Sunday, April 09, 2006

China's Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Jan-Mar car sales up 33 pct at 43,728 units

BEIJING (AFX) - Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobiles Co Ltd (DPCA) said its car sales in the first three months rose 33 pct year-on-year to 43,728 units. Car output surged 62 pct year-on-year to 42,208 units during the same period, the company said in a statement. In March alone, the venture's sales stood at 16,500 units and output was 18,200 units, both at record highs. It did not provide a percentage change. DPCA is PSA Peugeot-Citroen's only joint venture in China, with partner Dongfeng Automobile Corp, the country's third-largest automaker. PSA Peugeot Citroen said earlier this week that it plans to jointly build a second assembly plant in China with Dongfeng Motor Group, with the location yet to be decided. DPCA has set a sales target of 200,000 units this year, compared with sales of 141,000 units in 2005. (1 usd = 8.02 yuan) [email protected]


Peugeot's new shade of green

08 April 2006
French car maker Peugeot has finished planting over two million trees in a bid to help offset the carbon dioxide emissions of its cars.
The company started planting the trees in Brazil in 1999 and claims the project has so far helped to offset 55,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide.
Over the course of the 40-year project, Peugeot reckon the forest will have offset 1.2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (if it's not illegally milled that is!).
Honda and Toyota also have similar schemes in place.
Peugeot also says it is working to reduce emissions at source, with more efficient injection systems for its diesel engines and an entirely new range of petrol engines for the 207 later this year


Galli takes first steps with Pirelli Peugeot

Former Mitsubishi driver, Gigi Galli made his debut in the Pirelli liveried Peugeot 307 WRC on the Rallye de France-Tour de Corse on Friday and a 'prudent approach' saw the Italian end the opening day 13th overall.Galli managed to set a string of solid times, gradually improving his pace as the day went on, culminating with the eighth quickest time through SS4. Indeed he managed to set two top ten times and was 14th through SS1 and 12th through SS2."I was careful this morning and a little more aggressive this afternoon, but without taking any risks," he explained back in Service B. "I don't want to make any mistakes.