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New Partner van brings Euro-6 engines

15 May 2015 #News #Top Stories #Van

Peugeot is updating its best selling Partner van, with the introduction of Euro-6 engine options, a redesigned front end and improved connectivity for the driver.

There are four diesel vans on offer, all using the firm’s 1.6-litre BlueHDi engine. They start with a 75hp model boasting 110g/km of CO2, a drop of 21g/km over the previous HDi 75 model.

Three versions of the new 100hp engine are available: the standard five-speed manual; a five-speed manual with Stop & Start; plus Stop & Start with a six-speed automatic transmission. Peugeot expects up to 50% of Euro-6 sales to be the 100hp engine, with around 30% of customers opting for the 75hp model.

The company will continue to offer Partner with the previous HDi 75 and HDi 90 Euro-5 engines in the UK, until June 2016. It is also considering a 98hp 1.6-litre for the UK, that is already offered on the Continent, and there may also be a 1.2-litre PureTech petrol engine available in 2016. European markets also get a 120hp version of the diesel engine with a six-speed manual gearbox, but as yet this is not intended for UK customers, other than in the Partner Tepee people carrier.

The Euro-6 diesel vans come with a 17-litre AdBlue tank, with a cap in the same filler flap as the diesel tank. The AdBlue, which helps reduce NOx emissions, is expected to last for up to 12,500 miles, and needs to be topped up between services.

The additional weight of the AdBlue tank and dosing system has in part been offset by fitting a smaller diesel tank and Peugeot claims there has been no loss of payload on any Partner model. The smaller fuel tank is possible thanks to improved fuel efficiency, with Peugeot claiming up to 68.9mpg for the people-carrying Tepee version.

The increasingly popular Professional trim level will include a touchscreen infotainment system, that can be used as a monitor for a new reversing camera. Peugeot will also offer Active City Braking on Partner from November this year.

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