Citroen And Peugeot – New Light Commercial Vans Under Consideration For Australia

PSA Peugeot Citroen, in partnership with Toyota Europe, has given us a first look at a new commercial vehicle project to feature for all three carmakers at the Geneva Motor Show.

Called the Peugeot Traveller, Citroen Spacetourer and Toyota ProAce, the new model is a midsized offering available as a van or people-mover.

And for Australian buyers, both the Citroen and Peugeot versions are under consideration for a local debut.

For Peugeot, the new model could serve as a replacement for the Expert load-hauler, as local stocks for this model (and the smaller Peugeot Partner) were exhausted last year.

Citroen’s local range already contains the (smaller) Berlingo van along with the C4 Picasso and Grand C4 Picasso people-movers, so the Traveller is perhaps a more likely starter than the Spacetourer.

“We are delighted to present these three new vehicles, the result of the co-operation with Toyota Motor Europe,” PSA Peugeot Citroen’s Patrice Lucas said. “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.”

Toyota’s Johan van Zyl said the carmaker believes the ProAce will strengthen Toyota’s commercial range both now and into the future, as the partnership is set to continue until beyond 2020.

Powertrains, technical features and other equipment will be shared between the three models, but each has its own styling.

The trio is set to go on sale in Europe in the first half of this year, following their debuts at the Geneva Motor Show. Stay tuned to TMR for more.

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