Originally Posted by paranoidgarliclover
Sounds like this is far from a done deal. I think pairing a struggles US brand w/ ones that many Americans are either unfamiliar w/, or suspicious of, is not a great idea, but.... I guess this would allow FCA to focus on Fiat 500 derivatives, Jeeps, and trucks, while PSA fills in the rest? It could also bring Opel to the US....
TO a certain degree, I think there are logic points, as you point out e.g. the PSA lineup would pretty much fill the non existent lineup between larger sedans, Jeep and the FIat 500 on the other hand; PSA and Fiat have long cooperated on commercial vehicles, and Fiat and Opel did share some development in the short lived GM/Fiat marriage, so the companies know each other, which might help. PSA is also pushing a lot into EVs, something FCA barely has right now, on the other hand FCA has a lot of AWD know how, when the whole PSA group doesn't offer a single AWD car. Plus, it would give PSA an existing dealership infrastructure in the US, whilst PSA is very strong in China.
If done right, it could work; But there is also of course a potential for failure, no question; It would be fun though to see Opels, that look exactly like Buicks (or lets say Buick adopted the European Opel look in the last 10 years) - even the unrelated non GM era models - being sold at a Chrysler dealer (I'm sure, that the GM based stuff like the Insignia - being identical to the Buick Regal - would be embargoed in the Opel/PSA sales contract anyway)
It could also finally give the Giorgio platform some desperately needed volume, if say next gen. Insignia and a large Peugeot would return to RWD (504/505 and Opel fans would rejoice at the thought)