PEUGEOT has a long history of vans, starting in 1950. More than 1.8 million vans have been produced, nearly a million of which are PEUGEOT Boxers of the 3 generations produced since 1994.
The market segment represents around 500,000 vehicles a year in Europe. It is gaining some momentum with growth of 0.24% between 2010 and 2013. During the same period, the 3rd generation PEUGEOT Boxer, sold since 2006, increased its market share in Europe by 0.5% and up by 1.3% since launch – with sales outside Europe growing by 35%. The new PEUGEOT Boxer, on sale from the second quarter of 2014, will allow this momentum to be increased.
The new PEUGEOT Boxer has been designed for a new era and to suit the multiple uses of business users, who have high demands in terms of quality, running costs and efficient operation in service.
Proven quality of design
Robustness and durability put to the test
“Reliability and durability are naturally key factors in the purchase of a commercial vehicle, as they enhance the product’s function, performance and desirability to affect the resale value in particular. We are committed to an in-depth approach to quality in use and durability, so as to be at the level better than our competitors. These are essential levers in the Brand’s move up-market and the new PEUGEOT Boxer is a strong demonstration of this”, says Philippe Pelletier, Quality Director.
The specification for the new PEUGEOT Boxer includes a quality imperative expressed at all levels: design, build quality, reliability, noise suppression and durability.
The quality of its design, as with the Brand’s cars, is focused on two key areas:
The result of this work can be seen in the tests referred to as ‘quality in use’ that simulate typical ageing in service with customers.
During the development phase of the new PEUGEOT Boxer, the work done on improvement to durability and noise reduction was in the areas of:
To ensure a high level of reliability and endurance, compatible with intensive use in service for the new PEUGEOT Boxer, more than 2.5 million miles have been driven, in the most extreme conditions, covering full load, half load and empty situations, on all types of roads, including poor surfaces and mountainous areas.
Reliability and durability have also been proven by special tests, among which were:
Quality at delivery for the new PEUGEOT Boxer has also received close attention. In addition to the quality control checks made in the factory during all phases of production, more than 1,800 cosmetic and functional checks are made on each vehicle at the end of the line.
Placing the new PEUGEOT Boxer in its time through a strong and modern identity, including the Brand’s styling cues, adapted to the commercial vehicle world, was the challenge taken up by the PEUGEOT Design Department.
A commercial vehicle must be practical and sturdy, but must also enhance its business users, as it contributes towards the image of their company and business. The new resolutely modern front end is evocative of power and strength. The bonnet, with its pronounced lines is underlined by the Brand badge. The wide grille – inspired by the new PEUGEOT 308 – is surrounded by a metallic grey finisher that appears to be machined from solid.
The new PEUGEOT Boxer adopts a very expressive, feline and technological look, reinforced by the grille continuing up to the headlamps, which now include daytime running lamps as standard with LEDs as an option.
Its new imposing bumpers provide maximum protection and include in the lower part, two circular recesses to receive, as an option or standard, the front foglamps, made of polycarbonate for greater strength. Just above, two rectangular recesses serve as steps to facilitate cleaning the windscreen. The rear end is enhanced by the Brand badge and a new lighting signature, which emphasises the modernity of the new PEUGEOT Boxer and provides improved visibility from the side for rear lighting.
In the functional and comfortable interior, the new PEUGEOT Boxer also shows improvements in elegance and perceived quality. The steering wheel adopts a more modern form and gives a feeling of strength from the first touch. To improve comfort and handling, it can be trimmed in leather as an option.
The dashboard receives a new control panel with a new range of audio systems, while the new black ‘Darko’ cloth punctuated with red and grey is adopted for the seats, with the brown Achille trim as an option. The whole effect contributes towards the perception of improved quality and modern appearance of the cabin.
An easy and safe drive
To ensure safety and an easy drive, the new PEUGEOT Boxer offers a wide range of modern and technological equipment to help with driving and safety.
ABS, ESP, EBA - Emergency Braking Assistance, a driver’s airbag and electric windows are all part of the standard equipment, together with a steel bulkhead between the cabin and the loading area, contributing towards better noise suppression.
