Due to a lack of progress in the previously announced plan for Stellantis to take a majority share of the GAC-Stellantis joint venture, Stellantis today announced its plan to focus on distributing imported vehicles for the Jeep® brand in China to leverage the potential of the brand and its iconic products through an asset-light approach.
Stellantis intends to cooperate with GAC Group in an orderly termination of the joint venture formed in March 2010, which has been loss-making in recent years and will recognize a non-cash impairment charge of approximately €297 million ($300.6 million) in its first half of 2022 results.
The Jeep brand will continue to strengthen its product offering in China with an enhanced electrified lineup of imported vehicles meant to exceed Chinese customer expectations.
So it appears that the Chinese-market exclusive, Jeep Grand Commander could come to an end, very soon. The Grand Commander (K8) was recently updated for the 2022 model year.
GAC-Stellantis currently produces four vehicles for the Chinese marketplace…