Peugeot-Citroen announces plans for new pickup

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Planned pickup part of PSA Push to Pass growth plan

PSA Peugeot-Citroen has announced details regarding their Push to Pass growth plan for 2016 to 2021. The plan includes no less than 26 new passenger cars and 8 light commercial vehicles. Included in the plan a one-ton pickup.

Following the “one new car, per region, per brand and per year” strategy, the pickup will join the brand's global lineup soon. Peugeot-Citroen have never produced a one-ton pickup throughout its history, making it the company's first-ever light truck. The company did make a small car-based pickup called the Hoggar. The Hoggar was based on the 207 and featured a 500 kg payload capacity.

Peugeot-Citroen did not go into detail regarding the new pickup but reports say it will not be an in-house design. Instead, reports are pointing towards a partnership with a different manufacturer, mainly Toyota. Peugeot-Citroen and Toyota have long been producing cars together which started with a trio of A-Segment cars, namely the Citroen C1, Peugeot 107 and Toyota Aygo. The most recent product of the collaboration involved a van. These are the Citroen Jumpy, Peugeot Traveller and Toyota Proace. The Toyota Hilux may soon get French equivalents in the future but PSA has yet to confirm the reports.

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