PSA Peugeot CitroŽn and Toyota Motor Europe (TME) reveal today
the new CitroŽn SPACETOURER, Peugeot TRAVELLER, and Toyota PROACE. They
will be available in MPV versions for private uses and in shuttle
versions for business uses. Both companies therefore confirm the
continuation of their cooperation agreement signed in 2012.
The three vehicles are to be launched in the first half of
2016 and will be present on the respective stands of the three brands
at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March 2016.
“We are delighted to present today these three new vehicles,
the result of the cooperation 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 CitroŽn Head of Programme and
“We’re very pleased that the collaboration we started in 2012
with PSA Peugeot CitroŽn 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.”
The first Toyota Proace vehicles were based since 2013 on the
current generation Peugeot Expert and CitroŽn Jumpy 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 Citroen’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.