Stellantis drops plan to bring Peugeot to US - Motor Authority
A new low in Franco-American Relations
CarsOfFortLangley last edited by
@forsweden time to bring back Freedom Fries in protest
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Highlander last edited by
That's at 500% zoom.
facw last edited by
@forsweden Not shocked.
Though I also wouldn't be shocked if they slapped Chrysler badge on them and did it that way (really there's no need for Chrysler to exist in the US either).
Chariotoflove last edited by
Frankly I would have been surprised if they'd gone through with it.
RamblinRover last edited by
@forsweden probably for the best, they have enough brands here already - doesn't mean they can't still sell Peugeot models in the US under a different name, though. One that's already established and recognized here
Darkbrador last edited by
Peugeot and Citroen don't have much to bring to the table, really, the world doesn't need more "crossovers" or whatever these bloated monstruosities are called.
The 205 GTI and 2CV and DS are lost creatures of the past. And nostalgia is a cruel mistress anyway.
Move on, folks.
SilentbutnotreallyDeadly last edited by
I learned this yesterday and thought it was old news. I understand their thinking which is that they already have struggling Euro brands in the US already and one of those brands is Alfa-Romeo.
The Stellantis CEO is an Alfa fanboy but one that recognises that modern Alfa's keep going out the door ill prepared for modern life from an engineering perspective. He's made words to that effect and has added words to say that this should not happen in the future. So I think you'll find that Alfa Romeo and Maserati remain the North American halo brands for Stellantis.
Peugeot and Citroen will remain off the books for a half to full decade in North America until the transition to EV and smaller more efficient vehicles is much further down the track. Or when North Americans are prepared to pay European prices and margins...
StuckMTB last edited by
ehh, I can't find a single fuck to give. Truth is, we wouldn't have gotten any of the interesting models anyways. Just more bloated crossovers.
sn4cktimes last edited by
@stuckmtb This is the correct take.
glemon last edited by
@forsweden You would think they would want to try to replicate the massive success the last time Chrysler tried to sell French cars when the marketed Renaults as Eagles....
Jb boin last edited by Jb boin
I learned this yesterday and thought it was old news.
Yes, it was announced last week but we already knew in January that it was put on hold with the merger and almost certainly not going to happen.
ps: and the new Alfa Romeo CEO was previously the Peugeot CEO which made a great comeback with him at the helm.