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Here are the Peugeots, Opels, etc and their matching Mopars and miscellany

by David Zatz on

FCA’s small, compact, and midsize car platforms are being dumped in favor of Peugeot’s in the upcoming years; but what exactly does this mean?

First, to be clear, it largely excludes the big Dodges, Chryslers, and Jeeps, meaning the Charger, Challenger, “possible future 300,” as well as the Grand Cherokee and Pacifica. From here on, we lean on Allpar’s David S.


Second, Peugeot has two platforms, CMP and EMP2. Launched in 2018, CMP has two track widths and three rear modules; so far they have made it in three wheelbases, all around 2.6 meters (100 inches). The rear modules include a twist-beam but may not have an independent rear suspension.

CMP’s existing wheelbase is similar to that of the Reliant and Aries K-cars of the 1980s as well as many of the K-offshoots. Cars on this platform are wider than the old K, at 1.75-1.77 meters wide (the K was 1.73 meters wide).

EMP2, which goes back to 2013, is further developed, with wheelbases from 2.6 meters (103 inches) to 3.3 meters (129 inches); cars on this platform are around 1.82-1.92 meters (71.5 to 75.6 inches) wide. There are twist beam and independent rear suspensions; all wheel drive only comes via electric hybrids. The 2013 Dart and 2015 200 fell into that width range, at 1.83 and 1.87 meters wide.

peugeot emp2 hyrid

So far, EMP2 has four different tracks, five wheelbases, two cockpit architectures, two rear suspension setups, and up to six different rear assemblies which can share an assembly line.

David S. also provided a list of the actual cars:

  • Subcompact SUV: DS3 Crossback / Jeep Renegade
  • Compact SUV: Peugeot 3008 and Opel GrandlandX / Jeep Compass
    C5 Aircross and DS7 Crossback / Jeep Cherokee
  • Midsize SUV: Peugeot 5008 / Jeep Grand Commander
  • Small hatchbacks: Peugeot 208, Opel Corsa F / Dodge Colt
  • Compact hatch/wagon: Peugeot 308 / Dodge Caliber
  • Compact sedan: Peugeot 408 / Dodge Dart
  • Midsize hatch/sedan: Peugeot 508/L / Chrysler 200
  • Mini-minivan: C4 Spacetourer / Summit Wagon
  • Small minivan: Including Traveller, Zafira / Caravan
  • Small van: Combo (etc) / ProMaster City

These are rough pairings in some cases, but provide an idea of where  the various cars fall out.

The platform sharing is a long-term plan, and in the short run there may be another decade left in the “Small Wide” platform that underpins the Compass and Renegade.

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