TURIN -- Lancia is preparing to expand sales outside Italy by appointing country managers, CEO Luca Napolitano said this week.
The Stellantis brand will return to Europe-wide sales in 2024, starting with Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Other European countries could follow shortly after. Sales in overseas markets such as Japan, South Africa or Australia may start after 2030, Napolitano told Automotive News Europe at an event in Turin on Wednesday.
Napolitano did not give more details about the executive appointments.
Under Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Lancia retreated to the Italian domestic market in 2017, and since then has sold only the fourth-generation Ypsilon small car. The next generation Ypsilon, due in 2024, will begin Lancia’s export push.