Published on Thursday 18 May 2017 in Van News
Peugeot's Boxer has a lot of history behind it and loyalty from its users. And with the latest facelift packing Euro 6 engines in the same wallet-friendly and durable large panel van package, it's got to be on your wish list. Vanarama Content Editor Tom Roberts reports.
Let's get down to it: the Boxer looks great. Swept styling and a mean little floating grille make it look really modern. It's been designed this way to fit in with the manufacturer's cars new look, and it's sure to turn some heads no matter where it is. Oh, and the inside of the driver cabin has had plenty of attention from the finish to the fit.
Peugeot has also paid a lot of attention to the engine range – there's plenty of new modifications to be benefitted from, especially from their improved durability. The 2.2 and 3.0-litre engines of the previous generation have been replaced with a 2.0-litre BlueHDi range of motors pegged at 110bhp, 130bhp and 160bhp – with the latter two available for specification with Stop/Start with dramatically enhances mpg and running costs. All six-speed manual transmission, no automatic option is available at present.
How will it hit your pocket?
Straight away, the figure you want is mpg. For the 110bhp and 130bhp versions, you'll be looking at achieving a heady figure of 47.1mpg. For the large panel van sector, that's a solid report and with Stop/Start you'll register lower CO2 emissions too. All-in-all that's a great result: frugal and kinder to the environment.
Is it practical?
In short, yes. It's a large panel van and that means space, space and more space – and with four body types and three roof types available, there's a format for everyone. The load space is also one of the widest available at 1,870mm with the tallest model offering an interior height of 2,172mm.
Gross weight range runs from 3,000kg to 4,005kg. That's huge, although the upper limit puts you into HGV licence territory, so be careful how much you put in the back.
How does it drive?
The upper end of the engine range will, of course, give you a bit more driving flexibility, but the Boxer performs well across the board. It's light, has good visibility and the controls are easy to reach in the comfortable cabin. Perfick!
Can I lease it from Vanarama?
Yes you can, just head to the Peugeot Boxer deals page and take a look at the deals we've got today.