2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
The Fiat Group has given its Euro vans a stop sign. Both the Fiat Ulysse and the Lancia Phedra will only be built for a year.
The Fiat Group has announced a production stop for the Fiat Ulysse and Lancia Phedra van models. The vehicles assembled in Valenciennes, France, are due to roll off the production line for the last time at the end of 2010. In addition to the aging of the models, the emerging synergy effects with Chrysler and a possible concentration on the similarly designed Chrysler Voyager are likely reasons for the production stop.
100,000 vehicles in seven years
A total of 58,000 Fiat Ulysse and 42,000 Lancia Phedra were manufactured between 2001 and 2008. In the first eight months of this year, only 1869 units or 2582 units could be sold. Both models are built by the joint venture Sevel, which is run with PSA Peugeot.
The French want to continue building the sister models Peugeot 807 and Citroen C8 with engines of the Euro 5 emission class, which will apply from January 1st. The Fiat Scudo is also being built in Sevel Nord together with its sister models Citroen Jumpy and Peugeot Expert. (mid)