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PSA Peugeot Citroën and Toyota announce the birth of triplets, two French and one Japanese.

PSA Peugeot Citroën and Toyota announce the birth of triplets, two French and one Japanese. The March 2005 Geneva Motor Show will mark the official announcement, with sales to start soon thereafter, but the proud parents couldn’t resist sharing preliminary details with the public.

 

Vehicle
Peugeot 107


Toyota Aygo


Citroën C1
Length
3428 mm
(134.9 in.)

3405 mm
(134.0 in.)

3429 mm
(135.0 in.)
Width
1630 mm
(64.2 in)

1615 mm
(63.6 in.)

1630 mm
(64.2 in.)
Height
1470 mm
(57.9 in.)

1465 mm
(57.7 in.)

1470 mm
(57.9 in.)

 

 

The trio will be built at the joint Toyota Peugeot Citroën Automobile (TPCA) plant in Kolin, Czech Republic. Annual capacity is 300,000 vehicles, with Toyota taking 100,000. Power comes from either a 1.0-liter inline four-cylinder gasoline engine or a 1.4-liter diesel. The parents say their children will play exclusively in Europe, where the entry-level minicar segment is growing. Vacations are out of the question as the birthing process—including R&D and start-up costs—is estimated to have cost €1.5 billion.