While General Motors lets the commercial van segment wither away here in the United States, it’s gearing up with PSA Group to introduce the next-generation of light commercial vans.
Spy shots show what appears to be the next Citroen Berlingo commercial van, which is likely providing cover for the next Opel-Vauxhall combo of light commercial vans. Per the GM-PSA alliance, which has been mostly dissolved, both automakers will go in on these commercial vans for Europe, set to be built at the PSA factory in Vigo, Spain.
When GM announced this project, the automaker stated, the vans “will be differentiated and consistent with their respective brand appearance.” It’s likely we’ll see the interiors differ greatly and exterior design cues match up to each respective brand.
According to the spy photographers, dimensions look as if they’ve been increased, and a payload bump may be in store, too, to nearly 2,000 pounds for regular wheelsbase models.
The GM-PSA alliance will also bear new crossovers for each brand to share as well.
The report states the first units of the commercial vans are expected in late 2017, or early 2018.
Spy shots: Carscoops