The collaboration was established in 1996 with the release of the first generation of the Renault Master and Opel/Vauxhall Movano vans. Earlier this year, a new generation for these vehicles was launched, offering an extended model range. This includes rear wheel driver versions, as well as multiple factory conversion that cater for various needs.
“Earlier this year, the new generation of these products was successfully launched with an extended model range including rear wheel drive versions and a number of factory produced specially converted vehicles,” stated the press release.
The new agreement covers the next generation of the Opel Vivaro and Renault Traffic commercial vehicles. The sister models are being developed together, but will benefit from dedicated sales and marketing pathways. The companies have not released additional details for the future commercial vehicles.
“The renewed agreement covers the next generation of the Opel Vivaro and Renault Trafic models. While the sister models are being jointly developed, they are independently marketed and sold through the respective brand’s distribution channels. There are many aspects of the project to discuss and agree. No further details regarding the product specification, investments or business arrangements will therefore be communicated at this point in time,” stated the press release.