PSA Groupe SUV market share in Europe now 16.9%, ups production capacity

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SUVs are all the craze these days. Head to any auto exhibition and you’ll find more SUVs than anything else on display. Such is the case with PSA Groupe as the Group’s SUV market share in Europe has risen to 16.9 percent in the first quarter of 2018.

Across the Group’s five brands – Peugeot, Citroën, DS Automobiles, Opel and Vauxhall – a total of 250,000 new SUV registrations in Europe was recorded in the first three months of 2018. As of end-March, PSA Groupe was among the segment leaders in the SUV game.

To support the rapid growth in demand for SUVs in Europe, the Group has made a move to increase its production capacity for SUVs in Europe. Appropriate investments will be made to support this expansion to maintain the high-quality standards of PSA Groupe vehicles.

PSA Groupe is also steadily expanding their global footprint as part of their Push to Pass business plan. The recent acquisition of Naza Automotive Manufacturing (NAM) plant in Gurun, Kedah, as the first ASEAN manufacturing hub for Groupe PSA shows the Group’s commitment to tap into the 680 million potential customers in ASEAN.

Thanks to the use of modular platforms in their vehicles, PSA Groupe is able to adopt a worldwide and multi-site strategy of SUV production. Here are where PSA Groupe builds their cars:

  • Peugeot 2008 – Mulhouse (France), Porto Real (Brazil), Wuhan (China)
  • Peugeot 3008 – Sochaux (France), Chulai (Vietnam), Gurun (Malaysia), Walvis Bay (Namibia)
  • Peugeot 4008 – Chengdu (China)
  • Peugeot 5008 – Rennes and Sochaux (France), Chulai (Vietnam), Chengdu (China)
  • C3 Aircross – Zaragoza (Spain)
  • C4 Aircross – Wuhan (China)
  • C5 Aircross – Rennes (France), Chengdu (China)
  • DS 7 Crossback – Mulhouse (France) and Shenzhen (China)
  • Opel/Vauxhall Grandland X – Sochaux (France), Eisenach (Germany), Walvis Bay (Namibia)
  • Opel/Vauxhall Crossland X – Zaragoza (Spain)
  • Opel/Vauxhall Mokka X – Zaragoza (Spain), Bupyeong (Korea)

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

He believes that the perfect remedy to Monday blues is a mixture of 4 wheels, clear roads and a pinch of twisty tarmac. A hot hatch is the icing on the cake.
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