To save on some of the costs associated with both the development and production of diesel engines, Peugeot S.A. and Ford Motor Company have had a partnership stretching back nearly two decades, which has proven to be mutually beneficial to each party.
That Peugeot-Ford diesel engine partnership, which was originally set to expire in 2017, may now live on for some time past that; Reuters reports that PSA plans to sign a contract before the end of the summer extending the two marques’ cooperative diesel engine efforts.
The Peugeot-Ford diesel engine family is most commonly known by the Ford “Duratorq” moniker here in the US, although the engines have seen use in vehicles from the likes of Jaguar, Mazda, and Volvo, as well – all brands which were formerly owned by Ford Motor Company. Peugeot S.A. uses the “HDi” branding for their diesel engines, and according to Reuters, Peugeot will be launching a new “DV-R” diesel powerplant by 2017, though details relating to displacement and induction are unknown.
We can report with some certainty, however, that the new “DV-R” Peugeot-Ford diesel engine will not be able to record so many hours of your favorite television programs.