CHINA: Dongfeng Peugeot Citroën Automobile announces fourth car plant
- Fourth production plant - in Chengdu, Sichuan Province
- Planned full capacity 300,000 vehicles a year
- Dedicated to SUVs and MPVs
- Production start in 2016
Fourth DCPA plant in China planned for Chengdu may build JV's planned successor to current Peugeot 5008
Dongfeng Peugeot Citroën Automobile (DPCA) has signed an agreement with the city of Chengdu for the construction of its fourth assembly plant in China. Work will start in this second half of 2014 with the first car scheduled off-line late in 2016.
Annual capacity will eventually reaching 300,000 vehicles a year. The factory will build Dongfeng Citroën and Dongfeng Peugeot and Fengshen- badged SUVs and MPVs. According to just-auto's Production Life Database, one model could be the redesigned 5008 line also expected to go into in production at PSA's Rennes-la-Jannais plant in France in 2016.
DPCA currently has three plants in Wuhan which run on two shifts and can build 750,000 units a year. The fourth plant will hike capacity to 1m units in 2016.
The company's full-year target for 2014 is to sell over 650,000 vehicles in China.
On 28 March, Dongfeng and PSA Peugeot Citroën signed a global strategic partnership with the objective of selling 1.5m vehicles by 2020.