PARIS (Reuters) -- Talks between PSA/Peugeot-Citroen and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. to use one of the Japanese manufacturer's platforms for small, low-range cars, could be concluded soon, a French newspaper reported.
Mitsubishi's low-cost "Global Small" platform, to be built in Thailand, is "the central theme" of the talks between the two carmakers at the moment and a decision could be taken soon, the Les Echos business daily said on Friday, without naming its sources.
PSA could not be immediately reached for comment.
Mitsubishi plans to produce its first car based on this platform in 2011 for the Japanese market, and 2012 for the international market.
Earlier this year, PSA and Mitsubishi held talks over a possible stake swap but abandoned the plan, saying conditions were not right.
Peugeot and Citroen are due to launch their electric cars, the iOn and C-Zero, based on Mitsubishi's iMiEV, later this year in Europe.