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Old 12-05-2017, 09:11 AM
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http://www.carscoops.com/2017/12/fca...rtnership.html


interesting news, and to a certain level, I think both FCA (especially. platforms,quality control) and Hyundai (too, in terms of style/desirability for some products and trucks) could benefit a lot.
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Old 12-05-2017, 02:24 PM
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Use the Accent to underpin a new Fiat 500.

The Azera becomes a Chrysler 300.

Use the superior Genesis platform for new Challengers, Chargers, Ghibli, and Qporte.

This is just the first step in Hyundai taking Jeep and Ram however.
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Old 12-05-2017, 02:53 PM
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Use the Accent to underpin a new Fiat 500.

The Azera becomes a Chrysler 300.

Use the superior Genesis platform for new Challengers, Chargers, Ghibli, and Qporte.

This is just the first step in Hyundai taking Jeep and Ram however.
What platforms to use for Ferrari 488 successor and new Ferrari FUV?
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Old 12-05-2017, 03:48 PM
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Use the Accent to underpin a new Fiat 500.

The Azera becomes a Chrysler 300.

Use the superior Genesis platform for new Challengers, Chargers, Ghibli, and Qporte.

This is just the first step in Hyundai taking Jeep and Ram however.
What is the (short term) benefit to Hyundai? Just economies of scale?
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Old 12-05-2017, 04:20 PM
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What is the (short term) benefit to Hyundai? Just economies of scale?
I would see mainly the trucks as a benefit (Hyundai has no pick up, e.g.), and dealer networks; Mid term, as I said before, design/style influence, FCA is still strong at that game.
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:13 PM
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I would see mainly the trucks as a benefit (Hyundai has no pick up, e.g.), and dealer networks; Mid term, as I said before, design/style influence, FCA is still strong at that game.
Hyundai is likely to release their Ridgeline like pick up early next year. The Santa Fe is also being replaced/updated as well.

This all sounds so much like the Mitsubishi arrangement that Chrysler had for many years.

Would this work any better? I dunno.
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:16 PM
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Hyundai is likely to release their Ridgeline like pick up early next year. The Santa Fe is also being replaced/updated as well.
To be fair, the Santa Fe is no truck and the Santa Cruz isn't exactly going to be one either. I think mick meant something more akin to the Ram 1500, etc.
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:37 PM
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To be fair, the Santa Fe is no truck and the Santa Cruz isn't exactly going to be one either. I think mick meant something more akin to the Ram 1500, etc.
Exactly; Proper pick ups, sold as RAM, and probably the wide array of Fiat commercial vehicles in Europe, where Hyundai has just one van (H350), that is feeling like one of those Chinese takes on a VW LT or Mercedes Sprinter (which were essentially the same car until very recently);
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Old 12-05-2017, 06:55 PM
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Mid term, as I said before, design/style influence, FCA is still strong at that game.
Taking Jeep out of the equation - what products are strong (newly introduced) stylistically?
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Old 12-06-2017, 01:11 AM
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What is the (short term) benefit to Hyundai? Just economies of scale?
Getting inside the organization, creating a dependence on Hyundai systems, takeover the operation from within. Hyundai needs Jeep and Ram. There are two ways: buy FCA or control it from within.
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