Mitsubishi Motors Corporation and PSA Peugeot Citroën have announced that they have signed an agreement that will see PSA Peugeot Citroën supplying Mitsubishi with diesel engines. The agreement is an extension of an existing arrangement struck between the companies last year to develop a new SUV platform. We covered Mitsubishi's interest in entering the clean diesel market in our powertrain technology wrap-up.

The state-of-the-art 2.2L common-rail, direct-injection diesel engines will be delivered to Mitsubishi from mid-2007 on. Offering great environmental performance including a particulate filtration system, Mitsubishi is planning to add the engine as an option towards the end of the year in its new Outlander SUV which goes on sale in Europe this month. The new Peugeot 4007 and Citroën C-Crosser models will also utilise the engine when they are launched mid-year.

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PSA Peugeot Citroën and MMC Enter Diesel Engine Supply Agreement

Tokyo and Paris, January 17, 2007 - Mitsubishi Motors Corporation and PSA Peugeot Citroën announced today that they have signed an agreement under which Mitsubishi Motors will be supplied with diesel engines by PSA Peugeot Citroën in a new collaborative agreement.

Under this agreement PSA Peugeot Citroën will start supplying Mitsubishi Motors with its state-of-the-art 2.2l common-rail, direct-injection diesel engine from mid 2007. This engine will also be fitted with a PSA Peugeot Citroën patented particulate filter to deliver outstanding environmental performance.

Mitsubishi Motors is to introduce its new SUV model, the Outlander in Europe this month, and towards the end of 2007, will add a new diesel version powered by the 2.2l PSA Peugeot Citroën diesel engine.

The Peugeot 4007 and Citroën C-Crosser will benefit from this 2.2l engine upon their commercial launch, i.e. mid- 2007.

In July 2005, the two companies decided to join forces and work on an SUV-type 4WD vehicle for PSA Peugeot Citroën based on a new platform already under development at MMC. This new agreement, which was not in the original scheme of the partnership, means that the two companies extend their operational ties into the field of component supply. This highlights the good relationship of the two groups.

Mitsubishi Motors and PSA Peugeot Citroën will pursue their cooperation strategy in "win-win" areas.

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