Upgrade packages enhance Peugeot’s commercial vehicle offerings
information supplied by: Peugeot South Africa
14 June 2012
Upgrade packages enhance Peugeot’s commercial vehicle offerings
Peugeot South Africa has announced a series of upgrades to its commercial vehicle range. The updates apply to the Partner, Expert and Boxer ranges, and depending on model, vary from fresher exterior styling and redesigned exterior elements to technical improvements.
The update is expected to give further momentum to surging Peugeot commercial vehicle sales, which have shown significant growth since last year.
“Our total sales of commercial vehicles in 2011 grew by 40 percent, compared to 2010 levels, and we are expecting a further 40 percent sales increase for 2012,” says Francis Harnie, managing director of Peugeot SA.
Harnie says the applications offered by Peugeot’s commercial vehicle range suit a variety of user profiles, from entrepreneurs to small businesses, medium enterprises and large companies.
“The updates have been designed to further improve our commercial vehicle offering. They follow on our earlier announcement that our vehicles are now covered by a class-leading five-year/100 000 km service plan.
“The service plan, together with our three-year warranty, emphasises Peugeot SA’s commitment to its customers, and our confidence in the quality and longevity of the Peugeot product range,” Harnie concluded.
PEUGEOT PARTNER: FRESHER INSIDE AND OUT
The Peugeot Partner has undergone a series of improvements, including a fresher appearance and a revised interior. The range has also been extended with the addition of a third engine derivative.
In aesthetic terms, the new Partner gains a more robust look, thanks to a revised front end that also features a bolder treatment of the updated Peugeot Lion trademark. A more aggressive radiator grille, and revised headlights, ensure a more prominent and contemporary appearance.
While the cabin layout and design has retained its fresh, ergonomically efficient approach, new cloth upholstery for the bench seat makes for a more appealing ambience. As before, the Partner is equipped with both driver and passenger airbags, while ABS anti-lock brakes are standard, too.
Access to the voluminous cargo space is via a single sliding door on the side, in addition to the side-hinged rear door. The sliding door allows an impressive loading aperture of 640 mm wide and 1 100 mm high, making even large items easy to load and unload.
The Partner offers and impressive total cargo volume of 3,3 m3
, while its 850 kg payload is the best in its class.
Under the bonnet, the engine choice offered on the Partner range has been increased to three with the addition of a second 1.6-litre petrol unit. The new engine has a maximum power output of 66 kW at 6 000 r/min, coupled to a torque peak of 132 Nm at just 2 500 r/min. A five-speed gearbox drives the front wheels.
The new engine is impressively economical, with a combined-cycle fuel consumption figure of 8,2 litres/100 km, improving to 6,8 litres/100 km during open-road cruising. The CO2
emissions rating comes to 195 g/km.
The more powerful 1,6-litre petrol engine, with 78 kW and 142 Nm on tap, is retained, as is the 1,6-litre HDi turbodiesel unit, which is credited with 66 kW and 215 Nm. However, both engines feature reduced CO2
Partner 1.6 Petrol 66 kW R164 390
Partner 1.6 Petrol 78 kW R174 680
Partner 1.6 HDi 66 kW R188 400
The Partner range is offered with a five-year/100 000 km service plan as standard, together with a three-year warranty.
PEUGEOT EXPERT: MORE ATTRACTIVE, AND GREENER, TOO
Peugeot’s Expert Tepee Leisure has already become a firm favourite among both families seeking a spacious and practical transport option, and as a professional transport vehicle in the burgeoning shuttle and corporate transport market.
The updated Expert Tepee offers a revised styling package, while it is now powered by a Euro 5-compliant engine, which offers enhanced efficiency and reduced emissions.
The front-end appearance of the Tepee features a bolder approach, with a more prominent display of Peugeot’s Lion logo above a revised radiator grille that now features a grey, opaque finish garnished with chrome trim.
The result is smarter and more dynamic than before, while underlining the Peugeot brand identity even more effectively than before.
The updated 2.0-litre HDI turbodiesel engine is now Euro 5-compliant and has a maximum output of 94 kW at 4 000 r/min, while maximum torque comes to 320 Nm at 2 000 r/min. A six-speed manual gearbox is standard.
Fuel consumption in the combined cycle is a frugal 6,6 litres/100 km, and drops to just 6,0 litres/100 km during open-road cruising at the legal limit. The CO2
emissions rating comes to 172 g/km.
