BRUSSELS (Reuters) -- General Motors and alliance partner PSA/Peugeot-Citroen will build all three planned joint vehicle programs on the French automaker's platforms, the companies said today.
PSA CEO Philippe Varin and GM Vice Chairman Steve Girsky presented more details of their cooperation plans at a press conference in Brussels. The automakers last year unveiled a broad-based partnership to share development costs and cut European losses.
A future generation of small cars such as the Opel Corsa and Citroen C3 will be based on a PSA vehicle platform, the companies said.
PSA will also develop a family of minivans/crossovers to replace its Peugeot 3008 and the Opel Zafira, while GM will draw up successors to the Opel Meriva, Citroen C3 Picasso minivans and Peugeot 2008 crossover. Both vehicle categories will use PSA platforms.
The first vehicles from the shared development programs are due in 2016.
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