Peugeot Citroën invests in France for new engine

PSA Peugeot Citroën plans to invest €175m (£154m) at its La Française de Mécanique plant in Douvrin, in the Pas-de-Calais department of northern France, to prepare for the production of a new three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine.

The investment, which will be made from now until 2013, comes after PSA Peugeot Citroën’s decision to extend its line-up of three-cylinder petrol engines currently under development by adding a turbocharged version to the naturally aspirated versions.

The La Française de Mécanique plant currently supplies Peugeot and Citroën models with petrol and diesel powerplants.