In the case of the Expert Tepee Leisure, an exceptional 3 122 mm wheelbase creates a roomy interior with three rows of seating that can accommodate up to eight occupants, together with a generous 1 239 litres of luggage space.
Practicality is enhanced with the provision of generous storage facilities throughout the cabin, including a lockable glove compartment, door panel binnacles, storage pockets and cup holders (including cup holders for third seat row occupants. The rear seats are also fitted with retaining nets to safely secure smaller items.
The Expert Tepee scores high marks in safety terms. A rigid passenger safety cell ensures protection for all occupants in the case of a collision, while programmed crumple zones absorb impact forces.
ABS brakes with Electronic Brake Force Distribution are standard, as are airbags for both the driver and front passenger. Remote central locking with an integrated alarm is included, too.
The Expert Panel Van benefits from the same updates to the front-end styling as the Tepee Leisure people carrier, with a bolder treatment of the Lion monogram, and more contemporary grille.
Two large sliding doors each create a loading aperture of 924 mm wide and 1 293 mm high, providing convenient access to the Expert’s massive 5,0 m3
of cargo space, while hinged doors at the rear further enhance accessibility and practicality.
As in the case of the Tepee Leisure, the Expert panel van sets high safety standards, including a cab protected by a ladder frame chassis and a load restraint device, while crumple zones are programmed to deform progressively, absorbing impact forces in the process.
The Expert Panel Van is also equipped with ABS brakes with EBD as standard, together driver and passenger airbags, and remote central locking. In addition, the cargo area and the cab can be locked independently.
The Expert Panel Van also gets a Euro 5-compliant 2,0-litre HDi engine offering improved levels of efficiency. While the output remains unchanged at 88 kW at 4 000 r/min and 300 Nm at 2 000 r/min, fuel consumption has been reduced.
The Expert Panel Van now consumes diesel at a rate of 7,3 litres/100 km in the combined cycle, with an open-road consumption figure of just 6,5 litres/100 km. The HDi engine’s CO2
emissions are rated at 194 g/km.
Expert Tepee Leisure R374 500
Expert Panel Van R272 500
The Expert range is offered with a five-year/100 000 km service plan as standard, together with a three-year warranty.
PEUGEOT BOXER: MORE POWER, MORE ECO-FRIENDLY
Peugeot’s Boxer has earned itself an enviable reputation for workhorse capability, reliability and low running costs. The good news is that the latest Boxer has just become an even more attractive proposition for business owners seeking a cost-effective cargo carrier.
The Boxer range is now equipped with Euro 5-compliant engines, which not only enhances performance due to an increase in power, but should also reduce operating costs as a result of reduced fuel consumption.
The new, Euro 5-compliant version of the 2,2-litre HDi turbodiesel engine now delivers 96 kW at 3 500 r/min, together with a torque maximum of 320 Nm at 2 000 r/min. This compares favourably with the 88 kW and 320 Nm of the previous, Euro 4 engine.
The 3,0-litre HDi powerplant has also been uprated to Euro 5 status, with commensurate gains in power and torque. Output now comes to 130 kW at 3 600 r/min and 400 Nm at 1 400 r/min, compared to the 115,5 kW and 400 Nm of its predecessor.
Fuel consumption and emissions have been reduced across the entire Boxer range. The Boxer X250 2.2 HDi Medium now sips diesel at a rate of 9,1 litres/100 km in the combined cycle, with a CO2 emissions rating of 240 g/km.
The Boxer X250 2.2 HDi Long High’s combined-cycle consumption comes to 9,3 litres/100 km, together with CO2 emissions of 246 g/km, while the 2.2 HDi Extra Long’s figures are 9,3 litres/100 km and 248 g/km.
The 3.0 HDi Extra Long also consumes 9,3 litres/100 km, with CO2 emissions of 241 g/km.
Boxer L2H1 2.2 HDi M – 3.3 tonnes R324 600
Boxer L3H2 2.2 HDi LH – 3.5 tonnes R341 910
Boxer L4H2 2.2 HDi XLH – 4 tonnes R356 400
Boxer L4H2 3.0 HDi XLH – 4 tonnes R371 900
The Boxer range is offered with a five-year/120 000 km maintenance plan.
ends - June 2012
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