The French group PSA has invested much time and money in creating the next generation of its Peugeot Expert (or Traveller) and Citroen Jumpy (or SpaceTourer). If we recall, the previous generations of these models were developed with his old partner Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). However, when they decided to break this agreement, they sought a new partner with the generational order to these multipurpose vehicles.
His new partner is the Japanese firm Toyota. The East House has not nothing more than money to carry out their development, because it has been PSA who has been responsible for everything regarding design and development of the vehicle. Therefore, obviously want this wonderful product is present in the widest possible market and Latin America was not going to stay out of their plans.
As it announced the signing, sales of derivatives and commercial vehicles of this type have grown exponentially in the mercosur area. However, so that they can be competitive in this difficult market they need to manufacture them locally. Therefore the Gallic group managers have announced that they will return to produce vehicles in one of the countries that were already present in previous times.
Uruguay is the country chosen and the factory in which the Peugeot Expert and Citroën Jumpy be joined is Nordex, which is located very close to Montevideo. According to initial estimates production will start with 6,000 units per year. These units will be destined to the Brazilian and Argentine markets, however, They have not reported anything about about his possible arrival in other countries of the mercosur.
Another point that they have not confirmed is If only be manufactured versions designed to loadthe Expert and Jumpy, or if on the contrary will arrive more versions (the passenger Traveller or SpaceTourer). If so, the PSA group could have a more complete multipurpose models range that stand up the Volkswagen Multivan and models of General Motors and Ford.
Source – PSA group