Toyota and PSA Peugeot Citroen start van tie-up

Toyota and PSA Peugeot Citroen have announced details of an agreement that will see a new range of vans built under the Toyota name go on sale in Europe and the UK. This follows recent news of our engine collaboration with BMW.

Toyota and PSA Peugeot Citroen

The plan will see PSA Peugeot Citroën supply Toyota with light commercial vehicles.

The PSA Peugeot Citroën-made vans will be derived from the Peugeot Expert and Citroën Jumpy. Under the terms of the Toyota and PSA Peugeot Citroen deal, the supply of vehicles will commence from mid-2013.

Toyota Motor Europe will also participate in the development and industrial investment costs of future products. There are no plans for the two companies to enter into capital tie-ups or joint production.

TME President and CEO Didier Leroy said: “The Light Commercial Vehicle segment is an important one for us in many markets throughout Europe. By joining forces with PSA Peugeot Citroën, we have found a good solution for our loyal customers following the recent discontinuation of our own Hiace model. We already enjoy a successful joint-venture partnership with PSA Peugeot Citroën in the small car segment and they are a leader in the European light commercial vehicle market, with a solid reputation for quality and versatility.”

“We are delighted to announce today the enlargement of our successful cooperation with Toyota. This agreement launches the development of a new generation of mid-size Light Commercial Vehicle, offering both companies a competitive product for the European market,” said Jean-Christophe Quémard, PSA Peugeot Citroën programmes Executive Vice President.

Details in this article were correct at the time of publication.

4 comments

  1. We have a Citroen Dispatch that needs replacing his year. It is 13 years old and has done nearly 300k on the original XUD engine.

    I came to this site to find another manufacturer for my new van because the new HDi engines are, quiet simply, rubbish. I know this because us local tradesman talk to each other and the horror stories would make your hair curl. Google HDi injector seized or 1.6 HDi eating turbo’s.

    The point of this post is that the chassis isn’t to bad but please please please offer a Japanese (quality) engine. It is legendary how good the XUD engine is and equally legendary how poor the HDi engine is.

  2. What a shame. No more real toyota vans in the UK. just a peugeot with a toyota badge. a step backwards in my opinion.After owning hiaces for the last 30 years. I will have to make my old Hiace last as long as i can.

    1. I’m with you on this one Nigel, not a proper Toyota van at all. If we bought this hotch-potch would they give us half price tyres?

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