Alain Favey is keen to see PSA start assembling Citroens at Peugeot's Ryton plant, near Coventry, England.
For Favey - Citroen UK's managing director - believes his company is ready to push its UK market share upward, and having British-built models would make the job even easier.
He may have to wait a while, however. Even though Jean-Martin Folz, chairman of parent company PSA, has already said that Citroen and Peugeot models will be built on the same lines, Ryton is currently working at full capacity. This is largely due to demand for the Peugeot 206.
'Building Citroens in the UK would be useful for us,' said Favey. 'Customers are interested in price and quality, and they are also interested in locally produced cars. I think future [Peugeot and Citroen] models will share the line there.'
Favey's first six months in the UK have coincided with the introduction of the Picasso compact minivan which, along with the Berlingo multispace, has pushed Citroen's January-to-September sales up 4.3 percent over the same period last year.
Sales of light commercial vehicles are also up by 28 percent, pushing Citroen to No. 2 in the UK market with a 9.2 percent share behind Ford - the leader by a large margin.
'We are still looking for volume,' Favey added. 'The new Xsara has been very successful across Europe and its new look will make it more popular in the UK.
'The new model is 10 percent lower in price, and comes with a new HDI diesel engine. We will also have the new C5 next year, which we are looking to give us a breakthrough into the fleet market.'
For passenger cars, Citroen currently has a 4.2 per cent market share in the UK and 5.2 per cent across Europe. Favey wants to grow the UK share to match Europe's.
He said: 'We need to boost our presence in the fleet market with both Picasso and the C5.'