Revised Peugeot Expert vans now WLTP compliant
Peugeot is launching a revised Expert van range, which will have Euro 6.2 WLTP compliant engines, available in four trim levels: S, Professional, Grip and Asphalt.
Expert Grip has been designed for van operators needing to maximise payload, load volume and can carry up to three passengers to locations where surface quality may be variable.
The Grip version benefits from a range of equipment designed for such arduous environments including: Moduwork® bulkhead with load-through flap, a dual passenger bench seat with fold-up outer seat and fold-down writing table, 20mm raised ground clearance, a 20mm thick sump guard and enhanced traction thanks to Grip Control. GRIP versions will offer payloads of up to 1,400kg and are equipped with 17-inch steel wheels fitted with all-season Mud and Snow tyres.
Asphalt meanwhile is aimed at van operators who make longer trips or numerous deliveries both inside and outside of urban areas. Models benefit from enhanced acoustic and thermal design to enhance comfort and refinement, while a range of driver assistance systems provides class-leading features and help to optimise safety.
Equipment includes Connected 3D Navigation and DAB radio with voice recognition. Park Assist 180° provides a significant manoeuvring aid, including front and rear sensors with blind spot monitoring as well as a rear camera providing a 180° view. These features can take stress off drivers, while also reducing the chance of accidents and vehicle damage.
Standard safety equipment includes Combining Lane Departure Warning System, Speed Limit Recognition and Recommendation, Driver Attention Assist and Smartbeam Headlights. The Drive Assist Pack includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Distance Alert System and Active Safety Brake
Connect SOS and Assistance is now fitted as standard and provides emergency geolocation call and assistance services, as well as in-built hardware for telematics solutions. PEUGEOT Connect SOS and Assistance would be triggered automatically in the event of an accident involving the vehicle, immediately sending an appropriate emergency call, while pinpointing the location of the vehicle.
On vehicles fitted with Connected 3D Navigation, the standard PEUGEOT Connect SOS and Assistance system removes the requirement for a tethered Smartphone to provide a data connection. Customers can sign up for a three-year free Connected 3D Navigation subscription which brings live traffic, weather, fuel and parking information.
All engines in the 2019 Expert line-up are fitted with S&S technology to reduce emissions and fuel consumption, particularly in queueing traffic. The latest Expert engines all comply with the WLTP fuel consumption and emissions testing Euro 6.2 requirements, ahead of the implementation date for all new light commercial vehicles in September. New to the Expert engine range is the 1.5L BlueHDi 100 diesel engine, which is already widely used in the PEUGEOT car range.
All other engines in the 2019 Expert range are 2.0L units. Based on the architecture of the outgoing Euro 6.1 engines, the new Expert is available with a BlueHDi 120 and BlueHDi 150 offered with a 6-speed manual transmission and the range-topping BlueHDi 180 engine. As previously, the BlueHDi 180 engine is only available with automatic transmission, but instead of the previous 6-speed efficient automatic EAT6 transmission, 2019 Expert models are equipped with the 8-speed EAT8 transmission offering further optimisation of fuel consumption and improved refinement.
Pricing for the new Expert range starts from £21,320 Basic M.R.R.P. for the Compact S Panel Van and up to £34,035 Basic M.R.R.P. for the Asphalt Crew Van.