PSA Peugeot Citroën and General Motors have announced that their next-generation small light commercial vehicles (B-LCV) will be built at the French automaker’s plant in Vigo, Spain.
As part of their existing alliance agreement, the small vans will share a common platform, PSA’s latest LCV architecture. The vehicles will replace the Citroën Berlingo, Peugeot Partner and Opel/Vauxhall Combo, with the first units to arrive on the market in 2018.
Despite using the same platform, the vans “will be differentiated and consistent with their respective brand appearance,” the automakers say.
The B-segment LCV program is the third out of three joint projects of PSA Peugeot Citroën and General Motors, following the B-segment MPVs that will be built at the GM plant in Zaragoza, Spain and the C-segment crossovers that will be built at the PSA plant in Sochaux, France.
Note: Current-generation Citroën Berlingo, Peugeot Partner and Opel Combo pictured