• Jun 26, 2011
Aside from pure electric vehicles like the C-Zero and iOn, PSA Peugeot Citroën has announced that it's aiming to pack its lineup full of "eco-friendly" vehicles. The goal, according to PSA Peugeot-Citroen chief executive officer Phillippe Varin, is to launch an "eco-friendly solution" in all vehicle segments.

This decision, according to Ward's Auto (sub. req.) is one of necessity, meaning that in order to comply with European Union targets for fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions, PSA Peugeot-Citroen will have to make available a range of fuel-efficient vehicles.

To that end, PSA Peugeot-Citroen is expected to gear up for production of both a naturally aspirated and a turbocharged, 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine. Both mills will be Euro 6 compliant. Come early 2013, these downsized gassers will join PSA Peugeot-Citroen's extensive stable of fuel-sipping diesel engines.

[Source: Ward's Auto – sub. req.]


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      Peter
      • 9 Hours Ago
      I get it. While we longingly look at European cars and wonder why we can't buy similar sipping mild hybrid (start stop) torquey diesels as a way to reach our mpg goals, the EU is wondering where are the low CO2 emitters... which all of a sudden make them look, well perhaps not back at us, but at those gas hybrids that sell here and the technologies that can make a compact car emit like a Kei car.... (and their small diesels are not really there measuring tank to exhaust by virtue of a 18% penalty due to higher carbon content in the fuel)
      Nick
      • 9 Hours Ago
      I just hope that cars will one day shrink back to normal sizes. No one needs a car this big. Our family of 4 travelled in perfect comfort in a car the size of a 99 Corolla. THAT alone would be a gain in efficiency: Better parking, better maneuverability, higher mpg, lower weight.
        Guillaume Séguin
        • 9 Hours Ago
        @Nick
        Sometimes I dream of today's engines in these superlight 80's cars like a Citroen AX. I was so light and just as economical as a car of today without the new technologies, and thanks to the very low weight. It would do miracles... But let's face it no ones wants to go backwards in safety and comfort levels. I mean the ones who don't mind are driving Dacia's and they may be right...
      Eideard
      • 9 Hours Ago
      I wondered where the GM designers who specialized in homely and ugly had gone. Now I know.