2016 Citroen SpaceTourer, Peugeot Traveller, Toyota ProAce vans unveiled

Article by Christian Andrei, on December 7, 2015

PSA Peugeot Citroen and Toyota Motor Europe have unveiled the products of their cooperation deal inked in 2012 – the new Citroën SpaceTourer, Peugeot Traveller, and Toyota ProAce. The unveiling serves as the continuation of the carmakers' 2012 cooperation agreement signed in 2012.

They had agreed at the start of their cooperation that both would collaborate on next generation vehicles until beyond the end of the decade.

Their collaboration is aimed at making both PSA and Toyota come up with a competitive product in the mid-size, light commercial vehicle, shuttle and Combi segments while incurring lesser expenses due to development and production cost optimization.

Toyota Motor Europe took part in the development and shared industrial investment costs for the new vehicles. The new vehicles -- Citroën SpaceTourer, Peugeot Traveller, and Toyota ProAce -- are manufactured at PSA's Sevelnord site in Valenciennes, France and share all technical features, powertrains and equipment.

However, each vehicle features a unique styling that makes use of each brand's design language. The new Citroën SpaceTourer, Peugeot Traveller, and Toyota ProAce could be availed in MPV versions for private use and in shuttle versions for business use.

Patrice Lucas, PSA Peugeot Citroën Head of Programme and Strategy, expressed delight in presenting the three new vehicles resulting from their collaboration with Toyota Motor Europe. He remarked that the cooperation agreement has allowed them to develop a new and efficient vehicle platform to offer customers with modern products that are competitive in their segment.

TME President and CEO Johan van Zyl remarked the company is pleased that their collaboration with PSA has resulted to the new generation Toyota ProAce. He added that the ProAce, with all its variants, will further boost Toyota's light commercial vehicle offerings in Europe as it will complement the carmaker's range of solid and durable vehicles.

The new Citroën SpaceTourer, Peugeot Traveller, and Toyota ProAce are scheduled for launch in the first half of 2016 and will be showcased at the stands of Citroen, Peugeot and Toyota at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2016.

Press Release

NEW STAGE IN THE CO-OPERATION PROGRAM BETWEEN PSA PEUGEOT CITROËN AND TOYOTA

PSA Peugeot Citroën and Toyota Motor Europe (TME) reveal today the new Citroën SPACETOURER, Peugeot TRAVELLER, and Toyota PROACE. They will be available in MPV versions for private use and in shuttle versions for business use. Both companies therefore confirm the continuation of their co-operation agreement signed in 2012.

The three vehicles will be launched in the first half of 2016 and will be present on the respective stands of the three brands at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2016.

"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.

"We're very pleased that the collaboration we started in 2012 with PSA Peugeot Citroën is now delivering a brand new generation Toyota PROACE," said TME President and CEO Johan van Zyl. "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."

Since 2013, the first Toyota Proace vehicles were based on the current generation Peugeot Expert and Citroën Dispatch vehicles. 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.

The aim of the collaboration is for both companies to be able to offer a competitive product in the mid-size, light commercial vehicle, shuttle and Combi segments and benefit from development and production cost optimisation. The vehicles are produced at PSA Peugeot Citroën's plant of Sevelnord, in Valenciennes, France.

Toyota Motor Europe participated in the development and industrial investment costs for the new vehicles.

The vehicles share all technical features, powertrains and equipment and propose a distinctive styling rooted in each of the brand's design language.

Topics: toyota, peugeot, citroen, van

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