“The new PEUGEOT Expert platform has enabled us to offer superb proportions and to inject thestylish features of the brand's passenger cars, with the robustness expected of a utility vehicle”,says Keith Ryder, PEUGEOT Expert Design Manager.
The PEUGEOT Expert reinterprets features in the segment. Proportions are harmonious between the front end, the driver position and the loading space. The compact overhangs and wheels positioned at the four corners give it a powerful presence and suggest its manoeuvrability and optimal use of the internal space. The sleek lines enhance its aerodynamic flow and the modernity of its body shape.
The short, high bonnet sits high above the wide, enveloping and protective bumper, tailored to the daily needs of professionals operating in a demanding environment.
From the very first glance, you can see that the PEUGEOT Expert belongs to the PEUGEOT range. The headlights evoke the legacy of the award-winning PEUGEOT 308.
The new elevated vertical grille introduced with the new PEUGEOT 2008 Compact SUV, accentuates the PEUGEOT Expert's presence. The grille features the lion in the centre of a new dynamic, three-dimensional embodiment, instead of the usual horizontal blades. Its trapezoidal Sparkling Grey edging with slight scalp motion in the upper corners accentuates the elegance and modernity of the front end.
The sleekly designed side panels are structured with sharp lines and sculpted by concave door sills, which enhance the impressiveness of the smooth wheel arches extending out from them. The fairly low side protections and the solid black front bumper, that integrates air inlets across the entire width of the car, emphasises the robust appearance of the PEUGEOT Expert.
For business professionals wanting to promote an even more impressive image of their company, a Look Pack is available as an option. It includes items coloured to match the bodywork such as front and rear bumpers, the casings of the rear-view mirrors and the side strips, as well as the chrome front grille surround. The front bumper houses the LED light signature, integrated within chrome-plated ‘boomerang-shaped’ trims, alluding to the range-topping PEUGEOT 508.
A wide range to adapt to every business
“The new PEUGEOT Expert offers a tailored solution for every business, particularly professionalswho regularly work in an urban environment”, says: David Mac Queen, Head of the CommercialVehicles.
Business professionals in this segment have many different requirements and expectations depending on their activities, and the number of people that they are carrying. To meet them all, the PEUGEOT Expert offers a wide range of body shapes.
Vans are available in three body lengths – Compact, Standard and Long – and three levels of trim finish and are mainly suitable for business professionals who need load capacities of 4.6m3 to 6.6m3 and to carry two or three people.
The Compact version, new to the segment, offers fully-fledged van specifications, with a maximum useful load of 1400kg. It is particularly suited to business professionals working in urban areas on a daily basis. The Standard and Long versions can meanwhile carry up to three Euro-pallets in size.
|Overall length (m)||4.60||4.95||5.30|
|Overall height (m)||1.90||1.90||1.94|
|Maximum useful length (m)||3.32||3.67||4.02|
|Useful width between wheel arches (m)||1.26||1.26||1.26|
|Maximum useful volume (m3)||5.1||5.8||6.6|
|Maximum useful load (kg)||1400||1400||1400|
The three-seat bench with Moduwork bulkhead offers modularity options not available elsewhere in the van segment. The large hatch built into the bulkhead and the side seat cushion which can be fully folded away, allows:
Available in three body lengths for passenger transportation, it offers multiple seat configurations comfortably seating between two and nine passengers. Robust and functional, it is aimed among others at government agencies, associations and sports clubs.
With nine people aboard the boot volume is up to 1,300 litres (1237dm3 VDA) at the top of the seat backs. This volume can even be increased to 4,900 litres (4,554dm3 VDA) with its removable row 2 and 3 seats. Unique in the segment, the Compact version also accommodates from two to nine people on board and up to 3,600 litres (3,397dm3 VDA) of boot space in a length of only 4.60m.
Available with a long wheelbase of 3.275m, the Platform Cab offers numerous bodywork conversion possibilities. For example, large volume versions which offer maximum space within a reduced area compared with the next segment up or refrigerated vehicles for transporting perishable goods.
Best-in-class interior space, manoeuvrability and safety
The modular platform of the new PEUGEOT Expert achieves its three lengths with just:
Due to the excellent efficiency of the architecture and modularity of its platform, the PEUGEOT Expert offers a wide range of body shapes:
The optimised 0.88m front and 0.80m rear overhangs and the turning circle from 11.30m assist the PEUGEOT Expert's manoeuvrability, particularly in towns and cities. Its height limited to 1.90m also guarantees its accessibility to city-centre car parks, shopping areas, and customers\' homes.
The new PEUGEOT Expert is fitted with non-removable bulkhead (in accordance with current European regulations). An insulated glazed bulkhead, available as an option instead of the standard bulkhead, provides greater acoustic and thermal comfort, as well as ensuring occupants\' safety. To enhance ergonomics and driving comfort, this insulated bulkhead also allows more room by making it possible to recline the seat-back an extra 8.5Â° or slide it an extra 40mm back compared with a standard partition.
Comfort and dynamic handling
On board, the PEUGEOT Expert also revolutionises the segment's features improving ergonomics and driving comfort. A step provides easy access to its elevated seating position, which aids sight of the road ahead. The instrument panel and steering wheel in relatively vertical position for the segment, immerses the driver in an environment somewhere between the SUV for the command driving position and the saloon for comfort. The pure and modern design of the driver position combines robust materials and the ergonomics of the controls, like the touch-screen (standard from the second trim level) which is always easy to reach and see.
