Jeep continued to struggle in 2021 while Peugeot and Citroen sales grew but remained limited, underscoring the challenges in China facing Stellantis, the company formed a year ago with the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group.
Jeep, which markets and sells models in China with local partner GAC Motor Co., saw deliveries slump 50 percent to 20,123, according to GAC, resulting in the brand’s fourth straight annual decline.
GAC-FCA markets four locally built Jeep models – the Grand Commander, Renegade, Compass and Cherokee. It also sells imported Jeep models in China.
PSA produces and sells vehicles for Peugeot and Citroen with local partner Dongfeng Motor Group.
After sliding six straight years, aggregate deliveries at the two French brands at PSA-Dongfeng doubled from a year earlier in 2021. But volume, 100,567 cars and light trucks, remains limited, according to Dongfeng. The 2021 tally was made up of 51,056 Peugeot vehicles and 49,511 Citroen models.