Sergio Marchionne's dream has finally come true. FCA has finally made its merger with another company and its future looks to be in solid hands. Merging with Groupe PSA could mean a better future for all of FCA's divisions, but will it. This is something that only time will tell.
FCA has had the bright idea that it needed to merge with a larger company in order to sustain viability. That could be true if all of its divisions can be sustained, but with Groupe PSA holding more cards at the table than FCA, its divisions may be in more jeopardy than thought.
Poor decisions and a lack of platform building is what led FCA to this. Under utilizing their product range to help prop up other divisions eventually would have led to their overall downfall. Now, with an injection of technology and financial stability from Groupe PSA, could mean FCA gets to live a little bit longer. But how much longer.
We all know that FCA was trying to do the impossible with their divisions and once Ferrari divested themselves away from that mess, we really knew how bad it really was. Hopefully Groupe PSA will spearhead a plan to move more products to more divisions through platform building and product sharing. If not, we will likely see the end of some divisions within the next decade.
Sorry Chrysler, Lancia FIAT, Opel, Vauxhall, Alfa Romeo and Dodge, but you are all on thin ice and unless Groupe PSA can save you, you may not make it to the 2030's.