The Eurovans are a family of large MPVs from the Citroën, Peugeot, Fiat and Lancia marques that were produced at the jointly owned Sevel Nord factory in France. The term Eurovan was not used by the brands themselves in sales literature, but rather by the motoring press to refer to the vans collectively. It was launched in March 1994, and production ceased in November 2010 for the Fiat and Lancia models, and in June 2014 for the Citroën and Peugeot siblings.[1]

2006 Peugeot 807 SE HDi 2.0 Front.jpg
Peugeot 807 (facelift), one of the four Eurovan versions
ManufacturerSevel Nord
ProductionMarch 1994 – June 2014
AssemblyFrance: Lieu-Saint-Amand (Sevel)
Body and chassis
ClassLarge MPV (M)
Body style5-door MPV
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
RelatedSevel Nord vans
SuccessorFor FCA:
Fiat Freemont
Lancia Voyager

For PSA:
Citroën Space Tourer/Peugeot Traveller
Citroën Grand C4 Picasso
Peugeot 5008 II

The Eurovans differ little technically and visually, being a prime example of badge engineering. They share mechanicals and body structure with the Sevel Nord light commercial vans, the Citroën Jumpy (Dispatch), Fiat Scudo and Peugeot Expert.[2]

The first generation Eurovans were marketed as the Citroën Evasion (Citroën Synergie in the UK), Fiat Ulysse, Lancia Zeta and Peugeot 806. The second generation models were all renamed, except the Fiat Ulysse, with the nameplates now Citroën C8, Lancia Phedra and Peugeot 807.

First generation (1994–2002)Edit

First generation
1998 Citroën Evasion
Also calledCitroën Evasion
Citroën Synergie
Fiat Ulysse
Lancia Zeta
Peugeot 806
ProductionMarch 1994 – September 2002
Body and chassis
PlatformSevel Nord vans[citation needed]

The first generation Eurovans were introduced in June 1994. They are smaller than American vans, like the Chrysler Voyager, which is also available in Europe. In contrast to the Toyota Previa, and like American minivans, they had sliding rear side doors, a trait they share with their commercial siblings. While the Voyager also came in "Grand" versions with elongated body and wheelbase (and the Espace followed suit in 1997), the Eurovans only came in one size.

The Eurovans were almost identical, the differences consisting in different grilles, lower tailgates/taillights, wheel covers/alloy wheels and exterior and interior badging, as well as different trim levels. In October 1998, the Eurovans were mildly facelifted.

Inside, the gear lever was mounted on the dashboard rather than on the floor, and the handbrake is on the door side of the driver's seat, which allowed for the removal of middle console and opened up a passage between the front seats. The seating configurations included two fixed seats (swivelling on some models) in front and three individual removable seats in the middle row, along with optional two individual removable seats or a three seater bench in the third row.


The first generation Eurovans utilized PSA's XU/XUD engines, regardless of brand. They were later replaced by the PSA EW/DW engine. All were mated to five speed manual transmissions, apart from the 2.0 16-valve EW petrol engine, which had an option of a four speed automatic.

Name Fuel Volume Output Torque Engine code Notes
1.8 8v Petrol 1,761 cc (1.761 L; 107.5 cu in) 99 PS (73 kW; 98 hp) at 5750 rpm 147 N⋅m (108 lb⋅ft) at 2600 rpm XU7 Not available for Lancia Zeta, phased out in 2000
2.0 8v Petrol 1,998 cc (1.998 L; 121.9 cu in) 121 PS (89 kW; 119 hp) at 5750 rpm 170 N⋅m (125 lb⋅ft) at 2650 rpm XU10 2C Not available for Lancia Zeta, phased out in 2000
2.0 16v Petrol 1,998 cc (1.998 L; 121.9 cu in) 132 PS (97 kW; 130 hp) at 5500 rpm 180 N⋅m (133 lb⋅ft) at 4200 rpm XU10 J4 Phased out in 2000
2.0 16v Petrol 1,997 cc (1.997 L; 121.9 cu in) 136 PS (100 kW; 134 hp) at 6000 rpm 190 N⋅m (140 lb⋅ft) at 4100 rpm EW10 J4 Optional automatic transmission; replaced all previous petrol engines in July 2000
2.0 8v Turbo Petrol 1,998 cc (1.998 L; 121.9 cu in) 147 PS (108 kW; 145 hp) at 5300 rpm 235 N⋅m (173 lb⋅ft) at 2500 rpm XU10 J2TE Phased out in 2000
1.9 8v TD Diesel 1,905 cc (1.905 L; 116.3 cu in) 90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp) at 4000 rpm 196 N⋅m (145 lb⋅ft) at 2250 rpm XUD9 Phased out in 2000, not available for Lancia Zeta
2.1 12v TD Diesel 2,088 cc (2.088 L; 127.4 cu in) 109 PS (80 kW; 108 hp) at 4300 rpm 250 N⋅m (184 lb⋅ft) at 2000 rpm XUD11 Phased out in 2000
2.0 8v HDi/JTD Diesel 1,997 cc (1.997 L; 121.9 cu in) 109 PS (80 kW; 108 hp) at 4000 rpm 250 N⋅m (184 lb⋅ft) at 1750 rpm DW10ATED PSA's new HDI engine, billed JTD by Fiat in spite of that; introduced in January 2000 to replace both previous diesels
2.0 16v HDi/JTD Diesel 1,997 cc (1.997 L; 121.9 cu in) 109 PS (80 kW; 108 hp) at 4000 rpm 270 N⋅m (199 lb⋅ft) at 1750 rpm DW10ATED4 16 valve version of HDi engine, introduced in 2001

