New Peugeot 108 to be built with Toyota

23 Nov, 2012 9:27am Steve Fowler

Peugeot has confirmed it will continue its partnership with a new city car

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."

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Worked well for PSA, the 107 is a success and is built as a Toyota.

Interesting to see Toyota use PSA as a van partner, funeral parlours around the country rejoice at the prospect of a new Hiace ;)

Oooh, peugeots poor build and reliability mixed with Toyotas poor build and recalls - should be interesting!

...and yet, the 107/C1/Aygo have been very well received. Maybe you should get out more.

Toyota have excellent build quality, every manufacturer has recalls but Toyota are upfront about it and re call cars. Other manufacturers (Ie: BMW) deny there is anything wrong!

Any partnership is a benefit for PSA, but the 107 is the least successful of the three. It's neither as cute as the C1 nor does it have the reliability perception of the Aygo.

Indeed so. There is always a lot of silliness when it comes to "the badge". The 107/C1/Aygo are essentially clones from the same factory. Just as clonal are the VW/Skoda/SEAT equivalents. None of these vehicles suit my needs/tastes but they will be fine for many. Just buy the cheapest and forget badge stupidities as well as received opinions