New Peugeot Boxer revealed
The new Peugeot Boxer is being developed in conjunction with the new Citroen Relay and the Fiat Ducato. The new Relay and Ducato are expected to appear at the 2014 Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham later this month.
Peugeot has given its new Boxer van more modern exterior and interior styling as well as more efficient engines and more driving features to improve safety and convenience.
The new front-end of the Boxer features daytime running lights as standard, with LED lamps available optionally.
Inside the Boxer van has improved interior materials and leather interior trim is also available optionally.
Peugeot is offering its new Boxer van with the choice of three different wheelbase lengths – measuring 3m, 3.45m and 4.04m. These wheelbases are available with a total of four vehicle lengths, three heights and eight body combinations.
Bodystyles available for the new Boxer include panel van, seven-seater crew cab, flat bed, tippers and dropsides.
The engine line-up for the Peugeot Boxer van includes five diesel units. There’s a 2.2-litre HDi turbodiesel which can produce outputs of 109bhp, 128bhp or 148bhp. There’s also a 3.0-litre turbodiesel available producing 178bhp.
The 128bhp 2.2-litre turbodiesel can be specified with start-stop engine technology which saves on fuel and emissions particularly when the van is idle in traffic.
With this technology the 2.2-litre turbodiesel allows fuel consumption that is among the best on the market, and with an average reduction of 5g/km in CO2 emissions too.
Standard safety features onboard the new Boxer includes Lane Departure Warning System, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System and Hill Start Assist. Peugeot’s Grip Control is also available optionally, delivering improved traction on surfaces with low grip like mud, snow or ice.
Depending on the chosen specification, buyers of the new Boxer also benefit from rear parking sensors, a reversing camera and adjustable cruise control and speed limiter.
In terms of luxuries the new Boxer offers a range of audio systems, with the option of DAB. As standard the van offers Bluetooth hands-free telephone operation and a USB port.
An exclusive feature in the segment, a 5-inch colour touch screen, standard on ‘Professional’ models, allows the operation of all functions. This includes audio streaming, reading SMS text messages and even integrated satellite navigation.
Overall the new Peugeot Boxer range can deliver commercial vehicle users more variety, lower running costs and greater protection when driving.