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Platform Sharing Done Right: The PSA Group

May 17th, 2021

Not all vans, cars and other vehicles are unique. In fact, many new vans are based on older models of the same manufacturer. However, did you know that some vans are based on vehicles from rival manufacturers? This is possible because several of the best-known names in the motoring industry are owned by the same group. Here, we take a look at who The PSA Group is, which car brands they own and some of the vehicles they manufacture which are based on each other.

Who Is The PSA Group?

The PSA group is a well-known organisation that owns the likes of Peugeot, Citroen and Vauxhall. The group also merged with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in 2019 to further expand its reach across the industry. Through these mergers and acquisitions, The PSA Group can share technology, engineering standards and other features across the brands they oversee. As such, many of your favourite new Peugeot vans will be based on new Citroen vans and so on. So, if there’s a particular feature you don’t like about your Peugeot Boxer, you could switch to a Citroen Relay without getting too bogged down in the differences to the driving experience.

Van Groupings

Under The PSA Group, several vans are based on each other. Here, we take a look at some of the groupings.

Fiat Ducato, Peugeot Boxer and Citroen Relay

The Fiat Ducato, Peugeot Boxer and Citroen Relay vans are all made on the same production line as part of The PSA Group. This means that, for all intents and purposes, they are the same van with a different badge on the front! Both the Peugeot Boxer and Citroen Relay have the same engine, but there are some differences in the trim. The Fiat Ducato uses a Fiat engine but again is essentially the same vehicle with slightly different trim detail and a Fiat badge.

Vauxhall Vivaro, Peugeot Expert and Citroen Dispatch

Much like the previous grouping, the Vauxhall Vivaro, Peugeot Expert and Citroen Dispatch are all very similar in terms of the engine used, features and key metrics such as brake horsepower and top speed. The main difference between the vans, again, is the trim and the badge on the front! With all of these vans, you will have the same choice between engine size, whether you want a long or short wheelbase and sometimes a choice of the crew cab and chassis type. However, these choices are the same across the three vans.

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