The new Peugeot Expert is destined to further strengthen the lion-brand’s sales position within the light commercial vehicles market in Europe.
New Peugeot identity codes, mirrored on the newly launched Peugeot 2008 SUV, have been adopted to give the new Expert van a strong, robust, and attractive character. Built on a brand-new vehicle base, Peugeot’s modular EMP2 platform, the new Expert introduces innovative features to the segment for the first time.
The Peugeot Expert’s proportions are sleek and harmonious, with compact overhangs and wheels positioned at the four corners to give it a powerful presence and suggesting manoeuvrability and optimal use of internal space. The new elevated vertical grille features the lion in the centre while the front bumper houses the distinctive Peugeot LED light signature. The short, high bonnet sits above the wide, protective bumper, tailored to the daily needs of professionals.
The low side protections and the solid black front bumper, that integrates air inlets across the entire width of the car, emphasises the robust look of the new Peugeot Expert.
On board, the Peugeot Expert offers improved ergonomics and driving comfort. The step provides easy access to its elevated seating position. The vertically positioned instrument panel, touch screen, and steering wheel, immerse the driver in an environment somewhere between the SUV for the commanding position and the saloon for comfort. Robust materials are matched to ergonomic controls for maximum comfort and control.
The new Peugeot Expert is designed to respond to a variety of different uses and the search for efficiency by professionals. Thanks to the modular EMP2 platform, the new Peugeot van combines compact external dimensions with maximum load capacities which are so vital in this segment. The new platform makes it possible to achieve a weight reduction of between 100kg and 150kg, depending on the engine options, compared with the previous generation Peugeot Expert.
The new Peugeot Expert offers a number of latest generation features that are rare or exclusive in the segment: the hands-free sliding side doors are unprecedented in the market; the advanced modularity of the passenger space with Moduwork, the head-up display and sign reading system with speed limiter recommendation are also unique in the segment; the Active Safety Brake and automatic switching to main beam lamps, are rare in the segment.
For the first time ever, one of the brand’s vehicles is equipped with new voice-control connected 3D navigation and real-time traffic information, VisioPark 1 reversing camera with 180° overhead rear view, and rear view zoom and Driver Attention Alert.
It arrives in Ireland this summer. Prices and equipment levels will be announced closer to launch.