Mitsubishi Stops Production of i-MiEV-Based Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot iOn

There are more troubles on the horizon for Mitsubishi as the automaker confirmed that it has halted production of the Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot iOn, both of which are re-badged versions of the i-MiEV all-electric mini and are built at its plant in Mizushima, Japan.

According to PSA Peugeot-Citroen and Mitsubishi, the halt is temporary, through neither company would say for how long it would last.

“This is a matter of PSA adjusting its orders to market demand,” a Mitsubishi spokesperson told Autonews Europe.

JATO Dynamics data shows that during the first half of 2012, the French group sold a mere 935 Citroen C-Zeros and 852 Peugeot iOns.

The agreement signed between PSA and Mitsubishi in 2010 called for the supply of 100,000 units, though up until now, the Japanese automaker has built only 28,000 units of all three cars including the i-MiEV, which entered production in 2009.

“Our production total is lower than what we had originally hoped for,” the Mitsubishi spokesman told the news site.



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