General Motors and PSA Peugeot Citroën have revealed plans to build what they term "next generation small light commercial vehicles (B-LCV)" at the French firm's Vigo plant in Spain.

The announcement is not a new agreement but rather the latest part of their ongoing alliance. The vehicles will replace the Citroën Berlingo, Peugeot Partner and Opel/Vauxhall Combo and are being developed "on PSA’s latest LCV architecture".

GM and PSA note that each vehicle will have its own styling, and the first of the three will appear in 2018.

This latest development programme is the third of three joint projects, each of which was part of an agreement signed in December 2013. The others are a B-MPV (B-segment multi-purpose vehicle) for the GM plant in Zaragoza (Spain) and C-CUV (C-segment crossover utility vehicles) for the PSA plant in Sochaux (France).

Opel & Vauxhall's existing Combo is built in Turkey by Fiat Industrial and Koc Holdings' joint venture, while PSA's Partner and Berlingo twins are made at Vigo. The Spanish plant also builds the Citroën C-Elysee/Peugeot 301 sedans as well as the Citroën C4 Picasso.

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Next generation of small light commercial vehicles from PSA Peugeot Citroën and General Motors will be built in Vigo, Spain

2015-04-15


 

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PSA Peugeot Citroën (PSA) and General Motors (GM) are announcing today, that as part of their existing alliance agreement, the next generation small light commercial vehicles (B-LCV) from both companies will be built in the PSA plant in Vigo, Spain.

The vehicles will replace the Citroën Berlingo, Peugeot Partner and Opel/Vauxhall Combo. They will be developed on PSA’s latest LCV architecture. The first vehicles will be on the market in 2018.

The alliance between PSA and GM is based on a balanced approach. The vehicles of both manufacturers will be differentiated and consistent with their respective brand appearance.

 

This program is the third out of three joint projects, which was signed by both partners in an agreement in December 2013. The other projects include the production of B-MPV (B-segment multi-purpose vehicles) in the GM plant in Zaragoza, Spain and C-CUV (C-segment crossover utility vehicles) in the PSA plant in Sochaux, France.

Original source: http://media.gm.com/media/intl/en/opel/news.detail.html/content/Pages/news/intl/en/2015/opel/04-15-commercial-vehicles-in-vigo.html

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