U.S. car shoppers are about to get a new brand to choose from.
That’s because French automaker Peugeot-Citroen is planning to bring its DS sub-brand to North America.
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News of Peugeot’s return to the U.S. have been circulating for years now and at this year’s Paris Motor Show, DS CEO Yves Bonnefont said “We want to make DS a global brand, and you cannot be global without the U.S.” The Peugeot brand left the U.S. in 1991 and a decision to make a return would come in 2017 at the earliest. If DS does decide to commence sales in the U.S., it wouldn’t begin until after 2020.
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Currently, none of the five models DS produces are compliant with U.S. federal standards but the company plans on producing six vehicles by 2022 and it is likely that if it decides to return to the U.S., some of those models will be designed and developed with U.S. compliance in mind. DS became a subbrand of Citroen in, 2010 but PSA decided to make it a stand-alone brand earlier this year.
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[Source: Automotive News]
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