March 7, 2012 / 12:37 PM / 6 years ago

PSA minis, GM mid-size cars bolster alliance: Varin

PARIS (Reuters) - PSA Peugeot Citroen said its small-car platforms and General Motors’ mid-sized car technology would likely underpin the first phase of the automakers’ alliance.

Philippe Varin , Chief Executive of French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen, speaks during a news conference to present the company's 2011 annual results in Paris February 15, 2012. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

Plans to share auto parts and ultimately factories will play to the French car maker’s strengths in subcompacts and GM’s experience with larger models, Peugeot Chief Executive Philippe Varin told reporters at the Geneva Auto Show on Wednesday.

Reporting by Laurence Frost; Editing by James Regan

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