PSA Peugeot-Citroen and Mitsubishi to build new Russian facility

The Mitsubishi Outlander, Citroen C-Crosser and Peugeot 4007 triplets are to get a facility dedicated to the Russian market and ready to begin full production in 2011. Mitsubishi and PSA will create a factory situated in Kaluga, south-west of Moscow. It will eventually produce up to 160,000 vehicles per year, including the SUVs and a new medium-sized vehicle for Peugeot and Citroen alone. The Outlander/4007/C-Crosser that will begin production at the Russian factory will be freshly updated models; all three cars are due to receive heavy revisions for a mid-life facelift.Sources maintain that the project is a result of the massive growth in the Russian market, and that the new plant will not affect production of the European-market PSA-Mitsubishi SUVs.

Our Verdict

Citroën C-Crosser SUV
All-wheel drive can be engaged when on the move by simply rotating a button by the gearlever

Citroën’s first foray into the SUV world makes a competent all-rounder

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Porsche Panamera 4S Diesel
    First Drive
    23 August 2016
    Its predecessor may have been a bit limp, but the Porsche Panamera 4S Diesel is crushingly rapid and suitably luxurious
  • Car review
    23 August 2016
    Can the best sports coupé of the decade absorb a contentious new engine?
  • Porsche Panamera Turbo
    First Drive
    22 August 2016
    Porsche has striven to make its Panamera even more luxurious this time around, but the four-seater retains the grip and pace to go with its increased refinement
  • Tesla Model S 60D
    First Drive
    22 August 2016
    Updated Tesla Model S gets tweaked styling and a new entry-level 60kWh powertrain. Could this new version be the pick of the range?
  • Car review
    22 August 2016
    New platform, fresh looks and a better cabin raise its game. Is it now a front runner?