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Movers & Shakers: Stellantis Reveals STLA Medium Platform

By SEMA Editors

Stellantis has unveiled STLA Medium, a global battery electric vehicle-by-STLAdesign platform with state-of-the-art features, including a best-in-class range of 435 miles, energy efficiency, embedded power and charging power.

The STLA Medium platform offers long range combined with designed-in flexibility to host a variety of vehicles and propulsion configurations in the C- and D-segments, which accounted for 35 million sales in 2022, nearly half the 78.5 million vehicles sold globally that year. 

Today, Stellantis brands offer 26 vehicle nameplates in those segments on a variety of platforms. Up to two million vehicles per year can be built on the STLA Medium platform in several plants across the world, starting in Europe this year.

STLA Medium is the first of four global battery electric vehicle (BEV) platforms that underpin the company's future products. Read the complete details in the Stellantis announcement.

Craig Scanlon Appointed as New CEO of K&N Engineering

K&N Engineering has announced the appointment of Craig Scanlon as the company's new CEO, effective immediately. He replaces outgoing CEO Randy Bays.

"Over the past 15 months, Bays has played a vital role in driving the business's growth efforts and positioning it for future success. The K&N team expresses its deepest appreciation and will continue to benefit from Bays' insight as he transitions to a board role," said a company rep in a release.

As the new CEO of K&N Engineering, Scanlon will help implement transformational growth strategies, foster high-performance teams with a strong culture of accountability, and showcase exceptional business acumen encompassing sales leadership, brands, operations, R&D and financial management.

Scanlon spent 18 years at Polaris, where he played a pivotal role in building multi-billion-dollar businesses, including the Polaris RZR and Polaris Ranger brands. His general management roles in both the off-road and on-road divisions, as well as his tenure as the chief marketing officer, are said to have contributed significantly to the growth of Polaris.

In addition, Scanlon spent four years as CEO of Transamerican Auto Parts (4 Wheel Parts), where he spearheaded the successful turnaround and eventual sale of the company, a release stated.