PSA Peugeot-Citron, Ford Renewing Small Diesel Engine Tie-Up
A tie-up between PSA Peugeot-Citroën and Ford involving small diesel engines will be extended in time for the former’s new diesel family debut.
The extension comes ahead of PSA’s new DV-R diesels’ showroom debut, set for 2017 through 2018, Automotive News Europe reports. Variants of the DV-R family, which all will be compliant with Euro 6.2 emissions standards set to go into effect by 2017, will find their way into Ford models at the same time.
PSA is investing €60 million ($67.4 million USD) into producing 640,000 units of the engines per year in Douvrin, France starting in 2017, with 640,000 more to depart annually from Tremery, France from 2018 forward. Some of those engines will head across the Channel to a Ford facility in the United Kingdom for final assembly beginning in the same period.
The partnership between the two automakers has been ongoing since 1998, though Ford dropped PSA diesels above 2.0 liters in displacement in 2012 when PSA was briefly tied-up with General Motors.
The latest extension is expected to be signed this summer, ensuring the partnership lasts beyond the 2017 deadline for the current agreement.
[Image credit: PSA Peugeot-Citroën and Ford]
They need to make their way across the big channel to the states.
"There is no compelling reason to bring the engine over here." That's your opinion, but does not reflect the same feelings of many. And manufacturers are slowly listening with the addition one or two models every year in diesel form. The next "brodozer" will be in the form of the Mazda 6 with SKYACTIV-D and an Audi Q7 diesel hybrid, among others I'm sure.
Diesel engines are vile, smelly, noisy things. That being said, some like them! PSA are among the best as are Fiat. having experienced mostly as rentals in Europe (in cars I mean), there is the whole calculation thing. In Europe much less, but in the US, not considering personal taste, on a financial scale, it makes less sense. Even here, you have to drive upwards of 100km per day to make sense. And that because regulations means diesels are only available in SUV/4x4/CUV like vehicles.