Car Design Review 9: Ralph Gilles & Jean-Pierre Ploué

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Read our interview with Ralph Gilles and Jean-Pierre Ploué of Stellantis, which was included in Car Design Review 9 

The supergroup Stellantis was created from the merger of the Italian-American Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and the French PSA Group in early 2021. This left 14 global car brands to manage covering mainstream, premium and 4x4 specialist areas, with many design directions to consider, maintain and improve.

Based in Michigan, former FCA design boss Ralph Gilles has taken responsibility for Stellantis’ US brands Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram plus Maserati and Mopar parts and service, while Jean Pierre Ploué oversees the bulk of the European ones – Alfa Romeo, Citroen, DS, Fiat, Lancia, Opel, Peugeot and Vauxhall – from bases in France and Italy. In the pages that follow we talk to both Gilles and Ploué about their often candid automotive hopes and dreams for their various storied brands.  

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