What GM Doesn’t Want from Peugeot

Gary S. Vasilash

When General Motors and PSA Peugeot Citroën announced their global alliance last month, they said the move will involve “the sharing of vehicle platforms, components and modules; and the creation of a global purchasing joint venture for the sourcing of commodities, components and other goods and services from suppliers.”

Here’s hoping that for the U.S. market GM doesn’t avail itself of Peugeot’s SUV chops.

Shown here is the Peugeot 508 RXH going down a hill—and “hill” is a bit generous.


Here is the vehicle going back up.


Now, we point this feat out because, well, Peugeot did in its announcement of the vehicle. Presumably, this was found to be notable.

In vineyards, perhaps.

To its credit, it should be noted that the 508 RXH is a hybrid vehicle. It has a 2.0-liter 163-hp diesel that drives the front wheels and a 37-bhp electric motor that drives the rear wheels.

And that we would like to see General Motors bring to the U.S. market.