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DPCA announces 5A+ mid-term plan as Dongfeng and PSA strengthen strategic partnership

WUHAN, Hubei – Dongfeng-Peugeot-Citroën Automobile Co., Ltd. (DPCA), the 50:50 joint venture between Dongfeng Motor Corp. and PSA Group, announced its 5A+ mid-term business plan at a press conference here on May 11. The 5A+ mid-term business plan has three strategic objectives: to move DPCA into the top 3 ranking

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Honeywell supplies turbochargers for Dongfeng-Citroen C4L

SHANGHAI – Honeywell, a leading supplier of turbo technologies, is supplying its gasoline turbocharger technology for the Dongfeng-Citroën C4L launched to the market in August, according to a company news release on August 28. The new C4L applies the 1.2-liter in-line three-cylinder engine with Honeywell turbocharger technology, which is comparable with 2.0-liter

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DPCA becomes general distributor of imported Peugeot and Citroen cars

WUHAN, Hubei – Dongfeng-Peugeot-Citroën Automobile Co., Ltd. (DPCA), a joint venture between Chinese automaker Dongfeng and French automaker PSA, signed an agreement on October 30 with PSA on importing Peugeot and Citroën brand passenger vehicles, becoming the general distributor of imported vehicles of the two brands in China starting in

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DPCA begins construction of 4th plant in Chengdu

CHENGDU, Sichuan – Dongfeng-Peugeot-Citroën Automobile Co., Ltd. (DPCA) started construction of its fourth plant in Chengdu on October 16 to support its sales growth in China, according to a company news release. With total capacity of 360,000 vehicles a year at full ramp-up, DPCA’s fourth plant will build Dongfeng-Citroën, Dongfeng-Peugeot

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China accounts for 25 percent of Citroe’s total sales

China, the world’s No. 1 car market, accounted for 25 percent of Citroën’s total sales and two-thirds of the brand’s sales outside Europe in the first half of the year, according to a company news release. Dongfeng-Citroën witnessed a growth of 16 percent in China in first half, outpacing the

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Tablets and smartphones help improve car sales satisfactio

SHANGHAI – Sales satisfaction among new vehicle buyers was higher when salesperson used a tablet or smartphone during the sales process, according to the 2014 China Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) StudySM released by J.D. Power on June 30. Customer satisfaction was 96 points higher when salesperson used a tablet

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Aftersales customer satisfaction declines as expectation rises

Customer satisfaction with aftersales service in China declines in 2013, according to the J.D. Power Asia Pacific 2013 China Customer Service Index (CSI) Study.SM The study published in Beijing on July 31 shows that overall customer satisfaction with aftersales service in China drops to 815 on a 1,000-point scale in

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PSA’s Red Chamber Dream

China’s second largest automaker has been holding talks about buying a stake in the troubled French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroën. PSA has experienced the worst performance in recent history in the first five months of 2013: a decline of 14 percent in sales year-on-year to 582,000 units in Europe. Confronted

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