Jeep sells almost as many vehicles every day in the U.S. as the Fiat brand is on track to sell in all of 2021.
But Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares insists he isn't ready to throw in the towel on Fiat in North America, nor will he impulsively kill any of the other 13 brands in the company's bulging portfolio.
"Most of these brands are more than one century old," he told reporters during a visit to Detroit last week. "I'm not here to destroy. I'm here to build."
Of those sold stateside, Fiat is most troubled, having fallen from more than 46,000 sales in 2014 to just 2,107 through nine months of this year.