The president of Stellantis in South America, Antonio Velosa, and the governor of Rio de Janeiro state, Claudio Castro, confirmed the continuation of investments in the industrial center of Porto Real, in Rio de Janeiro.
The investment will be about 2.5 billion until 2025. The president of Stellantis confirmed that the new Citroen C3 Aircross will be produced in the Porto Real unit soon, highlighting the company’s focus on maintaining its production and developing the automotive sector in Rio de Janeiro. January.
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Antonio Velosa noted that investment in the Rio plant could increase local production. “The Stellantis Automotive Hub in Puerto Real is strategic for the future of our company and for the development of sustainable mobility,” said the CEO.
Of the R$2.5 billion allocated to the project, an investment of R$330 million was allocated to develop a different version of the CMP (Common Modular Platform) platform. This platform is versatile and can be used to manufacture a variety of models from different brands. Furthermore, the CMP platform is compatible with different types of engines, including thermal, hybrid and electric.
It may include the new Bio-Hybrid technology that combines Elastic thermal energy and electricity. The first mild hybrid car is scheduled to be launched in the middle of next year.
The CMP platform is the basis of the project, which includes a new family of vehicles consisting of three models. The first model was the new Citroën C3, which won the Cars up to R$ 75,000 category in the Best Buy 2023 category.
The second model is the C3 Aircross, which has already been announced, and the third car has not yet been announced, but is also scheduled to be manufactured in Puerto Real (RJ), which will contribute to increased production at the plant.
Velosa highlighted the strategic importance of the Porto Real plant: “With the recent innovations and investments, the Stellantis Automotive Hub in Porto Real is ready to receive models of the different brands that make up Stellantis. It is a strategic plan to develop the group in South America.”
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