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PSA and Toyota preview next generation medium panel vans

Unveiled as the Citroën Spacetourer, Peugeot Traveller and Toyota Proace, the new models will be available in MPV versions for private use and in shuttle versions for business use. The three vehicles will be launched in the first half of 2016 and will be present on the manufacturers’ stands at next March’s Geneva Motor Show.

The firms’ co-operation agreement signed in 2012 will also see new medium panel van versions developed to replace the current generation Toyota Proace, Peugeot Expert and Citroën Dispatch vehicles.

The vehicles all share technical features, powertrains and equipment but with bespoke brand styling.

“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 Toyota Motor Europe 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 vehicles are produced at PSA Peugeot Citroën’s plant of Sevelnord, in Valenciennes, France.

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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