The French group PSA has invested a lot of time and money to create the latest generation of Peugeot Expert (or Traveller) and Citroën Jumpy (or SpaceTourer). If you remember, the previous generations of these models were developed with former partner Fiat Chrysler Cars (FCA). However, when they decided to break this agreement they searched for a new partner with which to be able to give generational to these utility vehicles.
Your new partner is the japanese firm Toyota. The house east has not put anything more than money to carry out its development, as it has been a PSA who has been in charge of everything when it comes to design and development of the vehicle. Therefore, as is logical want this magnificent product is present in the largest possible number of markets and Latin America is not going to be left out of their plans.
As has been communicated by the firm, sales of commercial vehicles and derivatives of this type have grown exponentially in the area mercosur. However, in order to be competitive in this difficult market they need to manufacture them locally. For this reason, those responsible for the group galo have announced that they will produce vehicles in one of the countries that had already been present in previous eras.
Uruguay is the country chosen and the factory that will assemble the Peugeot Expert and Citroën Jumpy will be Nordex, which is located very close to Montevideo. According to the initial estimates the production will start with 6,000 units annually. These units will be aimed at markets in brazil and argentina, however, have not reported anything about his possible arrival in other countries of the mercosur.
Another of the points have also not been confirmed is if you only will be produced in versions designed to load, the Expert and Jumpy, or if on the contrary you will come more versions (the passengers Traveller or SpaceTourer). If so, the PSA Group could have a range of models, versatile more complete with the face-planting to the Volkswagen Multivan and models of General Motors and Ford.
Source – PSA Group