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GM & PSA Peugeot Citroen announce plans for three shared platforms

 GM & PSA Peugeot Citroen announce plans for three shared platforms
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Will underpin cars, crossover and MPVs

General Motors and PSA Peugeot Citroen have signed definitive agreements to create three new vehicle architectures.

The first platform will underpin a C-segment MPV for Opel and Vauxhall as well as a C-segment crossover for Peugeot. The second platform will be used on a B-segment MPV which will be sold by both companies. Last but not least, GM and PSA Peugeot Citroen will co-develop an "upgraded low CO2 B-segment platform" to underpin cars from both companies.

The first vehicles are slated to be launched in 2016 and GM promises the models will be "highly differentiated and fully consistent with their respective brand characteristics."

The companies will also create a joint purchasing organization and co-develop a high-performance petrol engine which is derived from PSA’s EB engine.

Source: GM
Published Dec 20, 2012 12:00 pm By Michael Gauthier

PSA Peugeot Citroën and General Motors Report Further Progress on their Global Strategic Alliance

  • Major Product Development and Purchasing agreements signed
  • Expansion of scope to also include powertrain
  • Strengthening ties and cementing the Alliance

Detroit/Paris. PSA Peugeot Citroen (PSA) and General Motors (GM) today confirm the signature of major agreements in the execution of their Global Strategic Alliance. Consistent with the terms of the Master Agreement dated February 29, 2012, the Alliance partners have signed definitive agreements related to three of the initial vehicle projects as well as to the purchasing joint venture.

Three Common Vehicle Platform Development Projects

The first common vehicle projects selected encompass platform / architecture developments in the following segments:

1. A joint program for a C-MPV1 for Opel/Vauxhall and a C-CUV2 for the Peugeot brand
2. A joint MPV3 program for the B-segment for both Groups
3. The co-development of an upgraded low CO2 B-segment platform to feed Opel/Vauxhall and PSA’s next generation of cars in Europe and other regions

Additional joint vehicle projects to further strengthen the Alliance are under review and in due course will be subject to future announcements.

The first vehicles resulting from this cooperation are expected to be launched in 2016. The Opel/Vauxhall, Peugeot and Citroen models will be highly differentiated and fully consistent with their respective brand characteristics.

Creation of Purchasing joint venture

The Alliance partners have signed a definitive agreement to create a joint purchasing organization in Europe supported by a purchasing joint venture. This new organization will draw on the combined purchasing reach of both companies to realize purchasing synergies. This is still subject to anti-trust approvals.

Further global initiatives

Based on the success of their collaboration, the partners also announce their intention for new additional global initiatives to broaden the scope of their Alliance and seize future opportunities:

Co-development of a next generation of high-performance, efficient small gas engines derived from PSA’s global small petrol engine program (EB engine),
Exploration of product and industrial initiatives in Latin America or other growth markets.

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Comments (2)

 ssllaasshh ssllaasshh
Is this the end of Opel's heavy models? I tought new Corsa will also be over 100 kg heavyer than the current model...same like Astra.
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December 21, 2012 2:35 pm
 xLumino xLumino
good luck with GM...
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December 21, 2012 3:10 am