The Partner light van is the first vehicle in the Peugeot range to incorporate new style codes of the Peugeot marque.
This is demonstrated by a new front face, redesigned headlamps for a new expression, new mirrors and a new two-material Lion badge on the bonnet.
Five latest generation Euro 5 engines (including four diesel engines) are offered with the new Partner. The e-HDi micro hybrid technology (with latest generation Stop & Start System) allows Peugeot's light van to take first place in the segment with best-in-class low CO2 emissions (L1 version, in the Combined Drive Cycle):
- 1.6 l HDi 75bhp 5-speed manual – 136g/km CO2
- 1.6 l HDi 92bhp 5-speed manual – 140g/km CO2
- 1.6 l e-HDi 92bhp 5-speed manual – 129g/km CO2
- 1.6 l e-HDi 92bhp 6-speed EGC manual – 123g/km CO2 (60.1mpg)
The L1 version reaches a capacity of 3.7m3 with the Multiflex seats folded a payload of 625 or 850kg and a loadfloor length of 1.80m. For the L2 long version, this offers a volume of 4.1m3, a payload of 750kg and a useful length of 2.05m.
In terms of safety the new Partner benefits from the latest technology with notably a structure with three force channels at the front, the availability of Electronic Stablity Control (ESP) or the possibility of having up to four airbags.
In addition to the variable speed limiter/cruise control, a speed governor is now offered as an option on the HDi engines. It can be configured by the dealership to one of four pre-set speeds as selected by the customer.
There are also driving assistance systems: rear parking assistance, automatic wiping, automatic lights, electrically folding and heated mirrors.
Phil Robson, fleet and used car director at Peugeot UK, said: “Peugeot is on a roll with its cohesive van range that includes the established Bipper, Partner, Expert and Boxer. With Euro 5 engines, re-styled new-look identity and the new ATV capability, we have an attractive commercial proposition for customers, and we know for those that presently operate our products they enjoy great durability and value.”
Deliveries of the new Partner start in April 2012.