More details of the alliance between General Motors and PSA Peugeot Citroen have been announced.
The new Vauxhall Zafira and Peugeot 3008 will both share platforms under the agreement which was made between PSA and GM last February. The platform will be designed and built by PSA, with the first models expected to hit the road in 2016.
GM, meanwhile, will take care of the platform for the companies' B-Segment MPVs, designing a new platform which will be used by the next-generation Vauxhall Meriva, the new Citroen C3 Picasso and an all-new Peugeot-badged MPV which will sit below the 3008 in the Peugeot range.
The two firms will also cooperate on their next-gen B-segment models, which will eventually replace cars such as the Vauxhall Corsa, Peugeot 208 and Citroen C3. These models could be fitted with PSA's air-hybrid technology.
In addition to this, the two companies are also collaborating on a new generation of small, fuel efficient, three-cylinder petrol engines which will be based on the existing EB three-cylinder unit currently in service in the Peugeot 208.