Yesterday I asked the acclaimed Jalopnik comment for suggestions on product plans that Fiat Chrysler and Groupe PSA could put together now that they are committed to marriage. I was not disappointed.
The answers seem to fall into three basic categories, and I have gathered some examples of each to share.
The first group is definitely the most creative. It's exciting to think about how two companies can share bits and bobs they have developed independently over recently combined product lines. Some of you [rightly] were fixed on the prospect of a new SM now that Citroën and Maserati share a roof, but others had some even more unique ideas.
Some of you are just happy to see that Peugeot and Citroën could finally come back and would like to see some of these models (production or concept, doesn't seem to do anything) on our roads. The truth is that we knew that Peugeot will be back soon even before talk of the merger broke, but they will need a dealer's presence out here. That's where the FCA comes in, right?
The third school of thought among you all is "HELLCAT EVERYTHING ”approach. Although I hope the FCA has more to offer PSA than a massive V8, I can't say I have much to argue with here. Put that thing in all the cars. I worry about all the power that comes out of some of these FWD platforms.
Now it is always the problem that top management will get a grip in these good ideas and blow them off the track. I certainly hope not, but one of you had a good sense of predicting the implications of such short-term party pops.
Let's hope things on FCAPSA or whatever new giant is called, didn't come to it. As long as they look at some of these ideas, I think this can only work out.