PARIS -- PSA Group will use an Opel site in eastern Europe to build 200,000 gasoline engines instead of adding capacity at its own Trnava plant in Slovakia, as initially planned, Les Echos reported.
PSA will assemble the powertrains either at Opel's Hungarian plant in Szentgotthard, or at its smaller Gliwice factory in Poland, the report said.
A PSA spokesman confirmed that engine production was being moved from Slovakia to provide additional capacity to produce more vehicles on the automaker's future common modular platform (CMP), which will enable the assembly of electric, gasoline and diesel vehicles.
He declined, however, to comment on whether the engines would be assembled at an Opel site, although he said that eventually all brands within the PSA Group would eventually be built on common platforms.
PSA currently builds the Citroen C3 and Peugeot 208 subcompact models in Trnava, according to Automotive News Europe's car assembly plant map.
In March, PSA agreed to buy Opel/Vauxhall from General Motors in a deal that valued the business at 2.3 billion euros.
Automotive News Europe contributed to this report