Monday 24 October 2016

Peugeot plan number of firsts with the new Expert

Cathal Doyle

Published 08/06/2016 | 02:30

Peugeot Expert
Peugeot Expert
Peugeot Expert interior

The mid-sized van market gets a welcome shake-up this summer with the arrival of the joint collaboration between PSA and Toyota, namely the Peugeot Expert, Citroen Dispatch and Toyota ProAce triumvirate.

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We'll be reporting next week on first drives of the Peugeot Expert taking place in Paris quite soon.

We are being told to expect some innovative features for the van segment.

These will include: Ω Hands-free sliding side doors Ω A heads-up display Ω And sign reading system with speed limiter recommendation

A first for any Peugeot vehicle will be voice-control connected 3D navigation and real-time traffic information.

Now into its third generation, the Expert is built on PSA's EMP2 platform.

This allows for modular design and the flexibility to come in three different lengths.

It offers up to 6.6 cubic metres of load space, while the all-important payload maxes out at 1,400kg.

The 1.6-litre and 2-litre HDi diesel engines come in six power outputs.

These range from 95bhp to 180bhp.

They're telling us the Euro 6 power plants are capable of record fuel consumption levels for the segment.

Which means they are capable of up to 5.1 litres/100 km (or 55.4 mpg).

It's expected to arrive here towards the end of the summer, with prices and equipment levels to be announced closer to launch.

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