A return to the U.S. market is probably the last thing on the minds of Peugeot-Citroen and Renault. There have been no new French cars for sale here in almost 25 years. The companies are still on shaky financial ground. But the cars being pressed with saving them look good, and good enough for Americans.
After being tapped to lead a company injected with cash from Chinese-automaker Dongfeng and the French government, incoming PSA Peugeot-Citroen president Carlos Tavares told reporters PSA has the potential to become a global car company. He most likely means China, India and Brazil, the markets that are much more alive than Western Europe, which Peugeot-Citroen has relied on for so long. What he didn't say was whether the U.S. was ever going to be pursued again.