Peugeot has confirmed that its relationship with Toyota – which spawned the Peugeot 107, Toyota Aygo and Citroen C1 – will continue with the launch of the new Peugeot 108.
The replacement for the VW up!-rivalling 107, will be built alongside a new Aygo and C1 at the existing plant in the Czech Republic, although the new cars are unlikely to go on sale before 2014. The relationship between the French and Japanese companies in Europe will extend to include a new generation of vans.
Meanwhile Peugeot boss Maxime Picat has also said that the company isn’t looking for any other partnerships beyond it’s newly-formed alliance with GM and its existing relationship with BMW.
Picat told Auto Express that Peugeot and Citroen would be working with GM on two B-segment supermini-sized models with one expected to be an SUV, a new C-segment small family hatch-sized car and a D-segment 508/Insignia-sized model.
Peugeot’s deal with BMW to build small petrol engines is set to continue, too, with Picat saying, “We have enough partnerships right now, we just need to make sure they all work well.”