Model differencesEdit

Citroën EvasionEdit

Citroën Evasion
Citroën Evasion

The Evasion (French: Évasion) was badged Synergie in the RHD markets of both the United Kingdom and Ireland. However, the car maintained the Evasion name in New Zealand. In October 1998, the Citroën Evasion got a slight facelift, including a larger logo and a restyling of the front grille and rear bumper.

Peugeot 806Edit

Peugeot 806 (facelift)
Peugeot 806

The 806 was named according to Peugeot's "x0x" system, where the first digit indicates model series (vehicle size/class) and the last indicates the generation, with a central zero. The largest Peugeot series then available was the executive saloon 605, so Peugeot chose 8, potentially leaving room for an in between model. The Eurovans were launched when Peugeot was replacing the "x05" with "x06" models, so it was appropriately labeled "806".

Fiat UlysseEdit

Fiat Ulysse
Fiat Ulysse

The Fiat was named after Ulysses, the Roman name for Odysseus, the hero of Homer's Odyssey. Like its siblings, the Ulysse range received a facelift in October 1998.

Lancia ZetaEdit

Lancia Zeta
Lancia Zeta

Following the traditional naming theme, Lancia named its variant with the previously unused Greek letter Zeta. With its big chrome grille, the Lancia served as the "premium" Eurovan, not available with base engines and exceptionally well equipped, with prices up to 20% higher than corresponding versions of other Eurovans.

The Zeta was not marketed in the UK.

Second generation (2002–2014) Edit

Second generation
Fiat Ulysse (second generation)
ProductionOctober 2002 – June 2014 (Citroën and Peugeot)
September 2002 – November 2010 (Fiat and Lancia)
Body and chassis
PlatformSevel Nord vans[citation needed]
Wheelbase2,823 mm (111.1 in)
Length4,727 mm (186.1 in) (Peugeot 807)
4,750 mm (187.0 in) (Lancia Phedra)
Width1,854 mm (73.0 in) (Peugeot 807)
1,863 mm (73.3 in) (Lancia Phedra)
Height1,752 mm (69.0 in) (Peugeot 807)
Curb weight
  • 1,783 kg (3,931 lb) (Lancia Phedra 2.2 JTD/94 kW)

In 2002, the second generation of the Eurovans was launched. The 807 itself was launched in June, followed by the C8 in July.[3] The floorpan, wheelbase, and postponement[clarification needed] were not transformed, but all exterior dimensions, including front and rear tracks, were increased. The increase in length of almost 30 cm greatly enhanced interior volume. The new Eurovans were afforded a much more bubbly, contemporary look, along with a modern looking dashboard with centrally mounted gauges.

The differences between the various versions were more marked, surrounding full front fascias and rear sections (including head and tail lights), as well as different interior colour themes. The middle and third row seats now had fore/aft sliders to increase flexibility and also adjustable backs. As with the first generation, a three seater bench seat was available in the third row, slotting into the standard third row seat runners, with back-lowering and tilt forward arrangements to increase boot space.

The Citroën C8 and Peugeot 807 also got a light facelift in February 2008. The Fiat and the Lancia were slightly wider than PSA vans, and the Phedra was also longer than other Eurovans.[4]

To highlight the launch of the V6 engine, Peugeot presented a design study called Peugeot 807 Grand Tourisme at the 2003 Geneva Motor Show. Despite the fancier four passenger interior and some mechanical and visual tuning, the car was essentially a top of the line 807.


The engine range comprised again of different versions of the PSA EW/DW engine, paired with either five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmissions. A six-speed manual option was added in the United Kingdom in the end of 2004. Additionally, top of the line versions came with the PSA ES V6.

