Autocar sources have revealed that the first models under the tie-up between PSA Peugeot-Citroën and GM will be a range of MPVs. These will include replacements for the Vauxhall Zafira, Peugeot 5008 and C4 Picasso range.
GM’s Bochum plant in Germany is expected to close when Zafira production ends in 2015/16, so the timing is right for the Zafira’s replacement to be manufactured in a PSA plant alongside its siblings. This would offer financial and capacity benefits for both firms.
Development of those cars remains at the embryonic stage, but the disguised C4 Picasso mule spied testing here in Spain shows that Citroën is preparing a thorough reworking of the car for sale in mid-2013, after a likely Geneva show debut in the spring.