The Indian auto trade goes to see some new entrants in close to future and one in every of them is the Groupe PSA which is all set to enter our market almost certainly in 2020. PSA appears to be testing its DS7 Crossback in India which might be its first product for our market. Nevertheless, we’re nonetheless unsure in regards to the model PSA is contemplating. The DS model is basically a subsidiary of Citroen which has caught the flowery within the European market in final two years and rivals the German Treo. If the DS7 Crossback makes its method to the Indian market, it would rival the likes of the Audi Q3 and BMW X1.
Although we shouldn’t have many particulars in regards to the India-spec mannequin but, we all know a number of the engine specs. The DS 7 comes with a variety of engine choices within the European market, nevertheless, we’re almost certainly to get the two.Zero-litre diesel engine and the 1.6-litre petrol motor that are mated to an eight-speed electrical gearbox as customary. There’s additionally a risk of a plug-in-hybrid variant to be included within the India line-up.
The DS7 Crossback rivals the likes of Audi Q3 and BMW X1.
The DS7 Crossback is underpinned by the Goupe PSA’s EMP2 platform and can be manufactured on the Hosur plant in Tamil Nadu as soon as the meeting line will get prepared. The Hosur plant at current makes powertrains and transmissions for Groupe PSA and the powertrain which can make into the India-spec mannequin can be BSVI grievance.
The powertrain plant was inaugurated in November this yr and is useful underneath a 50:50 three way partnership with CK Birla. The plant will manufacture gearboxes in Section I to help each the India venture in addition to supplying Groupe PSA wants. The height funding on this manufacturing arrange would go as much as Rs. 600 crore and can generate direct employment of round 800 folks. The preliminary manufacturing capability of this state-of-the-art plant can be about three lakh items per yr for the transmissions and a couple of lakh items for the BS 6 compliant engines. The manufacturing arrange has been accomplished in a document time of lower than 2 years.