Ford and PSA to Build Euro 6 Diesel Engines
After 10 years diesel engine co-operation between Ford Motor Company and PSA Peugeot Citroen, the diesel joint venture is developing new Euro 6-compliant diesel engines.
The companies have built almost 16.5 million diesel engines over the past decade and have a current annual build volume up to a potential three million diesel engines.
This Sixth Phase of the Gemini co-operation – the development and production of next-generation Euro 6-compliant engines – demonstrates the commitment of Ford and PSA to remain at the forefront of diesel engine technology, and will improve further the level of efficiency of diesel engines that remain a key enabler to reaching CO2 reduction targets.
This new agreement covers a range of Euro 6-compliant diesel engines for car and commercial vehicle use. This new range of diesel engines will deliver improved fuel economy, reduced CO2 emissions, and enhanced performance attributes.
The first engines will go into production in 2013. It is expected that the overall investment for the R&D project associated with the Sixth Phase of the Gemini co-operation could be in the region of €300 (US$409) million and will be shared between Ford and PSA.
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