Peugeot unveils revised Boxer van


Peugeot is the first of a trio of van manufacturer partners to show the new version of its large panel van, with fresh styling and new technology.

The Peugeot Boxer, developed in conjuction with the Citroen Relay and Fiat Ducato, has a new-look front end with standard daytime running lights, or LED versions as options, while there is a range of extra safety features available.

Lane Departure Warning System continuously reads the road using a camera placed above the interior mirror.

If the driver crosses a continuous or broken line without using the direction indicators, a warning lamp appears in the dashboard and an audible alarm is given on the side that the line was crossed.

This feature is standard equipment on the four-tonne van, and is available as an option on other models in the range.

The Grip Control enhanced traction front-wheel drive system, where specified, now comes with hill descent control as standard.

A new programmable cruise control and speed limiter system is standard on the Professional model or optional on other models.

Rear parking sensors are standard on the Professional model and available as an option on other models using four ultrasonic proximity sensors fitted in the rear bumper, while s a new, optional reversing camera with an overlays function is also available.

The new range of audio systems, with the option of DAB, offers as standard Bluetooth hands-free telephone operation and a USB port.

An exclusive feature in the segment, a five-inch colour touch screen, standard on Professional models, allows the operation of all functions, such as audio streaming, reading SMS text messages andas standard.

The Boxer comes with a choice of 110hp or 130hp 2.2-litre HDi diesel engines, with stop/start technology helping reduce CO2 emissions and fuel consumption on the 130hp variant. There is also a 180hp 3.0-litre HDi.

Service intervals are up to 30,000 miles, while body styles are carried over from the earlier version of the van, offering gross vehicle weight options from three to four tonned, and load volume up to 17 cu m. The van will go on sale this summer.

Citroen will unveil the revised Relay to the public at the Commercial Vehicle Show on April 29, while the Fiat Ducato is also expected to break cover around the same time.

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