Opel/Vauxhall to develop next-gen four-cylinder petrols for PSA
PSA is to draw upon Opel/Vauxhall’s expertise in engine development for its next-generation of petrol engines.
The engines will be used in all group brands in China, Europe and North America and will be developed by Opel/Vauxhall at its engineering centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany.
The new family of engines is scheduled to start arriving in 2022 and will be used in hybrid models too.
Opel/Vauxhall’s managing director engineering, Christian Müller, said: “Rüsselsheim already had global responsibility for engine development when we were still part of GM. With the development of the new generation of four-cylinder petrol engines, we can exploit one of our key competencies. The economic direct-injection, in combination with hybrid technology, will consolidate the strong position of Groupe PSA in lowering CO2 emissions.”