PSA Peugeot Citroën plans to develop a new family of 1-litre 3-cylinder gasoline engines with power ranging from 70 to 100 hp (52 to 75 kW). The company plans to use the new engines to bring to market vehicles with CO2 emissions below 100 g/km without additional technology.
Two manufacturing sites will be established, one in France, the other in Eastern Europe.
The first facility, with an annual capacity of 600,000 engines, will be located in France on the PSA Peugeot Citroën site at Trémery and will be operational as of 2011. In 2007, the Trémery plant, located 15 km from Metz, manufactured 1.74 million engines. Since being set up in 1979, the plant has produced more than 30 million engines.
A second facility will be established in Eastern Europe by 2012. In order to find the best location for this additional engine-making plant, PSA Peugeot Citroën has begun looking at several countries in this region. The choice will be made in mid-2008.