At Stellantis, light commercial vehicles play an ever-growing role, accounting for one-third of the European-American automotive group's net sales. The company sells a total of 1.6 million vans per year. This figure is expected to double by 2030, and at the same time the share of electrically powered vehicles is to rise to 40 percent. Revenue from service activities is to rise to five billion euros. To this end, commercial vehicle activities will be combined in the new "Pro One" unit in the future.
This internal department defines the strategic decisions for the Citroën, Opel/Vauxhall, Peugeot, Fiat Professional and the Group's U.S. subsidiary RAM brands, which are then implemented by the individual companies, with the individual brands continuing to bear responsibility for the products.
"With Pro One," says Stellantis commercial vehicle CEO Jean-Philippe Imperato, "we are strengthening our concept of six strong brands, one joint force. Faced with increasingly complex customer expectations, we offer a tailored solution for each specific need." That's why the 400 worldwide partners for retrofits and conversions are also part of the Pro One concept, in order to shorten production and delivery lead times. A total of 800,000 vehicle combinations are available to customers. In the future, companies will also be able to use the "e-Power Take Off" offer to electrify the conversions.
"Pro One," says Xavier Peugeot, responsible for light commercial vehicles at Stellantis, "is an internal project with which we want to strengthen activities in vans. The customer will continue to go to his brand dealer. There will be no pro-one department at the dealers. Nothing will change for the customer."
At the same time, Stellantis unveiled the revamped vans at the Balocco test track, which adopt the design of the passenger cars in the front end and got new cockpits. The consumption figures of the commercial vehicles have been optimized, and the ranges of the electrically powered variants have been increased. (aum)
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