PARIS – PSA Peugeot Citroen’s two brands are ready to launch clones of the Mitsubishi Outlander cross/utility vehicle in July, just as the charm seems to be wearing off the medium CUV segment here. Despite being built on car platforms, rather than truck-based, CUVs generally are rolled into the SUV segment in Europe. Vehicles such as the Toyota RAV4, Nissan X-Trail and Hyundai Santa Fe once made up 50% of CUV/SUV sales in Europe. Last year, they accounted for only 44%. With 2008 sales ...

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