France will become the centre of electric vehicle developments and future models for the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance.
The company will invest over a billion euros in Douai platforms manufacturing; Flins ZOE production; Cleon electric motor assembly and Maubeuge CV production.
Opel/Vauxhall will take on the global responsibility for the development of the next-generation of high-efficiency petrol engines for all Groupe PSA brands (Vauxhall, Opel, Peugeot, Citroën, and DS Automobiles) at its engineering centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany.
The next generation of four-cylinder engines will be optimised for operation in combination with electric motors and will be used in the drive train of hybrid systems. Market-introduction will begin in 2022.
German and French models top thebest sellers list in Europe so far this year.
Fiat doesn’t even get into the top ten, which is led by Golf, Polo and Clio, while the Fiesta has improved four places, the Qashqai is the best selling crossover.