The Citroen C8 is what is known as a “eurovan,” one of the names applied to numerous identical large MPVs that were the result of a joint venture between Fiat and PSA known as Sevel. The cars are made in the Sevel Nord manufacturing plant in France.
The very first eurovans were the Citroen Evasion, Peugeot 806, Fiat Ulysse, and Lancia Zeta. Currently, the eurovans are in their second generation, of which the Citroen C8 is a part.
All of these eurovans pretty much look alike and work in a similar fashion. They are prime examples of what is known as badge Configurationering. Body structure and mechanicals on the Citroen C8 and other eurovans are shared with Sevel light commercial vans, such as the Peugeot Expert, Citroen Jumpy, and Fiat Scudo. Technically, these vehicles are more related to PSA than Fiat cars, as PSA is responsible for governing the Sevel Nord segment of the joint venture.
In the year 2002, the second generation of eurovans was introduced. While nothing was altered on the floor plan, wheelbase, or suspension setup, all of the exterior dimensions on the vehicles were increased, as were the rear and front tracks. There was also greater interior capacity on the Citroen C8.