a couple of days Ago I we told you that the French group PSA (Peugeot, Citroën and DS) was finalizing the details for return to making cars in Uruguay. In the Latin american country are going to assemble the Peugeot Expert and Citroën Jumpy, but it seems that there will come more work load to factories that have spread through the south of the continent.
The French conglomerate also has an assembly plant in El Palomar (Argentina) and during the last few months has been in the works to upgrade their lines of work. Once finished the works, Carlos Tavares, CEO of the group, and Carlos Gomes, the group’s president for the Mercosur, made act of presence before the media to talk about the new stage production which will take place in this country.
The details you have provided about models that there are to be manufactured there have not been many. Yes they have made it clear that they come out of their production lines will be assembled on the new Platform (CMP has been developed with its chinese partner Dongfeng). in Addition, also have indicated the date when it will come out the first model that was manufactured with this base and that will happen when you reach the year 2019.
In a first moment, models that are more likely to have to get out of this plant are the Peugeot 208 and Citroën C3. These models will be destined to local markets and to be manufactured in Mercosur, its price will be more affordable if you are from Europe. However, in The Loft there will also be room for other models which could be the new Pick Up of the group.
According to Carlos Tavares “the project for the pick up of a ton continues its march and is in the development stage, along with some allies. The product is being developed by the PSA Group and will be available to both the Peugeot and Citroën brands. Will be a decision of each brand if the offers or not in its product portfolio. The pick up probably made in several places of the world, although not yet defined which will be those plants. That will be defined in function of the costs and sales targets for each market. But it is certainly a product that points to Latin america, Africa and Asia”.
Will have to be aware of what are the models to be manufactured in the country since the previous C4 four-door was assembled there. Therefore, the PSA Group could be planning to improve the profitability of their operations by manufacturing in countries with more economic and export to the rest of the markets.
Source – PSA Group