The new Peugeot Expert is destined to further strengthen the lion-brand’s sales position within the light commercial vehicles market in Europe. New Peugeot identity codes, mirrored on the newly launched Peugeot 2008 SUV, have been adopted to give the new Expert van a strong, robust and attractive character. Built on a brand-new vehicle base, Peugeot’s modular EMP2 platform, the new Expert introduces innovative features to the segment for the first time. Carrying a maximum load of 1400kg, it is available in three lengths, from the new Compact version at just 4.60m up to 5.30m. It is a van particularly well suited to city life, with a reduced height of 1.90m. It has the highest safety level in its category, achieving a 5-star rating in Euro NCAP tests. It arrives in Ireland this summer. Prices and equipment levels will be announced closer to launch.
The Peugeot Expert’s proportions are sleek and harmonious, with compact overhangs and wheels positioned at the four corners to give it a powerful presence and suggesting manoeuvrability and optimal use of internal space. The new elevated vertical grille features the lion in the centre whilst the front bumper houses the distinctive Peugeot LED light signature. The short, high bonnet sits above the wide, protective bumper, tailored to the daily needs of professionals. The low side protections and the solid black front bumper, that integrates air inlets across the entire width of the car, emphasises the robust look of the new Peugeot Expert.
On board, the Peugeot Expert offers improved ergonomics and driving comfort. The step provides easy access to its elevated seating position. The vertically positioned instrument panel, touch screen and steering wheel, immerse the driver in an environment somewhere between the SUV for the commanding position and the saloon for comfort. Robust materials are matched to ergonomic controls for maximum comfort and control.
Available in three lengths and with two or three seats in the front, Peugeot Expert offers up to 6.6m3 of useful space and 1400kg of useful load with a useful length of 4m. The Standard and Long versions, at 4.95m and 5.30m, are designed for the core market. The Compact 4.60m version, unique in the segment, allows loads of up to 5.1m3 and 1400kg, with a useful length of 3.32m. Its reduced dimensions and overhang allow the new Peugeot Expert to offer great manoeuvrability, particularly popular with professionals working in urban areas on a daily basis. Its reduced height of 1.90m, rare in this segment, guarantees the new PEUGEOT Expert access to all car parks.
To respond to professionals’ needs, the new Peugeot Expert is further available in combi guise, as a people carrier with up to nine seats, as a platform cab as a conversion base and as a crew cab, with five or six fitted or fold-up seats.
The new Peugeot Expert is designed to respond to a variety of different uses and the search for efficiency by professionals. Thanks to the modular EMP2 platform, the new Peugeot van combines compact external dimensions with maximum load capacities which are so vital in this segment. The new platform makes it possible to achieve a weight reduction of between 100kg and 150kg, depending on the engine options, compared with the previous generation Peugeot Expert.
The combination of this platform with Peugeot’s BlueHDi engine options allows Peugeot Expert to achieve record fuel consumption levels. With a 1.6 BlueHDi 95bhp and 115bhp engine and a 2.0 BlueHDi 120bhp, 150bhp and 180bhp automatic on offer, consumption ranges from 5.1l/100km to 6.1l/100km, with CO2 from 133g to 151g.
The BlueHDi engine options incorporate SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) upstream of the additivated DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter). They also meet the Euro6 standard with the most effective pollution control technology on the market. Their AdBlue 22.4l tank provides a range of 15,000km. AdBlue is filled up easily using the exterior filling flap, located in the middle pillar, which is invisible when the driver’s door is closed.
The new Peugeot Expert offers a number of latest generation features that are rare or exclusive in the segment: the hands-free sliding side doors are unprecedented in the market; the advanced modularity of the passenger space with Moduwork, the head-up display and sign reading system with speed limiter recommendation are also unique in the segment; the Active Safety Brake and automatic switching to main beam lamps, are rare in the segment; for the first time ever, one of the brand’s vehicles is equipped with new voice-control connected 3D navigation and real-time traffic information, VisioPark 1 reversing camera with 180° overhead rear view and rear view zoom and Driver Attention Alert.