Following the official announcement by PSA Peugeot Citroen to develop a new global platform with its Chinese JV partner Dongfeng, a new report has been published by Autocar has been published claiming that the French automotive group will use only two platforms in the future. According to this report, the group’ three brands – Peugeot, Citroen and DS, will be based on either the Common Modular Platform (CMP) or the Efficient Modular Platform 2 (EMP2).
PSA has already announced that the new-generation B- and C-segment vehicles from all three brands – Peugeot, Citroen and DS – will be based on the new CMP platform that will be developed with Dongfeng. As per the report, Carlos Tavares, Chairman of the Managing Board of the group, says that PSA would make ten vehicles on the CMP platform. He suggested that potential B-segment cars could be offered in any body style – hatchback, crossover, SUV and saloon, while the C-segment cars would be offered only in hatchback and saloon body styles.
The medium and large cars developed solely by the group will be underpinned by the EMP2 platform. However, the other joint developments like those developed with Toyota or GM for instance, will continue the same way.