All diesels were PSA's HDIs, but Fiat models used JTD badging.

Name Fuel Volume Output Torque Engine code Notes
2.0 16v Petrol 1,997 cc (1.997 L; 121.9 cu in) 136 PS (100 kW; 134 hp) at 6000 rpm 190 N⋅m (140 lb⋅ft) at 4100 rpm EW10 J4 Later replaced by the new 140 PS version of the same engine
2.0 16v Petrol 1,997 cc (1.997 L; 121.9 cu in) 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp) at 6000 rpm 200 N⋅m (148 lb⋅ft) at 4000 rpm EW10 A Replaced the 136 PS version; not available for Fiat or Lancia
2.2 16v Petrol 2,230 cc (2.23 L; 136 cu in) 158 PS (116 kW; 156 hp) at 5650 rpm 217 N⋅m (160 lb⋅ft) at 3900 rpm EW12 J4 Not available for Fiat or Lancia
3.0 24v Petrol 2,946 cc (2.946 L; 179.8 cu in) 207 PS (152 kW; 204 hp) at 6000 rpm 285 N⋅m (210 lb⋅ft) at 3750 rpm ES9 Added in 2003, only available with automatic transmission
2.0 16v HDi/JTD Diesel 1,997 cc (1.997 L; 121.9 cu in) 109 PS (80 kW; 108 hp) at 4000 rpm 270 N⋅m (199 lb⋅ft) at 1750 rpm DW10
2.0 16v HDi/JTD Diesel 1,997 cc (1.997 L; 121.9 cu in) 120 PS (88 kW; 118 hp) at 4000 rpm 300 N⋅m (221 lb⋅ft) at 2000 rpm DW10
2.0 16v HDi/JTD Diesel 1,997 cc (1.997 L; 121.9 cu in) 136 PS (100 kW; 134 hp) at 4000 rpm 320 N⋅m (236 lb⋅ft) at 2000 rpm DW10 BTED4
2.2 16v HDi/JTD Diesel 2,179 cc (2.179 L; 133.0 cu in) 128 PS (94 kW; 126 hp) at 4000 rpm 314 N⋅m (232 lb⋅ft) at 2000 rpm DW12 TED4 The engine code used in Eurovans is 4HW
Only available with manual transmission, in 2005 changed to six-speed
2.2 16v HDi/JTD Diesel 2,179 cc (2.179 L; 133.0 cu in) 170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp) at 4000 rpm 370 N⋅m (273 lb⋅ft) at 1500 rpm DW12 From 2008, a new 2.2 bi-TURBO

Model differencesEdit

Citroën C8Edit

Citroën C8
Citroën C8

Citroën chose to put the minivan in line with its new naming theme, where models were called Cx (x being a number roughly corresponding to the relative size of a given model), hence the Citroën C8.

Peugeot 807Edit

Peugeot 807
Peugeot 807

The 807 replaced the 806.

Fiat UlysseEdit

Fiat Ulysse
Fiat Ulysse

Fiat retained the Ulysse name for its second generation. The direct successor was the Fiat Freemont.[5]

Lancia PhedraEdit

Lancia Phedra
Lancia Phedra

As the new Lancias didn't use Greek letters in the 2000s (until the Lancia Delta was reintroduced in 2008), the new minivan was called Lancia Phedra, in honour of the Greek mythological figure Phaedra. The successor was the Lancia Voyager.

Sales and production figuresEdit

Year Worldwide Production Worldwide Sales Notes
807 C8 807 C8
2004 31,200[6] 24,000[6] 31,200[6] TBA
2005 28,100[6] 23,000[6] 27,500[6] TBA
2006 24,000[7] 20,000[7] 24,200[6] 20,300[7]
2007 20,200[7] 12,000[7] 21,100[6] 12,700[7]
2008 13,400[7] 8,500[7] 13,500[6] 8,800[7]
2009 6,200[8] 5,300[6] 7,100[8] 5,800[8]
2010 5,700[8] 5,500[6] 5,700[8] 5,500[8]
2011 6,376[3] 5,731[3] 6,345[3] 5,540[3] Total 807 production reaches 185,190 units.
Total C8 production reaches 143,761 units.[3]
2012 4,200[9] 3,700[9] 4,500[9] 4,100[9] Total 807 production reaches 189,400 units.
Total C8 production reaches 147,500 units.[9]
2013 TBA TBA 2,788[10] 2,760[10]
2014 TBA TBA 1,714[10] 1,586[10]
2015 - - 5[11] 12[11]


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