A collaboration between PSA Peugeot Citroën and Toyota Motor Europe has born fruit in the guise of the new Citroën Spacetourer, Peugeot Traveller, and Toyota Proace.
The result of a deal between the two manufacturers, signed in 2012, the trio of LCVs will be launched in the first half of 2016 and are set to feature on each of the manufacturer’s stands at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
The Spacetourer, Traveller, and Proace will be built at PSA Peugeot Citroen’s Sevelnord plant in Valenciennes, France, and will all be available in MPV versions for private use and in shuttle versions for business use.
Patrice Lucas, PSA Peugeot Citroën head of programme and strategy, said: “We are delighted to present these three new vehicles, the result of our 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.”
Johan van Zyl, Toyota Motor Europe president and CEO, said: “We’re very pleased that the collaboration we started in 2012 with PSA Peugeot Citroën is now delivering a brand-new generation Toyota Proace.
“Both teams worked very hard together and at individual brand level, and I am confident that our distinctive new van with all its variants will strengthen the Toyota light commercial vehicle offer in Europe.
“The new Proace will complement the range of solid and durable vehicles customers are expecting from Toyota.”
The first Toyota Proace vehicles have been based since 2013 on the current generation Peugeot Expert and Citroën Jumpy models.
It was agreed at the start of the collaboration in 2012 that the companies would work together on next generation vehicles, and that the collaboration would last beyond 2020.