France’s PSA Group – Peugeot, Critroën, and Opel -is engineering its next generation of vehicles to meet U.S. regulations as part of its planned return to North America, CEO Carlos Tavares said at the Frankfurt auto show.
The French automaker can not sell cars licensed by GM in North America, China or Russia. The factor does not apply to the Opel Crossland X or Grandland X, however—both cars are built on PSA architecture. PSA in total is comprised of Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Opel and Vauxhall.
“That means that from three years down the road we’ll be able to push the button, if we decide to do so, in terms of product compliance vis-a-vis the U.S. regulations,” he said.
Tavares said PSA already has decided which of its brands — Peugeot, Citroen or upscale DS — will be the first to appear on U.S. roads but isn’t ready to announce the decision.