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New Peugeot Partner van debuts at the Commercial Vehicle Show

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New Peugeot Partner van debuts at the Commercial Vehicle Show

PEUGEOT in 2015 is celebrating 120 years of light commercial vehicle production, and what better way to mark such a significant anniversary than with the debut of the new Partner van. It's taking centre stage at this year's Commercial Vehicle Show (at the NEC, Birmingham, 14th - 16th April) and is joined on the stand by other vehicles from the brand's award-winning, four-model LCV range.

The Bipper, Partner, Expert and Boxer vans illustrate perfectly how PEUGEOT offers everything a British business needs to keep it moving –  exceptional versatility, high-quality durability, outstanding  reliability, stylish design, desirable specification and great value.

PEUGEOT enters its 120th year of LCV business in a position of strength. LCV sales in the UK  were up more than 50% last year – the largest market growth of any LCV  manufacturer. Sales reached 32,254 units and PEUGEOTended the year as  the fourth largest company in the market, a jump of two places compared  to 2013 and a market share that grew by over 2% from 7.7% in 2013 to 9.8% in 2014.

Attracting most attention at the NEC will be the enhanced PEUGEOT Partner van, the UK’s favourite in the compact sector and one of the UK’s most popular  LCVs. Since 1996 its practical one-box body style has shaped the  segment, fulfilling an ‘everyday workhorse’ role for business users who  demand outstanding efficiency and robustness.

New for 2015, to be launched in June, the new PEUGEOT Partner has a wide range of engines which sees the introduction of a Euro 6  variant. In total, six engines / gearbox combinations are available,  delivering from 75 to 100hp, with fuel consumption and CO2 emissions achieving, on average, 15% lower than the predecessor model. The 1.6-litre BlueHDi 100 S&S version has the lowest CO2 emissions in the segment, just 108g/km, with either manual or electronic controlled gearboxes.

The Partner’s contemporary new front end features a revised headlamp design and is in line with the new face of the Brand.  New technology available includes an optional reversing camera and, from November 2015, optional Active City Brake.

This is an automatic urban braking system which activates when a risk of  collision is detected, up to speeds of 20mph.  By helping to avoid  accidents, or reduce the seriousness of an impact, it has a positive  effect on the insurance group rating and running costs – a key factor  for business users.

Also on PEUGEOT’s stand at the NEC will be the Partner Electric van, with zero emissions and a potential range of 105  miles between charges. Its battery carries an eight-year / 60,000-mile  warranty.

With it are examples of the PEUGEOT Bipper, Expert and  face-lifted Boxer, which benefitted from a restyle and enhanced  specification in 2014. This helped the Boxer to achieve a top three  sales position in the K3 (3.26t-3.5t) and K4 (3.5t-5.0t) sectors during  2014.

PEUGEOT is also using the CV Show to illustrate how  versatile its range is when faced with the UK’s diverse terrain and  weather. A key element to this is Grip Control, a pioneering technology which allows PEUGEOT LCVs to keep business drivers on schedule in the most demanding conditions.

TomTom, a semi integrated unit, will be introduced from June to the entire  PEUGEOT Professional range, recognising the evolving needs of a  professional van driver.  The PEUGEOT stand will feature a preview of  this with an interactive TomTom display.

Innovative use of video  with a large screen at the rear of the Boxer van will showcase the wide  range its product features and accessories, that include; versatile load capacity, practical cabin storage, hands-free communication systems,  satellite navigation and state-of-the-art security.

Interactive iPads will demonstrate the on-line PEUGEOT resources available to help Fleet Managers

  • PEUGEOT Compare – created using totally independent data
  • Mobile tax app
  • Fleet tax guides

Visitors to the 2015 Commercial Vehicle Show can find PEUGEOT in Hall 5, at stand 5F100.


PEUGEOT revolutionised the small van segment in 1996 with the Partner Van and  its original one-box body style, entirely designed to meet the growing  demand from business users for efficiency and robustness.

A  second, then a third, generation PEUGEOT Partner Van continued to  develop the definition of a compact van, with its spaciousness, comfort  and modularity remaining the reference in the segment.

In the  compact van segment, the worldwide annual sales for the third generation PEUGEOT Partner Van continues to grow. It had almost doubled in 2014  compared to the first full year on sale in 2009. During the same period, its market share outside Europe grew by more than 15%, reaching 20%.

To meet the needs of business users and enhance their operational ability, the PEUGEOT Partner Van adds to its benchmark utility and dynamic  qualities: modernity, robustness and increased efficiency, with lower  running costs.

In its styling, other than the new front end, the  headlamps with their redesigned outline give the Partner Van a modern  look that is different from the new Partner Tepee, due to the specific  internal design of the headlamps.

Modern technologies to deliver efficiency and functionality

The new PEUGEOT Partner Van is available with the latest generation Euro 6  engine that meets the stringent emission standards and produces fuel  economy among the lowest in the market.

