Van, Truck, Trailer, Bus and Coach Aftermarket News in Ireland

Peugeot to unveil trio of new models at national ploughing championships

Gowan Distributors Limited, Peugeot importers in Ireland, will unveil a trio of new models at the National Ploughing Championships, September 18-20 at Screggan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

The new Peugeot 508, the Rifter MPV and the new Partner van will each make its Irish debut on the Peugeot stand, ahead of official launches in early 2019.

Colin Sheridan, Sales and Marketing Director at Gowan Distributors said: “Year to date the Peugeot brand has enjoyed an excellent sales performance; the fastest growing brand, Peugeot has seen a 46 per cent increase in new car registrations with our van range maintaining a top five position. We look forward to continued consumer interest with the arrival of three very important new models. The National Ploughing Championships prove every year to be the perfect platform to launch new models, and we anticipate strong attendance on the Peugeot stand.”

The new Peugeot 508’s exterior design is sharper and sleeker than that of its predecessor, while Peugeot says that the car’s interior boasts the latest generation of the Peugeot i-Cockpit.

Replacement to the popular Partner Tepee MPV, the new Peugeot Rifter is versatile and practical. Borrowing SUV characteristics from its big brother 3008 and 5008 SUVs – a high ride height, large wheels, wheel arches and rear bumper protection – proportions are perfectly balanced. Equipped with the Peugeot i-Cockpit, it features high levels of safety and comfort equipment, petrol and diesel engines and is available in two lengths, with five or seven seats. The new Rifter will land in Ireland in late 2018, ahead of 191-registrations.

The all-new Partner is the brand’s first light commercial vehicle to feature the Peugeot i-Cockpit as standard. Offering the perfect balance between convenience, practicality and drivability, the new Partner is available in both standard and long body, to swallow goods measuring up 2.16m in length. It delivers a load capacity of up to 4.4m3 and payloads ranging from 650KG to 1000KG.

A range of new petrol and diesel engines will be launched on the new Partner in 2019, with a choice of both manual and automatic transmission. The new Partner will launch in Ireland in early 2019.