The Peugeot Partner is the UK’s bestselling light commercial van and has undergone a revamp which will be unveiled at this year’s Commercial Vehicle show.
The van maker is celebrating 120 years of production and is now gearing up for the full unveiling of its new van line-up which will include the Peugeot Partner Electric. The firm has added more detail to the previous announcement of a Partner upgrade.
Alongside the Partner at the CV Show will be the firm’s Expert, Boxer and Bipper vans which have helped Peugeot boost their sales by 50% in the last year.
Peugeot Partner gets a new look
That’s the largest growth of any van maker in the UK and the new Partner comes with a choice of six engines with power outputs from 75HP to 100HP.
Peugeot also says that its CO2 emissions and fuel economy have been boosted by 15% with the Peugeot Partner 1.6litre BlueHDi 100 model with stop/start having the segment’s lowest CO2 emissions of 108g/km.
Among the design tweaks is a new front end which features a revised headlamp cluster which matches the ‘face’ of the brand.
Technology and options for the new Peugeot Partner
Among the new technology options are a reversing camera, which will be available from November, and an active city brake which detects and helps to prevent accidents up to 20mph.
This braking system could be a boon for businesses because it usually leads to a lower insurance group rating.
The new Partner also comes with ABS, electronic traction control, tyre pressure sensors, hill start assist and emergency braking assistance.
Warranty and the Peugeot Partner Electric
On the SE trim models, a speed limiter and cruise control are now fitted as standard and for the Professional trim, the firm has front parking sensors and the rear view camera as options.
There’s also bound to be a lot of interest in the new Peugeot Partner Electric van which has zero emissions and a range of, potentially, 105 miles between charging.
The battery comes with a 60,000 miles or eight year warranty.
Those attending the CV show will also find out more about Peugeot’s new Grip Control which they say is pioneering technology to help vans drive in rough weather and difficult terrain.
From June, Peugeot is also introducing a satnav unit, along with TomTom, for its Professional range which the firm says it is crucial as it recognises that the needs of van drivers are changing.