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PSA Peugeot Citroën launches new diesel engines project in France

ABR Staff Writer Published 05 September 2013

French automobiles and motorcycles manufacturer PSA Peugeot Citroën has launched a new family of diesel engines project at the Française De Mécanique plant in Douvrin, in northern France.

PSA Peugeot Citroën noted that the new project reaffirms its commitment to maintaining deep manufacturing roots in France and increasing capital projects in its home market.

The new family of diesel engines, known as DV-R, will strengthen the group's environmental leadership and will be in line with the Euro 6.2 emissions standard beginning in 2017.

The engines will be introduced in 2017-2018, replacing the 1.4 and 1.6-liter models that currently feature in all PSA Peugeot-Citroën platforms.

The first DV-R production module installed at the Française de Mécanique facility will have a capacity of 640,000 engines annually. The Group plans to invest EUR60m for this phase of the project.

According to the company, Française de Mécanique plant was selected for the production of new line-up due to its highly skilled workforce and efforts to increase competitiveness.

Followed by this, a second production module with an annual capacity of 640,000 engines will be installed at the Trémery facility in eastern France in 2018.

Française de Mécanique is an equally owned subsidiary of PSA Peugeot Citroën and Renault. Française facility has produces four families of engines including, three for PSA Peugeot Citroën and one for Renault.