PSA Group, pressured by local rules pushing for electrification, will start to offer electrified versions in 2020 for all new and retooled gasoline models to be built at Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile, its main joint venture in China.
The next-generation gasoline Peugeot-badged 2008 will become the first to go on sale, along with a battery version.
It will be followed by two other gasoline crossovers -- the retooled Peugeot 4008 and Citroen C5 Aircross -- set to go on sale in 2020 with plug-in hybrid variants, PSA’s local partner Dongfeng Motor Group said.
By 2023, the full product line of PSA Peugeot Citroen will be offered with an electrified option, according to Dongfeng.
Peugeot Citroen Dongfeng, a 50-50 partnership established in 1992 between Dongfeng and PSA, produces and markets vehicles for Peugeot and Citroen brands.
The joint venture has only one electrified vehicle marketed under its proprietary Fukang brand. The EV is a rebadged car developed by Dongfeng.
In China, PSA also operates a 50-50 partnership -- Changan PSA -- with Changan Automobile Co., which focuses on assembling gasoline Citroen DS vehicles.
Changan PSA has failed to achieve meaningful sales volume since its incorporation in 2011 and Changan last month placed its 50 percent interest in the joint venture up for sale.