PSA Peugeot Citroën and Toyota Motor Europe (TME) have unveiled their new mid-size light commercial vehicles
The three vehicles, which have been baptized Peugeot Traveller, Citroën SpaceTourer and Toyota Proace, will be available in MPV versions for private use and in shuttle versions for business use.
All three models will be launched in the first half of 2016 and will have their world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2016. The vans share the same platform, technical features, powertrains and equipment, but have different front ends and brand-specific badging.
“We are delighted to present today these three new vehicles, the result of the co-operation with Toyota Motor Europe. This agreement has enabled us to develop a new and efficient vehicle platform, offering our customers around the world modern products which are particularly competitive in their segment,” said Patrice Lucas, PSA Peugeot Citroën Head of Programme and Strategy.
All three models will be built by PSA Peugeot Citroën at its Sevelnord plant in Valenciennes, France. Toyota’s contributed to the project with development and industrial investment costs for the new vehicles.
Since 2013, the first-generation Toyota Proace vehicles were based on the current generation Peugeot Expert and Citroën Jumpy. The French and Japanese automakers agreed in 2012 that they would work together on next-generation vehicles and that their collaboration would last beyond 2020.
With the new models, PSA Peugeot Citroën and Toyota Motor Europe aim to offer “a competitive product in the mid-size, light commercial vehicle, shuttle and Combi segments”. No technical details have been released yet.