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First derivatives of the Mitsubishi Outlander announced

rcpaxrcpax Posts: 580
edited March 6 in Mitsubishi
For a long while, PSA Peugeot Citroen has been super secretive of these cars, but now they have announced it. The new models, Peugeot 4007 and Citroen C-Crosser, have been unveiled today. Both will be based on the platform of the new Mitsubishi Outlander, but will be fitted with diesel engines from PSA. These cars have been designed and constructed according to PSA's standards. The facia features the individual character of both the Peugeot and Citroen marques.

Citroen C-Crosser

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Peugeot 4007

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In their press statement, PSA Peugeot Citroen shed some light on Mitsubishi's involvement with the manufacture of these cars:

"A successful agreement for both groups
The two groups decided in 2005 to join forces and work on an SUV-type 4WD vehicle platform already under development at MMC. The agreement concerned adapting this platform for the Peugeot and Citroën makes. Concluded on a “win-win” basis, it is clearly advantageous for both partners. PSA Peugeot Citroën gains access to 4WD technology enabling it to market a new product range in the European SUV market, while Mitsubishi Motors recuperates on its investment through higher sales.

The best of both worlds: the sense of safety and the possibility of travelling off the beaten path that come with a 4WD combined with the driving pleasure of a saloon
Mitsubishi Motors provides a new platform based on its renowned technical expertise in 4WD vehicles. To obtain product definition compliant with Group standards, PSA Peugeot Citroën took part in developing and adapting its SUVs, notably regarding running gear. Brakes, steering, suspension, rear axles and tyres have all been reworked and adjusted to ensure the highest levels of comfort and road behaviour, compliant with the demanding requirements of the PSA Peugeot Citroën Group in this area."

-rcpax

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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 40,862
    The Straightline bloggers didn't think much of the Peugeot's grill. :blush:

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  • rcpaxrcpax Posts: 580
    Yeah, the French sure have a different taste when it comes to car design (and their architecture - e.g. Eiffel tower). I bet Mitsubishi cannot complain. This partnership with PSA is vital to their survival. It's more like the saying "beggars cannot be choosers".
  • viamedeviamede Posts: 26
    The Citroen front is nice IMHO. The name is another matter...they really should have gone with Double-Crosser.
  • This is a follow up to the info that "rcpax" provided us with months ago. I found the article at the thecarconnection.com

    Even at the European launch of the new Mitsubishi Outlander six weeks ago, people were talking it as a done deal. It was even mentioned in the press pack. But finally the news has been confirmed - the Peugeot 2.2-liter diesel engine will be offered in the Japanese SUV.



    A statement released by PSA - parent company of French brands Peugeot and Citroë n - says a collaborative agreement has been signed. Supply of the 154-hp unit, complete with particulate filter, will start sometime in the summer. It's unclear whether Mitsubishi will continue to offer the 138-hp 2.0-liter powerplant which is the launch diesel model.



    The new deal lends some symmetry to the joint venture. Peugeot and Citroë n will sell their own rebadged versions of the Outlander, christened the 4007 and C-Crosser respectively, from later this year. Both cars will also get the 2.2-liter engine.



    And perhaps there will be more announcements in the future - the last line of the statement says the pair will pursue their cooperation strategy in 'win-win' areas. Mitsubishi is expected to offer a diesel engine in the new U.S. Lancer by 2010, but it is not known if this engine will be the one it referred to at the Detroit auto show.

    http://www.thecarconnection.com/Auto_News/Daily_Auto_News/Mitsu_Diesels_Coming_f- rom_Peugeot.S173.A11757.html
  • Wow, the Citroen variant is sharp! Love the wheels! Excuse me while I get back to drooling. :P
  • feilofeilo Posts: 128
    You have to hand it to the French when it comes to car design - they have that "je ne sais quoi" ... Why they can even make an Outlander chic! ;)
    Too bad we will never see these and the PSA diesel engines Stateside ... :cry:
  • Crysler to have its own version of the Outlander for US market made in Mexico by Crysler.
  • gene_vgene_v Posts: 235
    Source please!
  • Check out JALONIK or WorldCarFans, you will see 5 photos of an Outlander 'wrapped-up', code name JC49, or JX49. The windows are exactly the same (to be made in Mexico).
  • rcpaxrcpax Posts: 580
    I don't see anything that said it's an Outlander, nor can I see, without doubt, that it's an Outlander based vehicle. AFAIK, all Outlanders, including variants from Peugeot and Citroen, will all be made in Japan, supplied to each marque as an OEM product, interior and exterior details and fitted with an engine to the exact specs of each marque. So until then that we can see it's indeed a variant of the Outlander, I'll take this "info" with a grain of salt. Maybe same platform, but being a direct variant of the Outlander, manufactured by Mitsubishi itself, I doubt it.
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