8 October 1999
Ford Motor Co. and France’s PSA Peugeot Citroen have signed an agreement to extend the existing cooperation of the two companies in diesel engine development. The collaboration will cover a range of applications in the area of diesel direct injection engines for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles.
Four specific projects covered by the agreement include:
- An extension to the family of small aluminum diesel engines currently being developed by PSA and Ford.
- Enhanced technology on a second generation of mid-sized direct injection (HDI) engines.
- Vee configuration diesel engines for large vehicles.
- New technology light commercial vehicle engines.
The projects will utilize Ford and PSA engineering facilities in Europe. PSA will manage the small aluminum and mid-sized HDI engine projects, while Ford will oversee development of large car engines and light commercial vehicle engines.
Engines developed under this agreement will enter into production in 2003. Delivery of the first diesel engine resulting from the earlier cooperative agreement between Ford and PSA is scheduled for 2001.
Source: Diesel Progress