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PSA Peugeot opens EUR893m engine production line in France

ABR Staff Writer Published 30 October 2013

French automobiles manufacturer PSA Peugeot Citroën has opened its EUR893m engine production line at the Française de Mécanique plant in Douvrin, France, for the production of EB Turbo PureTech.

PSA engine plant

Of the total investment, €455m was invested in research and development; and €438m in capital expenditure.

The company will start producing its new EB Turbo PureTech engines in March 2014, with an expected annual production capacity of 320,000 engines.

Features of the new engine include 110-130HP; 18% lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions; and compliance with Euro 6.1 emissions standards.

The company will introduce this new engine initially with the Citroën C4 and the Peugeot 308 models in March 2014, followed by the Peugeot 208 and Citroën C3 and DS3 in July 2014.

All the vehicles that are assembled at PSA Peugeot Citroën's European car plants will be equipped with the EB Turbo PureTech engines manufactured in France.

PSA also plans to start the production of the new engine in Latin America and China in 2015, to supply to local markets there.

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Image: PSA will produce EB Turbo PureTech engines at the Française de Mécanique plant in France. Photo courtesy: PSA Peugeot Citroën.