It's only a test mule for now, but the Citroen prototype for a Jumpy replacement in the small commercial van and people carrier category that was nabbed by our spies suggests that the French automaker may very well draw inspiration from the impressive Tubik concept van displayed at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The test mule seen in these shots is wearing a very Tubik-like stubby face with higher-placed headlamps on the modified body of a current Jumpy. While the production model won't be as avant-garde as the concept, it will have a more distinct character than the rather plain-looking current model.
Our spies tell us they've heard rumors that Citroen may even use the Tubik moniker on the passenger version of the van, much like VW does with the Caravelle and Multivan versions of the T5.
The new Jumpy should be ready for production sometime next year.
Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoopS