FCA’s Future Plans Look Bright for Jeep and Ram

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 Fiat Chrysler Automotive (FCA) has been riding some recent highs to start this summer along with upcoming plans to announce a new CEO. News just broke about Wayco, a company that helps create autonomous vehicles, purchasing 62,000 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans with the hope of having retail autonomous vehicles by 2023. Not only has their choice for their autonomous vehicle, the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica a smart choice, critics and fans agree.

 The Chrysler Pacifica has been awarded many accolades this year, like winning Cars.com’s “Family Car of the Year” award for the second year in a row, but other brands under the FCA umbrella have seen surges of sales increase from last year to this year, such as the Jeep brand.

 The Next CEO of FCA

 FCA’s CEO Sergio Marchionne is set to retire after this year and the next CEO has not been announced. Speculation has pointed to a few names that could serve as Marchionne’s replacement. Mike Manley has been with the company since 2000 first serving as a director in the United Kingdom, he then became CEO of the Jeep brand in 2009, then moved to become CEO of Ram in 2015. This move would make the most sense as both brands are popular and expected to continue to grow apart of the FCA umbrella.

 Alfredo Altavilla, current Chief Operating Officer for Europe, Africa and Middle East and a head of business development for FCA, has been another contender to take over as FCA CEO. Having been with the company since 1990, he’s been able to witness the expansion over into multiple European markets and has the ear of Marchionne.

 The final name in contention to become the next CEO is current Chief Financial Officer of Systems and Castings, Richard Palmer. He’s been linked to Marchionne as someone trusted and knowledgeable to handle the role. Palmer has been with FCA since 2003, first joining the company after leaving as CFO of robotics manufacturer Comau. There’s only rumors as to who will succeed the current CEO, but the future for FCA is up for grabs for these candidates.

Marchionne’s run as CEO started when Chrysler was dealing with financial complications and Fiat wasn’t doing as well as it is today. With the auto industry changing, FCA will look to continue expanding their brands with a fresh approach to car building, adding to the already incredible legacy that their combined flagship brands hold. From Jeep to Chrysler to Ram, Dodge and Fiat, there’s been consistent growth since the great financial recession of the previous decade.

 New Changes Coming For FCA Brands

 Most recently, Marchionne announced a plan to create and grow the mid-size pickup for the Ram brand, while decreasing the size of the Fiat lineup. Ram wants to significantly upgrade the technology of their existing heavy-duty lineup. Fiat has new plans to have a fully electric lineup in their 500 family vehicles.

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