General Motors is teaming up with the PSA/Peugeot-Citroen alliance to churn out four new vehicle platforms, some of which may find their way to America.
First up is a small cargo van, which will be a competitor to the Ford Transit Connect. This will act as a compact crossover for Peugeot, and could be brought to America to fight the Transit Connect as a cargo hauler sold with a GMC or Chevy badge. It will likely be called the Citi Express, as GM recently trademarked that name.
Next up is a “Multi-Purpose Vehicle program for the small car segment for Opel/Vauxhall and the Citroen brand,” said GM in a press release. This will be a small MPV style van that will take on the growing trend of crossovers.
Third is “an upgraded low CO2 small car segment platform to feed Opel/Vauxhall’s and PSA’s next generation of cars in Europe and other regions.” This is not a new venture, just simply an upgraded one. That means that it will likely be a redesigned Chevy Sonic/Opel Adam platform, with emphasis on fuel savings.
Lastly, “the companies will develop mid-size cars for Opel/Vauxhall and the Peugeot and Citroen brands.” This will be a new platform for midsize cars, which will probably borrow lots from the existing Malibu underpinnings.