Talbot Express (1984-1994)
The Talbot Express van was the last Talbot motor vehicle to be produced, sold solely in the United Kingdom.
A badge-engineered UK version of the Peugeot J5, it was made at the PSA Peugeot Citroën/Fiat joint-venture Sevel Val di Sangro plant in Atessa, central Italy, alongside the similar Fiat Ducato and Citroën C25. Production began in 1984 when the Talbot badge was withdrawn from passenger cars.
The Express' main competitors were the Ford Transit and Renault Trafic. Its Citroen/Peugoet engines are transversely mounted driving the front wheels. A 4x4 option was also available although now very rare. The petrol engine is a derivative of the Peugeot 504/505 unit, whilst the diesel one is from the Citroën CX diesel. Both are coupled to a Citroën gearbox.
In 1991, the series 2 Express was launched with an enlarged grille. Production was discontinued in 1994, when Peugeot finally discarded the Talbot marque.
The Express was very popular as a basis for campervan conversions.