In an earnings call held just hours after FCA and the PSA Group confirmed their intention to merge, the Italian-American automaker announced it was scaling back model plans for the Alfa Romeo brand.
According to the company's last five-year plan, announced in June 2018, the marque's range would be bolstered by the addition of two crossovers, with one positioned below the Stelvio and one above based on an enlarged version of the Stelvio's platform.
From a slide accompanying last week's presentation, we can see the new GTV, 8C, Giulietta facelift, large crossover, and the two long wheelbase variants have all be axed.
According to FCA CEO Mike Manley, the company's plans for Alfa Romeo have been "significantly scaled back". This will reduce the automaker's expenditure, as well as cutting back on Alfa's global reach and overlap with other FCA brands.
To make up for some of the culled vehicles will be a completely new model: a B-segment crossover slotting in beneath the Tonale, and due around 2022.
Given Carlos Tavares, head of PSA and proposed captain of the combined company, shelved the almost complete Opel Corsa developed under GM stewardship in favour of a new version based on the Peugeot 208's platform, it's likely PSA's more modern architectures will play a large part in the future of most of FCA's brands.