Franco-Japanese Attack! PSA Reveals Mitsubishi Outlander-based Citroen, Peugeot SUVs

Funny story. Turns out those leaked shots of Peugeot's 4007 SUV were the real thing, and we've awoken today to a couple of press releases introducing it and its Citroen C-Crosser sibling (pictured) to the European market. Like the 4007, the C-Crosser is the product of a joint venture with Mitsubishi to produce branded versions of the Outlander — mainly to establish a presence in the mini-ute segment. Such small SUVs stand to become as prevalent on the continent as soap and decent burgers (read: cooked), and the French would rather not just hand the market off to Toyota thank you very much. A biofuel-capable 2.2 HDi diesel engine, developed with Ford Europe, will power the two, and both will come standard with six-speed manual. Sales of the French utes will reportedly begin in mid 2007, following an introduction at the Geneva auto show.

Franco-Japanese Attack! PSA Reveals Mitsubishi Outlander-based Citroen, Peugeot SUVs

Related: Is this Peugeot's Outlander-based 4007 SUV? [internal]