PSMA Rus is getting ready to manufacture diesel engines for LCVs

PSMA Rus is getting ready to manufacture diesel engines for LCVs


 

Autostat.- Kaluga PSMA Rus plant plans to launch the production of 1.6 litre DV6-series diesel engines, developed by the French Peugeot and Citroen Group – PSA. The production is planned as of mid-2021.

The localised engines are expected to be used in the commercial models of Peugeot and Citroen produced in Kaluga, including the Peugeot Partner compact van, which is just getting ready to launch. Currently, the 95 hp, 1.6 litre engines for the Russian assembly vehicles are delivered from the French plant, established in the city of Tremery.

The DV6-series engines made their debut in 2003. These diesel engines have been used in the equipment of not only Peugeot and Citroen vehicles, but also Suzuki SX4, Mini and Ford Focus models over the years, as well as Mazda 3 and some models of Volvo.

The joint venture of PSA Peugeot Citroen (70%) and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (30%): PSMA Rus plant commenced operations in Kaluga region in April 2010 and shifted to full-cycle production in July 2012. The capacity of the enterprise is 125,000 vehicles per year. Peugeot 408, Citroen C4 Sedan and Mitsubishi Outlander and Pajero Sport crossovers currently roll off the conveyor of the factory, alongside Peugeot Expert and Citroen Jumpy commercial vans and Citroen SpaceTourer, Peugeot Traveller and Opel Zafira Life passenger minibuses.

As reported previously, PSA Group has signed a Special Investment Contract with the government of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Industry and Commerce. PSA Group plans to expand the model range of its automobiles manufactured in Kaluga plant and invest in a new platform within the framework of the SPIC. In addition, the localisation of engine production is on the cards, which includes casting, forging and machining of key elements. There are further plans to implement technological operations, in relation to the localisation of gearbox production. The engines and gearboxes localised in Russia will be used in models manufactured by PSA Group in Kaluga. PSMA Rus currently carries out all basic operations: welding, painting, assembly and Russian stamping is used in the production of the vehicles.