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Cars: The global manufacturers’ ranking is upset with Covid

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Stellantis, which was the fourth largest manufacturer in the world when the merger between PSA and Fiat Chrysler was announced at the end of 2019, ranked only sixth among the top 10 manufacturers in the sector in 2020. The Covid-19 crisis has particularly affected the market. European cars, with PSA certified at 85%.

It was a hair’s breadth away, but Stellantis will not be the 4th largest automaker in the world. The new giant, born in mid-January from the merger between PSA and Fiat Chrysler (FCA), will probably only point to 6th place in the 2020 sales ranking, doubled in extremis by General Motor and Hyundai / Kia.

FCA’s sales figures have yet to be released. They will be on March 3, when the publication of the annual results of PSA and FCA – from which will be reconstituted the Pro-forma data of the new Stellantis group for 2020. But according to IHS Markit estimates, that “The Echoes ”were able to obtain, FCA sold last year 3.72 million vehicles, to which are added the 2.51 million sold by PSA. That is to say 6.23 million vehicles in total.

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