Ford and PSA decide to end partnership on large diesel engines

Article by Anita Panait, on April 9, 2012

Ford Motor Co. and PSA/Peugeot Citroen are terminating their alliance on the joint development of large diesel engines. The companies said the termination was not because of PSA's new partnership with General Motors Co. A Ford spokesman told Automotive News Europe that the companies’ decision to part ways was already being discussed even before the PSA and GM announced their partnership. 

A PSA spokesman has clarified that the move was not due to the company’s alliance with GM. According to a joint statement released by both PSA and Ford, the two companies decided to independently develop and manufacture larger diesel engines, covering 2.0-liter and above,  to meet their future needs and comply with new regulations.

The companies said that large diesel engines developed and built separately will power light commercial vehicles produced after 2015. Ford, however, said that it will continue to cooperate with PSA with regards to the development of medium displacement 1.4-liter to 1.6-liter diesels, which accounted for about 75% of over 20 million engines, which the alliance has built in the last 12 years.

Ford currently uses large engines to power its Focus and Mondeo C-Max, S-Max and Galaxy and Kuga models. PSA uses the large engines to power the Peugeot 308, 407 and 508 models and Citroen C4, C5 and C8.

Topics: ford, psa, partnership

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

Volkswagen Group’s dieselgate saga continues, but it appears the German company would be able to get out of trouble, but it would not be unscathed. This development comes as Volkswagen...
by - January 22, 2017
When a car has been in the market for nearly six years, it loses some of its luster and its customers tend to go for the all-new model with a...
by - January 22, 2017
Remember Zenos Cars, a British carmaker that specializes in designing and building lightweight and high-performance sports cars? If you are wondering how the company is faring with their E10 lightweight...
by - January 21, 2017
Mercedes-Benz has revealed that in 2017, its series 124 coupé will be celebrating its 30th anniversary. While this itself is a significant event, it will also mean that this model...
by - January 21, 2017
BMW’s 550i xDrive has long been considered as one of the most successful business sedans in the world. For the brand, this may not be enough as it has officially...
by - January 20, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries