The New Peugeot Partner, which made its public debut at the Commercial Vehicle Show in April, is now available to order, priced from £13,215 for the panel van and £15,285 for the crew van (excluding VAT).
The fourth generation Partner is equipped with new Euro 6 engines, additional features and a new front-end design which features a contemporary new nose and fresh headlamp styling, bringing it into line with the new Peugeot family face already seen on other recently launched vehicles.
Inside, modifications mean that the L1 version has the capacity for 2 Euro pallets.
Among the engines in the range are new VTi petrol and BlueHDi diesel units, which meet Euro 6 standards. The full engine-line up is as follows:
- 1.6-litre VTi 98 Petrol 5-speed manual Euro 6
- 1.6-litre HDi 75 5-speed manual
- 1.6-litre HDi 92 5-speed manual
- 1.6-litre HDi 92 ATV with Grip Control 5-speed manual
- 1.6-litre BlueHDi 100 S&S 5-speed manual Euro 6
- 1.6-litre BlueHDi 100 S&S 6-speed ETG Euro 6
Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are on average 15% lower than the outgoing units. The 1.6-litre BlueHDi 100 S&S version now has emissions from 108g/km and comes with either a manual or electronic-controlled automatic gearbox.
Available in S, SE and Professional trims, new features have been added at every level. Cruise control and a speed limiter are now standard from SE, while front parking sensors and a reversing camera are now on the options list.
Professional vans now come with a TomTom GO 5000 sat-nav fitted as standard (and also on Bipper and Expert vans). It clips magnetically to a charging dock mounted on the A-pillar, enabling the five-inch touch-screen to be within handy reach.
A first for the New Partner range is ‘Active City Brake’, which will be available across the range from November this year. It 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.
One model expected to prove particularly popular with multi-drop businesses which operate mainly in urban areas is the Panel Van EV. It provides a zero-emissions driving range of up to 106 miles between charges, and comes with an eight-year/60,000-mile battery warranty and is priced at £21,300 (excluding VAT).