In co-operation with Citroen, Peugeot is developing the next generation Partner which is Berlingo in the Citroen model range.

The little utility vans had a restyling in fall 2002 but will be replaced by a new model in 2006 for launch at the Paris Motor Show.

According to these first prototype shots of the Peugeot version , the vans look considerably bigger, have larger window panes (still disguised on the photos) and a large sliding door on the right. The new Partner/Berlingo passenger version is rumoured to seat up to seven passengers and is set to rival vans like Fiat Doblo and VW Caddy.

Gallery: Spy Photos New Peugeot Partner