In total, six VTi petrol,  HDi and BlueHDi diesel engines are available at launch, delivering from  75 to 120hp. They meet the varying needs of business users, while having low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions that are 15% lower on average than the engines replaced:

  • 1.6-litre VTi 98hp, 5-speed manual
  • 1.6-litre HDi 75hp, 5-speed manual
  • 1.6-litre HDi 92hp, 5-speed manual
  • 1.6-litre HDi 92hp, ATV with Grip Control
  • 1.6-litre BlueHDi 100hp S&S, 5-speed manual
  • 1.6-litre BlueHDi 100hp S&S ETG6, 6-speed electronic

The 1.6 HDi 75 and 1.6 HDi 92 Euro 5 engines will continue to be available until June 2016.

The 1.6 litre BlueHDi 100 S&S version has record low CO2 emissions in the segment from 108g/km, with both manual and electronic controlled gearbox.

The BlueHDi engines offer optimum driving enjoyment due to their improved torque and power outputs.

Aligned with the servicing intervals for the vehicle, the AdBlue additive is  topped up directly next to the fuel filler flap, so this operation is  made easy for business users that cover more than 12,500 miles  (20,000km) a year.

This range is supplemented with the Partner Van Electric version with zero emissions, delivering 67hp and having a  potential range of 105 miles. Its battery carries an 8-year or 60,000  miles warranty.

The best safety and driving assistance systems

To ensure safety, ease of driving and preservation of the vehicle over  time, the new PEUGEOT Partner Van offers a wide range of modern and  technological driving and safety systems.

In addition to the  standard safety equipment such as; ABS, emergency braking assistance,  ESP with traction control, Hill Start Assist and Direct under-inflation  detection, using a pressure sensor fitted to each wheel, the new PEUGEOT Partner Van offers Active City Brake (available as an option, from the S trim (level 1), from November 2015). As well as allowing an accident to be avoided, or the seriousness of an impact to be reduced, this system  also has a positive effect on the insurance group rating and therefore  running costs, a key factor for business users.

Cruise control and speed limiter are now standard from the SE trim (level 2). A fixed  limiter function also makes it possible to set four limit speeds as  desired by the operator.

In addition to the rear parking sensors  already standard on the Professional trim (level 3), the new PEUGEOT  Partner Van offers front parking sensors and a reversing camera  available as options. Manoeuvres are thus made easier and the vehicle  better protected.

Grip Control is a system that provides enhanced  traction; it remains a reference in the segment and allows the vehicle  to continue to make progress on roads or tracks and surfaces with low  grip.

Mobile office: functional and connected

The PEUGEOT Partner Van offers a drivers cab perfectly adapted to business use.

The tall driving position gives optimum vision and ergonomic instruments  and controls with a steering wheel adjustable for height and reach –  rare in the segment- and the gear lever located on the dashboard. In  addition, the 3rd centre passenger seat at the front benefits from a normal level of legroom, unique in the segment, with the ETG6  gearbox and its rotary control knob on the dashboard instead of a gear  lever.

Close to 60-litres of storage space is available in the  cabin for the use of passengers and the driver. The closed space in  front of the steering wheel and the writing table on the back of the  folding backrest of the central seat are particularly useful for  business users.

The new PEUGEOT Partner Van is connected in real time, but also to the activities of business users themselves.

It includes the best of vehicle connectivity to meet the demand for these new uses:

  • The new telematic system together with a perfectly integrated large 7”  colour touch screen, fitted as standard on Professional trim (level 3)  and an option on SE trim (level 2), with Bluetooth, USB port, auxiliary  jack socket, voice recognition and the MirrorScreen function with  compatible smartphones;
  • TomTom semi-integrated navigation standard on Professional versions.

Benchmark load carrying and flexibility

To meet the differing needs of business users, the PEUGEOT Partner Van  offers a wide range of body styles, the choice between two lengths: L1  at 4.38m and L2 at 4.63m, a crew cab version with a folding bench seat  in row and a floor cab for body converters.

The PEUGEOT Partner Van is characterised by its modularity and load capacity, for which it is a benchmark in its category.

Available in two lengths, offering load volumes that are among the segments most generous

Its load volume attains 3.3m3 for an L1, with a load length of 1.80m and 3.7m3 for an L2, with a load length of 2.05m. This load capacity rises to 3.7m3 for an L1, with a load length of 3m and to 4.1m3 for an L2, with a load length of 3.25m due to the Multi-flex seat.

With its benchmark load width of 1.62m and 1.23m between wheel arches, the  PEUGEOT Partner Van is capable of accommodating 2 Euro pallets (1.2m x  0.80m) in its short L1 version. Its asymmetric side-hinged rear doors,  with 180° opening, make loading particularly easy. Its payload varies  from 625kg to 850kg as an option on L1 and is up to 750kg on L2, among  the best in the category.

With its Multi-flex seat, the new  PEUGEOT Partner Van retains the exclusive modularity which has been a  feature of the vehicle since its launch. This equipment, unique in the  small van segment, copied but never equalled, allows:

  • Three  people can be seated at the front. This practical feature is greatly  appreciated by business users, allowing them to carry employees and  their tools from one job to another, keeping journeys to a minimum
  • A flat load floor, with a load volume up to 400 litres and a load length  greater than 1.20m, while still retaining the ability to carry two  people, due to the folding outer passenger seat
  • Tall loads to be transported, due to the outer passenger seat cushion which can also be lifted onto the backrest
  • A mobile office function due to the writing table included into the back of the central seat backrest;
  • Additional load space, securely lockable with a padlock.
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