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Ford, Peugeot Citroen end diesel engine JV

ABR Staff Writer Published 06 April 2012

US carmaker Ford Motor and French carmaker Peugeot are ending their 12 year old joint-venture programme that develops and manufactures larger diesel engines.

The decision follows General Motors' acquisition of a stake in the French automaker to strengthen their planned alliance for the European market.

Since 2000, both the companies have developed 20 million 1.4 litre and 1.6 litre diesel engines.

The companies jointly said that the decision will not affect current production of jointly developed engines and will separately manufacture larger engines to meet the European air-quality regulations in 2014.

Despite the ending of the JV, both the companies will continue to develop engines smaller than 2.0 litres.