PEUGEOT 308 GTI: THE ULTIMATE COMPACT SPORTS MODEL
Launched in June 2015 and developed by engineers from PEUGEOT Sport, the 308 GTi 270 sets a new record for power-to-weight ratio in its segment, at just 4.46 kg per unit of horsepower, and does 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 6 seconds, covering 1,000 meters from a standing start in 25.3 seconds. The Euro 6 Stop&Start powerplant caps CO2 emissions at just 139 g/km (6.0 l/100 km).
SECOND CONSECUTIVE WTCC TITLE
In 2015, the brand displayed its vibrant momentum with CITROËN Racing by bringing home the Manufacturer’s and Driver’s World Touring Car Championship (FIA WTCC) titles for the second year in a row, with José-María López behind the wheel of the CITROËN C-Élysée.
NEW DS 5: THE DS BRAND’S FLAGSHIP MODEL
Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, the new DS 5 came to market in June 2015. The model offers avant-garde styling, dynamic road handling, refinement, attention to detail and a selection of high-tech features.
1st ANNIVERSARY OF THE PARTNERSHIP WITH DONGFENG
19 April 2015 was the first anniversary of the strategic partnership with Dongfeng Motor Group (DFG), China’s second largest automaker. The partnership agreement covers three areas: increased volumes for DPCA, the joint venture established in China; creation of a shared R&D centre in China; and establishment of a joint venture to grow the sales of the two groups’ vehicles in Southeast Asia.
DEVELOPMENTS IN MOROCCO, IRAN AND ALGERIA
On 19 June 2015, the Group entered into an agreement with the Kingdom of Morocco for the construction of a plant in Kenitra, north of Rabat, where production is due to start in 2019. In October, the Group signed an agreement with a partner for the distribution of the DS brand in Iran: the first DS Store opened in Tehran on 25 January 2016. The Group has also confirmed its intention of building a plant in Algeria.
PSA IS THE EUROPEAN LEADER IN REDUCING CO2 EMISSIONS
PSA HONOURED FOR ITS CARBON DISCLOSURE COMMITMENT
On 6 November 2015, PSA was recognised as a French leader for the quality and transparency of its environmental information and was rated 100/100 by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the international not-for-profit that is leading the fight against global warming.
4 SELF-DRIVING PROTOTYPES ALREADY ON THE ROAD
In July 2015, PSA became the first automaker to test its autonomous cars on the open road in France, with a prototype driving itself from Paris to Bordeaux on 2 October and then over the 3,000 km from Paris to Vigo, Spain in November. The car self-adjusted its speed and overtaking manoeuvres, depending on nearby vehicles, speed limits and infrastructure, without any action on the part of the driver.
International Engine of the Year
On 17 June 2015, the 3-cylinder EB Turbo PureTech petrol engine was named “International Engine of the Year” in the 1.0 to 1.4-litre category. The award is just the latest achievement for the powerplant, more than 200,000 units of which have already been produced at the Française de Mécanique plant in Douvrin, France.
FACTORY OF THE FUTURE
As a company with widely acclaimed technological expertise, PSA is already imagining the world of tomorrow. To make it a reality, our teams are working hard on a visionary project.
AN ISSUE OF TRUST
The capital increase that included PSA’s first worldwide employee share offering, “Accelerate”, was carried out on 29 January 2015 with the issue of 3,499,973 new shares. Organised in 14 countries between 31 October and 17 November 2014, the employee share offering was hugely successful. More than 15,280 employees took part and the issue was oversubscribed.
MEASURING REAL-WORLD FUEL CONSUMPTION DATA
As part of ongoing efforts to improve customer information, PSA teamed up with Bureau Veritas and NGO Transport & Environment, announcing on 23 November 2015 a collaborative project to measure and publish real-world fuel consumption data as from spring 2016.
CITROËN E-MEHARI, A FREE SPIRIT
The E-Mehari went on show for the first time in December 2015 at the Eco Driving Centre set up at the Group’s Paris headquarters to coincide with the COP21 climate summit.
BEST CSR PERFORMANCE IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
PSA is the only carmaker included in the 1 December 2015 version of the Euronext Vigeo World 120 index, which lists the world’s 120 highest-ranking companies in terms of their corporate social responsibility performance. CSR rating agency Vigeo recognised PSA’s transparency and effectiveness in addressing CSR issues, sending a clear message of confidence in the Group’s strategy, particularly to the financial markets.
BANQUE PSA FINANCE AND SANTANDER
Through the Santander partnership, since early 2015 the Group has been able to offer highly competitive financing to customers in 7 countries – France, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and, since early 2016, Italy and the Netherlands – i.e. 79% of the partnership’s scope. Banque PSA Finance is enjoying favourable refinancing conditions and significantly wider margins, with recurring operating income up €177 million in 2015 to €514 million.