For anti-theft protection, it is fitted with:
To protect occupants and to suit the various uses of the vehicle by the customer, the new PEUGEOT Boxer offers numerous active and passive safety systems:
The new PEUGEOT Boxer also has safety and driving assistance systems:
Other driving and manoeuvring assistance systems complete the equipment:
Modern equipment devised for business users
The new PEUGEOT Boxer offers a wide choice of equipment, allowing the cabin to be turned into a true mobile office.
The functional cabin offers various storage areas, as well as a document holder and writing table built into the folding backrest of the centre seat.
The new range of audio systems, with the option of DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting), offers as standard Bluetooth hands-free telephone operation and a USB port.
An exclusive feature in the segment, a 5’’ colour touch screen, standard on Professional models, allows the operation of all functions, such as audio streaming, reading SMS text messages andas standard – which is unprecedented in the segment – or an option, a new integrated satellite navigation system, as well as the display of the image from the reversing camera.
Competitive and controlled running costs
Maintenance costs and fuel consumption among the lowest in the market
The new PEUGEOT Boxer is available with a range of five Diesel engines of the latest generation with particle filter (FAP) that meet the Euro 5 emissions standard:
The arrival of Stop & Start technology on the 2.2-litre HDi 130 allows fuel consumption that is among the best on the market, and with an average reduction of 5g/km in CO2 emissions too.
Maintenance costs for the new PEUGEOT Boxer are among the lowest in the market thanks to:
A version for every application
The new PEUGEOT Boxer offers the widest choice of bodies in the market so can adapt to all uses and every business requirement and trade. Based on three wheelbases (3m, 3.45m and 4.04m), the versions are available in four vehicle lengths (L1, L2, L3 and L4) and three heights (H1, H2 and H3), of which eight bodies combinations are available from 8 to 17m3.
The new PEUGEOT Boxer is also available in other versions to meet the needs of particular trades:
A very large number of conversions possible
The base range for motorhome conversions is available as a van or chassis cab, and has in particular the option of, when-static, rotating front seats.
Record loading efficiency
Ease of loading has not been overlooked on the new PEUGEOT Boxer.
It offers the largest useable volume with an overall length of just 6.36m, around 50cm to 1m more than the competition.
It also has one of the widest ranges of Gross Vehicle Weights, with a range of five GVWs from 3 to 4 tonnes:
This range offers better payloads than rear wheel drive vehicles, which are penalised by the weight of the extra transmission and drivetrain.
The PEUGEOT Boxer also offers great ease of loading due to:
The load sill can be lowered by 60 to 70mm, depending on the wheelbase, due to self-levelling rear pneumatic suspension. This suspension also maintains a constant ride height regardless of load and provides improved ride comfort. The control is located on the dashboard with an indication of the position in the instrument panel, the vehicle returns to its nominal ride height from 12mph.
The new Boxer range now provides Business users with an even greater product offering, with a durable reputation enhanced with numerous improvements, a greater level of standard and optional specification and the widest choice of models presently available on the market.
The PEUGEOT Brand can trace its roots back to 1810, and it was in 1889 that it began producing automobiles, thus in 2014 it celebrates 125 years of vehicle production with over 60 million sold. Present in 160 countries with some 10,000 points of contact, everywhere PEUGEOT combines Excellence, Allure and Emotion.
In 2013 PEUGEOT sold 1.5m vehicles worldwide, represented in the majority of markets around the world with a strategy to continuously move the Brand up-market.
The UK is currently the 3rd largest market for PEUGEOT vehicles and the product range of cars, most of which are identified by their characteristic numbers, are of modern and engaging design. Recent models include the expanding 208 range with the emblematic performance GTi and luxurious XY versions, supplemented by the new 2008 urban Crossover and the new class-leading 308 - European Car of the Year 2014, available in Hatchback and SW estate body styles.
PEUGEOT has a reinvigorated range of high quality products and services that provide and combine a refined design with great attention to detail, and a unique driving experience delivering the satisfaction and emotion identifiable with every PEUGEOT product.
The PEUGEOT boxer was launched in 1994, with a re-style in 2002, before the latest model was introduced in 2006. Since launch, over 75,000 have been sold in the UK.
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