12 S ão Paulo – The factory in Porto Real, RJ, from Group PSA started regular production onWednesday 24 of the Peugeot 2008 SUV new generation, one of sixteen introductions the Push to Pass plan calls for. To make it possible, the unit received R$ 30 million in direct investment – besides having taken advantage of the R$ 580 million invested towards the production of the Citroën C4 Cactus, whose chassis both models share. PSA trusts, as its competitors do, in the sport utility segment, one with the fastest-growing rate in the Brazilian market, to bolster its sales volume. Now in its second phase, the Push to Pass plan has as an objective to expand by 70% the company sales in the region by 2021. “It is another important product launch for PSA Group in Latin America within our plan for a profitable growth”, said in an official note Patrice Lucas, president for Latin America. “The new Peugeot 2008 SUVwill certainly be one of the factors to contribute to the attainment of that goal”. It took two years in development to adapt the 2008 model to the taste of Latin- American consumers, taking up close to 60 thousand hours of effort. PSA states that the model production reflects the relevance of the Porto Real plant to the company’s global plans – besides the 2008 and C4 Cactus, the plant also turns out the Peugeot 208, the Citroën C3 and the Aircross. New Peugeot 2008 starts production in Porto Real COMPANY By AutoData Newsroom Photo: Publicity AutoData News Agency Weekly Edition is produced by AutoData Editora Ltda . Rua Pascal, 1693 Campo Belo - São Paulo SP Brazil CEP 04719-001 Phone +55 11 5189 8900 . Translation: Pablo Blas. Graphic Project/Art: Romeu Bassi Neto. Associated Team: André Barros, Bruno de Oliveira, Caio Bednarski, Leandro Alves, Márcio Stéfani. Responsible Journalist: Vicente Alessi, filho MS SJPESP 4 874. Editorial agreements: Tiempo Motor (Argentina) and Flash de Motor (Venezuela). The copying and/or distribution without previous permission are strictly forbidden.