Actualités Peugeot

New Partner enhances the operation ability of business users

  • 26/02/2015
  • Commercial cars
Presented on the occasion of the Algiers Motor Show, the new Peugeot Partner and Partner Tepee both benefit from changes in styling and technology. The assertive design of the front includes a new grille, similar to the brand’s other models.

Their robustness, new modern and connected equipment, as well as a range of more economical and powerful Euro 6 engines, make the new Peugeot Partner and Partner Tepee even more appealing. In their BlueHDi 100 S&S versions, both have record CO2 emissions figures in their segments of just 106 and 109 g/km respectively.

Perfectly in tune with their time, they still do not forget the fundamental reasons for their success: reliability, flexibility and unequalled modularity combined with benchmark loading capacity and a comfortable cabin.

Greater robustness with a more expressive design

The design of the front of the new Peugeot Partner and Partner Tepee, a mark of strength and expressiveness, continues the revision of the LCV range started in 2014 with the new Peugeot Boxer.

Laid out between the headlamps with their redesigned outlines, the new grille carries the Peugeot Lion at its centre. It dominates the enveloping new bumper with its tight lines, the whole giving the new Peugeot Partner and Partner Tepee a more vertical look and greater perceived robustness.

New patches applied to the bumper surface, reinforce the robustness of the front end and offer the advantage of being easily replaceable in the event of scrape or minor impact. They house the front foglamps and the LED daytime running lamps (available according to trim level). The light signature is emphasised by these DRLs, positioned low down at each end of the bumper. This ensemble gives it its solid stance and the effect of an extended vehicle.

Finally, all trim levels of the new Peugeot Partner now benefit from the option of a dual exterior personalisation offer through the Look Pack and the Full Look Pack.

A wide range of engines with fuel consumption figures among the lowest in the market

The new Peugeot Partner has wide range of latest generation engines that meet the Euro 6 emissions standard.

In total, six VTi petrol and BlueHDi Diesel engines are available at launch, delivering from 75 to 120 hp. They meet the varying needs of business users, while having fuel consumption and CO2 emissions that are 15 % lower on average than the engines replaced.

The 1.6 litre BlueHDi 100 S&S version has record CO2 emission in the segment from 109 g/km, with both manual and electronic gearbox.

The BlueHDi engines offer optimum driving enjoyment due to their improved torque and power figures, together with the adoption of a 6-speed manual gearbox on the BlueHDi 120 version.

Aligned with the servicing interval for the vehicle, the AdBlue additive is topped up directly next to the fuel filler flap, so this operation is made easy for business users that cover more than 12, 500 miles (20, 000 km) a year.

This range is rounded off with the Partner Electric version with 0g/km of CO2, while delivering 67 hp and having a range of 105 miles (170 km). Its electric drive train and battery now carry an 8-year or 60,000 miles (100, 000 km) warranty.

The 1.6 HDi 75 and 1.6 HDi 90 Euro 5 engines will continue to be available until June 2016.

The best safety and driving assistance systems

To ensure safety, ease driving and preserve the vehicle over time, the new Peugeot Partner offers a wide range of modern and technological driving and safety systems.

In addition to the standard safety equipment such as ABS, emergency braking assistance, ESP with traction control, Hill Start Assist and Direct under-inflation detection using a pressure sensor fitted to each wheel, the new Peugeot Partner offers Active City Brake (automatic urban braking when there is a risk of collision available as an option from trim level 1 from November 2015).

As well as allowing an accident to be avoided or the seriousness of an impact to be reduced, this system also has a positive effect on the insurance group rating, and therefore running costs, a key factor for business users.

Cruise control and speed limiter are now standard from trim level 2. A fixed limiter function also makes it possible to set 4 limit speeds as desired by the customer.

In addition to the rear parking sensors already standard on trim level 3, the new Peugeot Partner offers front parking sensors and a reversing camera, available as options. Manoeuvres are thus made easier and the vehicle better protected.

Grip Control is a system that provides enhanced traction; it remains a reference in the segment and allows the vehicle to continue to make progress on roads or tracks with poor grip.

Mobile office: functional and connected

The Peugeot Partner offers a drivers cab perfectly adapted to business use.

The tall driving position gives optimum vision and ergonomic instruments and controls with a steering wheel adjustable for height and reach – rare in the segment- and the gear lever located on the dashboard. In addition, the 3rd centre passenger seat at the front benefits from a normal level of legroom, unique in the segment, with the ETG6 gearbox and its rotary control knob on the dashboard instead of a gear lever.

Close to 60 litres of storage space is available in the cabin for the use of passengers and the driver. The closed space in front of the steering wheel and the writing table on the back of the folding backrest of the central seat are particularly useful for business users.

The new Peugeot Partner is connected to its time, but also to the activities of business users, themselves more and more connected.

It includes the best of vehicle connectivity to meet the demand for these new uses:

- The new telematic system together with a perfectly integrated large 7” colour touch screen, fitted as standard on trim level 3 and an option on trim level 2, with Bluetooth, USB port, auxiliary jack socket, voice recognition and the MirrorScreen function with compatible smartphones   

- Navigation, available as an option, displays speed limits and traffic information with mapping for Europe.

On the new Partner, Peugeot also offers a connected solution to optimise the management of a company’s fleet:  Peugeot Connect Fleet Management.

This service offer is based on the 5 preoccupations of fleet managers: increasing productivity, improving service quality, improving working conditions, making the most of travelling staff and reducing the overall running cost of the vehicles.

Benchmark load carrying and flexibility

To meet the differing needs of business users, the Peugeot Partner offers a wide range of body styles, the choice between : 2 lengths L1 at 4.38 m and L2 at 4,63 m, a crew cab version with a folding bench seat in row and a floor cab for body converters.

The Peugeot Partner is characterised by its modularity and load capacity, for which it is a benchmark in its category.

Available in two lengths, it offers load volumes that are among the most generous in the segment.

Its load volume attains 3.3 m3 for an L1 with a load length of 1.80 m and 3.7 m3 for an L2 with a load length of 2.05 m. This load

capacity rises to 3.7 m3 for an L1 and a load length of 3 m and to 4.1 m3 for an L2 with a load length of 3.25 m due to the Multiflex seat.

With its benchmark load width of 1.62 m and 1.23 m between wheel arches, the Peugeot Partner is capable of accommodating 2 Euro pallets (1.2 m x 0.80 m) in its short L1 version. Its asymmetric side-hinged rear doors with 180° opening make loading particularly easy.

Its payload varies from 625 to 890 kg as an option on L1, and is up to 750 kg on L2, among the best in the category.

With its Multiflex seat, the new Peugeot Partner retains the exclusive modularity which has been a feature of the vehicle since its launch. This equipment, unique in the small van segment, copied but never equalled, allows:

- 3 people to be seated at the front. This practical feature is greatly appreciated by business users, allowing them to carry employees and their tools from one job to another, keeping journeys to a minimum

- A flat floor to be obtained, with a load volume up to 400 litres and a load length greater than 1.20 m, while still retaining the ability to carry 2 people, thanks to the folding outer passenger seat

- Tall loads to be transported thanks to the outer passenger seat cushion which can also be lifted onto the backrest

- A mobile office function due to the writing table included into the back of the central seat backrest

- Additional load space, lockable with a padlock.