PSA's joint venture with Dongfeng sold 440,000 cars in China in 2012, an 8 percent increase from the previous year, China's Xinhua news service reported. The venture produces the Citroen Elysee, C2, C4 and C5, plus the Peugeot 207, 307, 308, 408 and 508 models.
Skoda will unveil its new Octavia at the Geneva auto show in March. The car will be larger than the current model to widen the gap from the brand's new Rapid compact, which went on sale in Europe in October.
Renault is betting that following Apple's iPhone and App Store business model is the best way to entice customers to buy its R-Link infotainment system. The company will introduce R-Link in the Clio, Zoe and Fluence this year.
Czech car sales fell 14.9 percent year on year in December to 12,784 units as demand in the recession-hit economy ebbed, the country's Car Importers Association said. In total, car registrations rose 0.4 percent to 174,009 units in 2012.