France's Peugeot won't consider merger with GM's Opel
By Andrew Ganz
Wednesday, Dec 26th, 2012
General Motors' German subsidiary won't be merging with French automaker Peugeot Citroen even though the two parties are cooperating on a number of future products, a new report indicates.
An unnamed Peugeot manager told France's Autogazette that PSA, the parent company of Peugeot and Citroen, will go it alone despite significant hurdles to recovering in the struggling European new car market.
"[A merger] has never been an issue during the discussions," Peugeot's German market chief, Olivier Dardart, said in response to a question about how far the alliance between the two brands has begun to stretch.
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