In the United States, if you want to buy a quality French car, you pretty much are relegated to a few well-maintained classics. If a new report from German auto news website Automobilwoche is accurate at all, soon enough American drivers will be able to bask in the best that France has to offer.
Supposedly PSA Peugeot-Citroen is coming stateside, thanks to a better financial situation after restructuring. The French are looking to tap some of the more lucrative markets in the world, and the United States is the second-largest, making it a prime target.
Peugeot hasn’t been available in the US since 1991, while Citroen has been gone since 1974. With both brands possibly returning in the near future, it could be interesting, to say the least.
Before you get too excited about seeing all of that French goodness on US roadways, PSA Peugeot-Citroen has some pretty big hurdles to overcome. The company would have to start a dealer network from scratch, plus a supply chain to ship cars here, or even better fire up factories in the States. It would also need to convince Americans to buy French, instead of German, American, Japanese, Korean, Italian, Swedish, etc.