and the decline in the importance of this technology itself, so it plans to invest 9 billion euros to promote electrification by 2022. : “This will be a systemic change.”
In terms of specific planning, the Jeep brand will launch 10 hybrid vehicles and 4 all-electric vehicles by 2022. The Grand Commander will be the first to launch hybrid models in the Chinese market in 2018; Maserati will also launch a battery-powered version of the Alfieri sports car. The president's luxury sedan and Levante SUV three electric vehicles, and plan to fully electrify by 2022; and Alfa Romeo will replace its diesel version with hybrid models, and provide electrified versions for multiple models in the next five years. At the same time, L2-L3 level automatic driving capabilities are gradually improved for the product.
Marchionne, who has served as the CEO of FCA for 14 years, plans to retire next year. His speech is also considered to be an important plan for FCA before his retirement. However, after emphasizing Jeep, Ram, Alfa Romeo and Maserati, Marchionne did not make a detailed statement on Chrysler and Fiat. Some media believe that this may be a signal that FCA is gradually halting their sales in North America and China. In addition, it is reported that the next CEO of FCA Group will be announced in April 2019. (Source: Bloomberg, 21st Century Business Herald; Compiler/Car Home Cai Liyuan)