The new Peugeot Traveller Combispace and Traveller Shuttle receive their public unveilings at the Geneva Motor Show 2016.
Awarded five stars in recent Euro NCAP tests and built on Peugeot’s latest efficient EMP2 modular platform, the Peugeot Traveller offers up to nine seats and the French carmaker says it exudes elegance, quality, strength and practicality.
Peugeot claims its Euro6 BlueHDi engines are equipped with the most efficient pollution control technology on the market with a selective catalytic reduction system and diesel particulate filter to boast CO2 emissions from 133g/km (5.1 l/100km ) and crowning it best-in-class in the segment. It arrives in Ireland this summer.
Adopting the now-familiar Peugeot LED light signature, an elevated new vertical grille and quality finish right down to the tiniest detail, the new Traveller range has a robust, modern appearance.
With a reduced overhang and compact dimensions, it offers easy handling for everyday use. Available in three lengths and combining compact exterior dimensions with internal roominess, a standard version (4.95m ) and a long version (5.30m ) is on offer, whilst a 4.60m compact version, unique in the segment, comfortably accommodates up to nine people.
The Peugeot Traveller offers up to 1,500 litres of boot space (up to 4,900 litres with the seats removed ). Its height of only 1.90 m is rare in the segment and guarantees the Peugeot Traveller’s entry into covered car parks.
Choice between combispace or shuttle
Professionals and private individuals in this segment have different needs, depending on their activities and the people or customers that they are carrying. The Peugeot Traveller therefore comes in two ranges, Combispace or Shuttle, each with two levels of finish.
Described by Peugeot as a perfect family motoring solution, the Combispace Active and Allure versions are available with five, seven or eight seats. Whether doing the weekly shopping, dropping children to school, or rounding everyone up for a family outing, the Traveller Combispace adapts to all family motoring needs, thanks to its multiple sliding or removable seat configurations.
A step provides easy access to elevated seating positions. For rear passenger entry on board, all versions are equipped with motor-operated sliding side doors. Depending on the version chosen, rear passengers enjoy either separate leather sliding armchairs with elbow rests or 2/3–1/3 split sliding bench seats, with individually reclining backrests.
A child mirror, aviation tablets on the back of the front seats, sunblinds in row two, a luggage cover shelf and opening rear window are standard equipment. A multi-functional roof, standard on the Combispace Allure level, includes LED mood lighting, individual reading lights, and soft diffusion climate control, separate from the individual air vents.
Four 12V sockets, a 230V socket and USB port are provided for charging any mobile device. Tinted windows on Allure versions protect passenger privacy, whilst the two separately concealable glass roof panels provide light and a panoramic view of the sky.
For professional people carriers, the Shuttle Business version is available with five to nine seats, while a Business VIP version is available with six or seven seats. The Shuttle Business model can be configured exactly according to the professional’s needs and the ease of access to row 3 seats is remarkable; a single control folds the seat back and provides a wide passage to a rear bench seat.
The Traveller Business VIP model offers rear-seat passengers a lounge configuration with four separate seats facing one another or five seats with the three-seater bench seat option in row three. The interior ambience is functional and dedicated to passenger comfort: leather seats, mood lighting, tri-zone climate control with soft diffusion function separate from the air vents and an optional glass roof, unique to the segment. An optional retractable sliding table provides an area conducive to work for a business customer.
The Traveller offers a wide range of latest generation safety and assistance equipment. This includes hands-free sliding side doors which are new to the market, as they can be opened or closed with a simple foot action.
New Peugeot 2008 also debuts
Six weeks after the Peugeot 2008 DKR, the French carmaker also presented the world premiere of the new 2008, the brand's compact SUV, in Geneva.
The 2008 entered the ring in 2013 with compelling virtues. Peugeot says customers love its elegant design and dynamic features. There has been continual growth in volume globally, making it Peugeot's most successful international product. In Europe this success is illustrated by a place in the segment's top three which has been firmly established since the launch.
To compound this performance, the Peugeot 2008 has been given a bold SUV design, with power and appeal. Its wheel arch extensions (from Allure level ), vertical front grille and lower protection trim confirm its robustness designed for everyday use. The new ultimate red colour epitomises the appeal and power of the new 2008.
Access, Active and Allure levels are complemented by the superior GT Line. This new trim, already available on key Peugeot models (208, 308 and 508 ), adds a sports theme to the red/black treatment.
Peugeot claims the new 2008 gives the driver a unique feeling of control and its i-Cockpit® embodies these driving characteristics: intuitive, agile and safe.
The grip control an enhanced traction control system, extends the usability of the 2008 to all types of road conditions. It is combined with mud and snow certified winter tyres.
The mirror screen uses MirrorLinkTM and Apple Carplay® technology and, along with the reversing camera, equips the Peugeot 2008 with active cty brake and park assist, rare in this segment.
All versions have that distinctive benchmark dynamic behaviour. The Euro 6 engines ensure high-level driving pleasure while remaining fuel efficient. Four versions are best-in-lass in their segment, including the 1.2L PureTech 130 S&S with six-speed manual gearbox.