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Citroën Basalt Will Pack FCA Engines and Fastback Crossover Design

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Following in the footsteps of the successful Fiat Fastback, another Stellantis brand is looking to add its own fastback crossover to its portfolio. Citroën is looking to grow its international portfolio with its latest offering – the 2025 Citroën Basalt. Building upon the success of its predecessors and embracing a new era of automotive design and engineering, the Basalt promises to deliver unparalleled style, performance, and comfort. Drawing inspiration from its sibling, the popular C3 Aircross, the Basalt boasts a sleek and dynamic design. With its fastback silhouette and distinctive details, it exudes an air of sophistication and modernity. Built … (read full article...)

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Why be part of Stellantis if the rapid sharing of R and D for one brand can not be adopted to another. This might not be a perfect fit, but could not this platform or some of the Peugeot newest product be used in restyled Dodges, Chrysler’s and Jeeps. A performance enhanced fastback Dodge hatchback and coupe. A Chrysler upscale hatchback or a Jeep spin-off.
I’m not advocating one particular model here, but the latest Peugeot in particular has merit. I’m sure a platform designed in Europe could quickly find a manufacturing sight here. Just a thought as Europe’s products are launching left and right and I’m waiting for a next generation Cherokee or Durango or something from Chrysler while these domestic brands whither on the vine waiting for new product. Yes I am frustrated. This Dare Forward plan is a boondoggle for our brands. That is obvious and damaging.
 

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I’m sure a platform designed in Europe could quickly find a manufacturing sight here.
You're right. Unfortunately, the platform for this model was designed in China. The implementation of the STLA medium platform is being slow walked, while models like the Jeep Renegade are quickly tossed to the curb. The dismal state of the marketing for the CDJR brands is relevant to most of the active threads here a Mopar Insiders. While Lexus has become Toyota's lucrative people mover brand in the wake of the sedan downturn, the Chrysler brand remains fallow. The transformation of the Lexis brand occurred over the same time period as Chrysler's downfall. One of the hottest sellers in the Lexus lineup is their NX model, which coincidentally, has the same wheelbase as this Citroen model.

Stellantis had a press event in Europe this week for the new mild hybrid system to be offered in the Renegade and Compass Jeep models. It won't be offered here. The Renegade has been pulled from our market and we don't get the 4Xe option in the Compass. Hybrids are the hottest selling models in our market. The competition to the Stellantis brands typically have waiting lists for their hybrid offerings. Meanwhile the Dodge Hornet hybrid is on the podium for the unsold vehicles contest. I'll discuss this further in another thread.
 

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I never understood Chrysler's fascination with programming "shifts" into CVT transmissions. And now I read that Stellantis is continuing the oddness with the comment "7 simulated shifts are programmed into the CVT transmission" Weird.
 

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