The fate of Fiat Panda was in threat

The fate of Fiat Panda was in threat

November 5, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The Italian brand may stop producing compact city cars.

The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) concern is about to stop producing A-segment models very soon. First of all, it will concern Fiat Panda. The company will turn its attention to B-class cars, Autocar informs, drawing on the words of FCA CEO Mike Manley.

  According to Mr. Manley, Fiat plans to strengthen its position in the B-segment, which previously was the Punto model. And this may mean that the brand is going to introduce a successor to this car.

 At the same time, the brand is unlikely to refuse the Fiat 500 model: it was previously noted that a fully electric 500e should enter the market next year. According to experts, the corporation would not curtail this project right before the premiere of the new item.

So, there is only one “retirement” contender – the budget Fiat Panda. According to the results of 2018 in Europe, the sales of this model amounted to 168 thousand units, and it was one of the most popular city cars among European customers. For the first half of this year, dealers were able to sell more than 150 units of the Panda model.

In addition, it was previously noted that Fiat Corporation introduced a miniature motorhome based on Fiat Doblo. Despite its compactness, such a “heel” even got a bathroom with a shower.