Stellantis executives have outlined how they plan to shake up the market for large electric models as they provided more detail of a radical EV strategy across its 14 brands.
The so-called STLA Large platform will used for vehicles ranging in length from 15-17 feet, and widths from 6-7.5 feet, the company, which was formed from the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group in January, said in a presentation on July 8.
The flexibility of the platform, with its low-mounted battery and electric drive modules positioned at the ends of the car, will allow great design flexibility, Stellantis Chief Design Officer Ralph Gilles said during the presentation.
The platform will produce eight vehicles coming within the next three to five years including a "long-range luxury sedan, an all-conquering muscle car, a heart-of-the-market SUV, a very capable Jeep off-roading white-space vehicle as well as a midsize truck," Gilles said.
The cars are likely to be aimed at the U.S. market, but European marques could also benefit.
Range for the vehicles will be up to 800km (500 miles), Stellantis Chief Engineering Officer Harald Wester said during the presentation.