Stellantis and Toyota sign a new partnership, relating to the development of an unprecedented 100% electric large van.
It’s been quite a while since Toyota and Stellantis collaborate. Finally, rather should we say Toyota and PSA, since the alliance of the two groups began well before the creation of the Franco-Italian company. Ten years ago, the two manufacturers had in fact signed a partnership, which had led to the creation of several cousin vans, namely the Citroën Jumpy, the Peugeot Expert, the Toyota ProAce as well as the Fiat Scudo, also based on the same technical basis. And of course, impossible not to think of the trio of city cars, the Peugeot 108, Citroën C1 and Toyota Aygo. If the collaboration of the three brands on this segment is over, this does not prevent them from continuing to work together. Indeed, in 2019 the Peugeot Rifter, Citroën Berlingo and Toyota ProAce Citystill based on a common platform.
Stellantis and Toyota join forces on electric commercial van https://t.co/jT7HLbpTmJ
—Charlie Richmond (@charlierichmond) June 1, 2022
A new model in preparation
But the alliance between Toyota and Stellantis should not stop there and will even go even further. Indeed, the two companies have just signed a new agreement, this time relating to the development and marketing of a brand new van, powered by a 100% electric motor. This will be larger than those already on offer, and will expand the range of utility vehicles in two groups. For now, however, technical information is still scarce about it.
Stellantis and Toyota expand partnership in Europe #ICYMI https://t.co/mS1oTYhUki
— Dinesh Kumar (@dineshf1us) June 1, 2022
Launch in 2024
However, we know that this new vehicle will be marketed in the course of 2024, for Toyota in Europe. It will then be produced at the Stellantis factories in Gliwice, Poland and Atessa, Italy. Thermal engines could also be offered, but no details have yet been revealed on their technical characteristics for the moment. It will therefore be necessary to wait a little longer before knowing more about this new great utility.
— Beachle Lebon (@BeachleL) June 1, 2022
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