PSA’s product offensive has led to the recent introduction of 11 SUV models by the Group’s five brands – Peugeot, Citroën, DS Automobiles, Opel and Vauxhall – together representing 250,000 registrations in Europe in the first quarter of 2018. Over the same period, the Group’s share of the European SUV market has risen sharply, to 16.9% beginning of 2018. As of end-March, the Group was among segment leaders and the offensive is being pursued, with the upcoming roll-out of the Citroën C5 Aircross in September.
To support this growth in sales PSA has decided to increase its production capacity in Europe, using all its available resources and assets:
- Citroën C5 Aircross starts its production in Rennes, France, along with the Peugeot 5008
- As a result, as soon as the production in Rennes reaches its full capacity, the Peugeot 5008 will be added to the Peugeot 3008 and the Opel Grandland X line in Sochaux, France, from March 2019.
- Lastly, as soon as the production in Sochaux plant reaches its full capacity, the Opel Grandland X will be progressively assembled in Eisenach, Germany as from mid-2019.
Today, the Group operates 17 automobile production plants in nine countries in Europe:
- Peugeot 2008, production in Mulhouse (France)
- Peugeot 3008, production in Sochaux (France)
- Peugeot 5008, production in Rennes and Sochaux (France)
- C3 Aircross production in Zaragoza (Spain)
- C5 Aircross, production in Rennes (France)
- DS 7 Crossback, production in Mulhouse (France)
- Opel/Vauxhall Grandland X, production in Sochaux (France), then Eisenach (Germany)
- Opel/Vauxhall Crossland X, production in Zaragoza (Spain)
- Opel/Vauxhall Mokka X, production in Zaragoza (Spain)