At this week’s FCA investors conference, the floor was opened up to a Q&A session for journalists and equity research analysts. One scribe asked FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne about the prospect of a mid-size pickup, and Marchionne’s answer confirmed what many of us already knew.
According to Automotive News, Marchionne stated that
“We’ve gone through this issue now for five years, and we can’t flip the frame right.”
Autoblog has Marchionne sounding a bit more optimistic
“I think there is room for a Ram 1000…We’ve tried this … we’ve actually taken it to clinics…response has been lukewarm.”
Not long ago, sources told TTAC that a small truck, based on a front-drive car architecture, was being considered. But those plans now appear to be off the table.