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The new Peugeot 3008 will be fully manufactured in Sochaux

The future generation of the Peugeot 3008, thermal, hybrid and electric, will be built at the PSA plant in Sochaux (Doubs), giving the site "a visibility industrial on more than a dozen years," has learned Tuesday, the AFP from the department, confirming information of France Bleu Belfort Montbéliard.

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"The site of Sochaux has obtained the assignment of the future generation of the Peugeot 3008, a vehicle to success, on the basis of a commitment to performance and quality," said the executive, who announced the news Tuesday during a economic and social Committee (ESC).

The 3008 will be the first vehicle manufactured on "a new generation of platform electrified", "able to accommodate versions thermal, electric and hybrid," said the French car manufacturer. Its production will begin "after 2022," according to a spokesperson for the site who did not give a date more precise.

According to the group, "the award of this platform is crucial for the activity of Sochaux". "The production of a model that is 100% electric is a first for the site as coach of sochaux, has also noted a spokesperson for the site.

"In an economic context that is extremely demanding, the website is thus confirmed in her vocation as a production vehicle CSUV of the wide dissemination of meeting the environmental expectations of current and future customers, with a future release 100% power", he stressed.

The largest car factory in the country

The production of the 3008 "comes to demonstrate the relevance of the project Sochaux 2022, for which the PSA Group has invested over 200 million euros," notes the executive. "Sochaux 2022" is a project of modernization of the plant's history and centenary of the PSA.

"With this platform, which is designed to produce vehicle multi-energy, the site of Sochaux takes the shift from the production of high-end vehicles more environmentally virtuous," welcomed the CFE-CGC, for which "the production of the 3008 full electric, in addition to the range, will be strategic for environmental issues".

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The CGT, for its part, regretted that "behind the ad" to produce the future Peugeot 3008, "no accurate information, no warranties and no commitments are made," including "intended for the productions of this new platform," and "the maintenance of all current jobs dedicated to other productions".

PSA Sochaux is the largest automobile factory in the country, with 7.300 permanent employees who participate in an annual production of approximately 500,000 vehicles. The site currently produces the model 308, the 3008, 5008 and the Opel Grandland.

The editorial team conseilleLe success of the Peugeot 3008 disrupts the plants PSA59 commentairesScipion002001le 26/05/2020 18:26

Even when there is good news for the SGC to find a way to criticize.

Stone Lyonle 26/05/2020 at 18:16

Bravo Peugeot , a company in the form, little helped by the state compared to Renault

Peter29910le 26/05/2020 17:45

Better buy a Peugeot made in France, a Renault made in Morocco or Turkey. The State support should go to companies that relocalisent.

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