The Peugeot Citroën and General Motors alliance was a bit of a messy practice from the start. While GM has gone to sell off its seven percent stake in PSA, and dropped multiple plans to co-produce a midsize sedan and a one point a subcompact car, presumably a new Corsa and C3, the light-commercial vehicle project moves forward.
General Motors has announced the upcoming light-commercial vehicles will be built in Vigo, Spain, and the vehicles will be based on PSA’s latest LCV architecture. Per the agreement signed in December of 2013, small commercial vehicles were to continue development. Despite the diluted ties, most likely having a thing to do with PSA and China’s Dongfeng, presumably both companies committed the funds to retooling of their factories.
The vehicles will share underpinnings, but will take on their respected corporate fascias beyond that. The first vehicles from this alliance will come to market in 2018, according to GM.
The existing alliance agreement also ties commitment to the production of a B-MPV (B-segment multi-purpose vehicle) and a C-CUV (C-segment crossover utility vehicle).