PSA and GM to combine hands post 2016
|   Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Citroen, Peugeot and Vauxhall are all set to share the same platform for their upcoming launches. The car makers are hoping for this joint venture to launch vehicles post 2016. Mutual talks are on at the moment and the final decision will be taken shortly although a major part of the talks are complete.

The first vehicle to come out of this partnership will be an Opel / Vauxhall compact class multipurpose van and this vehicle is set to be based on the Peugeot 4007 or the Vauxhall Zafira.
The 4007 was initially developed in partnership with Mitsubishi and the total project will be shared among the three partner companies.

General Motors is planning to shut the doors to its Bochum plant in 2014 / 15 and this partnership is a result of this decision. The common vehicles are set to be launched post 2016 and the second possible vehicle in mind is a Vauxhall / Opel / Citroen multipurpose small vehicle. This could be a possible replacement to the current C3 Picasso and the Meriva.

The next generation vehicles are targeted at the European market and hence the vehicles are based on a more developed chassis and platform along with reduction in Co2 levels. The next generation vehicles could be seen as a replacement to the 208 / C3 / Corsa or any other vehicle in the same segment.

Although PSA is already being developed along with Toyota, the future of this partnership is currently uncertain. All the groups are set to work in unison once the projects are taken up and as a result the engineers and designers have to put in extra hours to reduce work pressure later.

Some of the vehicles have already finalized and their viability is being considered so far. The European market is the target market as the companies expect their innovative vehicles to be accepted in a market which is already full with the old technology. These new vehicles have a lot of mutual innovations and as a result their chance of being highly developed is greater.

General Motors in a joint statement have announced that the project is coming out quite well and the partner companies are bonding quite well. PSA and GM were on friendly terms for quite some time now and this has resulted in this partnership. The success of the different brands depends on this partnership and the futures of these companies are to be seen. Together the companies are planning to combine their resources and increase the purchasing synergies to explore the corporate world.

PSA and General Motors are both reputed companies in their respective nations and this partnership is set to result in the growth of the global economy. Moreover international partnerships work towards the betterment of the vehicles as engineers and ideas from the different parts of the world combine together to form something even greater.

Customers are awaiting the prospects of these partnerships and the resultant vehicles are what people are awaiting. Newer technologies are also expected off this partnership.
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