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Another Mitsubishi SUV for Peugeot/Citroen

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29th April, 2010

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and PSA Peugeot CitroŽn have announced that the parties have come to an agreement to start a new collaborative project regarding a compact SUV.

This agreement provides for the development and adaptation for both the Peugeot and CitroŽn marques of a compact SUV, based on an existing Mitsubishi platform.

To be launched in early 2012 throughout Europe, these new compact SUVs will have specific designs for Peugeot and CitroŽn while sharing many components with the Mitsubishi vehicle, named RVR in Japan and ASX in Europe. The ASX will also be coming to Australia. Stay tuned to Next Car for details.

These vehicles will be available in both four- and two-wheel drive. The projected volume for Peugeot and CitroŽn will reach 50,000 units per year for both brands.

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Under the agreement, PSA Peugeot CitroŽn will use its 1.6 HDi diesel engine for its own models. CO2 emissions with this engine will be particularly low for this type of vehicle, targeting, for the two-wheel drive version, just 123g CO2/km or less than 4.7 litres per 100 km.

For PSA Peugeot CitroŽn, the new vehicles will expand the ranges of both Peugeot and CitroŽn and attract new customers in a market segment that is expected to grow worldwide by almost 60% by 2015.

For Mitsubishi Motors, the additional volume will enable it to bolster production of this platform, allowing it to enjoy benefits of economies of scale.

This is the 4th cooperative project between the two partners, after the Mitsubishi Outlander, Peugeot 4007 and CitroŽn C-Crosser agreement in 2005, the construction of a joint plant in Russia that has just been inaugurated, and the European launch in late 2010 of the Peugeot iOn and CitroŽn C-zero electric vehicles, based on MMC's Japanese i-MiEV model.


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