2023 Author: Charles Youmans | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-20 18:41
Citroen, like its alliance partner Peugeot, today produces crossovers that are equipped with very economical engines. This applies to both diesel and gasoline power units. Engines similar in terms of fuel efficiency are installed on the DS model, which is a premium sub-brand of Citroen. But the situation may change soon.
In recent years, the European Union has regularly introduced new laws that toughen the requirements for car internal combustion engines. Because of this, for example, Suzuki and Mazda have already suffered. The first had to remove one of its frame SUVs from the European market, and the second had to postpone some of the projects in order to accelerate the development of engines that meet new environmental standards.
However, the countries of the Old World are not going to stop there. So, the British government announced that from 2030 the sale of new cars with classic internal combustion engines in the country will be banned. DS Automobiles has already responded to this decision and announced that it will no longer produce models with internal combustion engines by that date. That is, all of its crossovers will be equipped exclusively with electric motors. Moreover, the French company plans to abandon the internal combustion engine by 2025. From now on, all DS models will be equipped with hybrid units and electric motors.
It is not yet known whether the French company is going to completely curtail the production of cars with internal combustion engines, or this decision concerns exclusively the European market. Most likely, DS will choose the second option, since the models of this brand are assembled at a home car factory. This decision, in turn, means that cars of the French company with 1, 8 and 2-liter turbodiesel engines will disappear from the Russian market. Note that in many respects it was these engines that ensured the demand for DS products in our country.
At the same time, Citroen and Peugeot cars can keep standard internal combustion engines in Russia. This assumption is supported by the fact that the French alliance is considering the option of starting the production of one of its engines in our country.