Toyota And PSA To End Joint Production Of Aygo, Peugeot 108 and Citroen C1 City Cars

Toyota and PSA will reportedly stop producing small cars together by 2021 but they will instead cooperate in light commercial vehicles.

French newspaper Les Echos reports that Toyota will buy PSA’s stake in their joint venture, adding the Kolin factory in Czech Republic into its roster of manufacturing facilities.

The two car makers will instead cooperate in producing light commercial vehicles in France and Spain, with PSA to assemble them for Toyota at their Sevelnord factory in northern France. PSA’s factory in Vigo, Spain will also produce vehicles for Toyota.

“Regarding Kolin, the initial agreement of the joint venture which was signed in January 2002 includes a close which enables each partner to review its position at a given moment. We are in this evaluation process. Nothing has been decided,” a spokesman for PSA commented to Reuters.

Toyota and PSA came together in 2001 and decided to jointly develop and produce a small city car. The result of this joint venture was the Toyota Aygo, Peugeot 108 and Citroen C1. The three models share everything, apart from some small design changes. First-generation models went on sale in 2005, when production started at the Kolin factory in Czech Republic.

The three small city cars are now in their second-generation and have recently received a facelift that introduced lower emissions and new tech features.

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  • annon

    they should do the same with Proace

    • Miknik

      However, as the article states, that cooperation will be intensified, and with speaking of the Spanish factory – I suppose Vigo – it means we can expect a “Toyota Berlingo” too….

  • Michal Bednarek

    No harm that PSA goes away with their crapy cars from Czech. There is smargin on such cars compare to SUV’s. Skoda would easily use their factory to get our +300K / y SUV cars with higher profit.

    • Remco

      Funny thing is that the C1 and 107/108 are the most reliable models from PSA. And in Europe these city cars are still very popular. Some people don’t have the money and in certain cities (Rome, Paris, Madrid) you cannot always use SUVs as you can use city cars, so there is definitely a market for them

      • Michal Bednarek

        I agree with you. But I’m speaking about profit making. There is lack of labor in CZ (below 2,5% unemployment rate) so why produce cars with lower added value. You can still produce those cars in Turkey or Ukraine where labor is cheaper.

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