Ford and PSA Peugeot Citroën extend engine co-operation

Car manufacturers Ford Motor Company and PSA Peugeot Citroën are announcing a new commitment in their diesel engine co-operation between programme.

This sixth phase of the Gemini co-operation – the development and production of next-generation Euro 6-compliant engines – will improve further the level of efficiency of diesel engines that remain a key enabler to reaching CO2 reduction targets.

This agreement covers a range of Euro 6-compliant diesel engines for car and commercial vehicle use.

The first engines will go into production in 2013.  

It is expected that the overall investment for the research and development project associated with the sixth phase of the Gemini co-operation could be in the region of €300m (£260m), and will be shared between Ford and PSA.