Peugeot has released details of the latest updates to its popular Partner small van — Peugeot’s version of the PSA group’s Citroën Berlingo, which has also been updated.
The new Partner will be available with the same range of five different diesel engine specifications, plus one petrol, which doesn’t appear to be offered on the Citroën, so could help the Partner gain a niche of its own among low-mileage and urban operators, or private buyers preferring a petrol (figures in brackets represent the reduction in CO2 emissions, according to Peugeot):
- 1.6-litre VTi 98hp, 5-speed manual with CO2 emissions from 147g/km (saving 17g);
- 1.6-litre BlueHDi 75hp, 5-speed manual with CO2 emissions from 110g/km (saving 21g);
- 1.6-litre BlueHDi 100hp, 5-speed manual with CO2 emissions from 110g/km (saving 22g);
- 1.6-litre BlueHDi 100hp S&S, 5-speed manual with CO2 emissions from 108g/km (saving 12g);
- 1.6-litre BlueHDi 100hp S&S ETG6, 6-speed electronic with CO2 emissions from 106g/km (saving 12g);
- 1.6-litre BlueHDi 120hp S&S, 6-speed manual with CO2 emissions from 112g/km (saving 22g).
As with all new models, the Partner has an increased dose of safety and driver assistance technology.
In addition to the standard safety equipment such as ABS, emergency braking assistance, ESP with traction control, Hill Start Assist and Direct under-inflation detection, using a pressure sensor fitted to each wheel, the new PEUGEOT Partner Van offers Active City Brake (automatic urban braking when there is a risk of collision is available as an option from trim level 1 from November 2015).
As well as potentially preventing collisions, Peugeot says that this system will also have a positive effect on the insurance group rating, and therefore running costs, a key factor for business users.
Cruise control and speed limiter are now standard from trim level 2, while a fixed limiter function also makes it possible to set four limit speeds as desired by the operator.
Finally, trim level 3 has been upgraded with the addition of front parking sensors and a reversing camera to the current rear parking sensors.
The Peugeot Partner will continue to be available in two lengths, L1 and L2, offering load lengths of 1.8m and 2.05m respectively. The Multiflex folding passenger seat will continue to be offered, the use of which enables long objects of up to 3m (L1) and 3.25m (L2) when the seat is folded up. Payloads will range from 625kg to 890kg.