Stellantis and Toyota are expanding their existing partnership with an agreement to build new large-size vans for the European market, including an electric version.
The new vehicle marks the third body type under the agreement, completing a full van line-up, with existing compact- and mid-size vans being joined by a larger brother.
Stellantis will supply Toyota Europe with the new van, which will also be sold under the Toyota brand. The vans will be produced at Stellantis’ plant in Gliwice, Poland and Atessa, Italy. The van is scheduled to release in mid-2024.
“With this third successful engagement, Stellantis is further demonstrating its expertise in the commercial vehicle segment and in developing battery-electric technology built to support a full range of needs,” said Carlos Tavares, Stellantis’ CEO.
“This agreement strengthens our leadership in the EU30 for LCVs and low emission vehicles and moves us a step closer to realizing our Dare Forward 2030 goal of becoming the undisputed global light commercial vehicle leader, in terms of technology, manufacturing, market share and profitability.”
Stellantis and Toyota have been producing commercial vehicles together for a decade now, with Toyota’s mid-size van being produced at Stellantis’ Hordain plant in France, which was then followed up by a compact van produced at the Stellantis plant in Vigo.
“We are pleased that we can extend this successful partnership through the introduction of a new large-size commercial van. It represents an important addition and completes our light commercial line-up for Toyota’s European customers. The new LCV will represent a key contribution to Toyota’s growth targets for its overall LCV line-up, alongside the Hilux pick-up, Proace and Proace City, enabling Toyota to provide a mobility solution in all segments of the LCV market,” said Matt Harrison, President and CEO of Toyota Motor Europe.