As regards its suspension, the PEUGEOT Expert adopts the Pseudo MacPherson front suspension from the EMP2 adapted to the vehicle's dimensions to ensure high-end dynamic capability. The electrohydraulic-assisted steering combined with the anti-roll bar positioned in front of the steering rack optimises the turning circle. It provides assistance for parking manoeuvres and keeps driving consistency more sustained.
The new oblique wishbone rear suspension supports a payload of 1,400kg to make the most of the load volume of up to 6.6m3 or nine seats with boot space. The wishbone filtering dampens the impacts. The variable stiffness springs and shock absorbers guarantee maximum comfort whether the vehicle is loaded or unloaded.
Combining these two suspension systems offers the best compromise between handling and comfort and driving enjoyment regardless of the vehicle's state of load.
The PEUGEOT Expert offers a best-in-class level of acoustic comfort, enhanced at the second and third trim levels to enhance passenger and driver comfort.
Effective, modern with connected safety and comfort equipment
To facilitate loading; Hands-free sliding side doors can be opened or closed even with your arms full. This equipment, unique on the market, unlocks and opens the sliding side doors with a simple foot action you just need to have the electronic key in your possession. It also closes and locks the vehicle automatically when you move away.
In the rear, the vans and Crew Vans are fitted with 50/50 swing doors, and can be equipped with heated rear windows and wipers. Also a tailgate design is available as an option. Opening the swing doors to 250Â° avoids blocking the road when loading and unloading and is available as an option on Long versions without interfering with the opening of the sliding side doors. Combis may also be fitted with a tailgate or swing doors.
For the loading area, trims to the floor only or including the sides or complete trim are available as options. In raw wood or wood with a non-slip coating with aluminium threshold bars for the sliding and rear doors and angle irons on the wheel arches, they are tailored, robust and functional. For business professionals who need additional loading capacity, the new PEUGEOT Expert can tow up to 2.5-tonnes. The van can be fitted with a single-piece tow bar with various removable hooks and the Combi with a removable swan-neck tow bar. This option automatically includes factory-fitted: tow bar, wiring kits and trailer power supply housing to provide a 10A power supply for the trailer lights.
For everyday practicality
The new PEUGEOT Expert also provides up to 49-litres on the van version, and 121-litres on the Crew Vans version, of open or closed storage space distributed in the passenger compartment:
Jack, 12V and USB sockets in the lower glove compartment can be used to charge mobile devices. Connectors to house a digital tablet up to 11” within reach or a smartphone with built-in supply are available as accessories.
For effective and connected journeys
The new PEUGEOT Expert introduces a new 7" capacitive touch-screen, in addition to the multimedia system. All of the services dedicated to simplifying journeys and driving are all here.
The touch screen can be operated by a finger or by using voice control. Voice recognition provides additional security in particular for using the Navigation, Telephone and Media features without taking their eyes off the road ahead.
The new PEUGEOT Expert introduces a new generation of connected 3D navigation, controlled by voice recognition and/or using the touch-screen. It includes free lifetime updates of the mapping 4 times a year and the associated connected services for 3 years, including:
Alert Zones 4 complete the offer as an option.
Due to real-time traffic information, this new PEUGEOT navigation system saves time and brings peace of mind by avoiding traffic jams.
Connection to PEUGEOT Connect services is automatic and at no extra cost with PEUGEOT Connect SOS & Assistance (SIM card and data included), if the vehicle is equipped with it. If this is not the case, connection can be made by tethering (modem method) via a smartphone connected by USB, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.
Renewal of the PEUGEOT Connect Nav Pack will be by 12 month or 3 year subscription.
PEUGEOT Connect Nav also integrates the Mirror Screen function so that you can use your smartphone's applications on the PEUGEOT Expert's 7" touch-screen in complete safety. The Mirror Screen is offered with both Apple CarPlayTM and Mirrorlink® technology to guarantee a wider range of compatible smartphones.
For intuitive driving in complete safety
For even more comfortable and safer driving, the PEUGEOT Expert has a wide range of the latest generation of driving assistance devices. Some have been equipped on a vehicle from the PEUGEOT range for the very first time: Driving time warning system, Driver Attention Alert, Road sign reading with speed limit recommendation system and Active Safety Brake.
The Driving time warning system, as standard from the second trim level, alerts the driver after 2 hours of uninterrupted driving at a speed of 40mph or above. A warning light accompanied with a "Think to take a break" message reminds them of this on the instrument panel.
Blind Spot Monitoringalerts the driver to the presence of a vehicle in the adjacent right or left lane in their blind spot. This equipment is available with front and rear parking assistance or VisioPark 1.
VisioPark 1 completes the front and rear radar parking assistance equipment, or rear radar with reversing camera offer. It provides a 180Â° overhead view of the rear zone of the vehicle and its environment. The image is created by the reversing camera as the vehicle reverses. The rear view includes guide lines that rotate with the steering wheel. As soon as an obstacle is detected, the automatic zoom feature above the rear zone is used to view the distance from it. Reversing manoeuvres and the vehicle's alignment with parking space lines and obstacles are therefore made easier and the vehicle's integrity is secured.
Grip Control is an enhanced traction control system, patented by the PSA Peugeot Citroën Group. It extends the usability of the PEUGEOT Expert on roads or tracks with low levels of grip allowing the vehicle to continue to make progress in a situation where a two-wheel drive vehicle would otherwise get stuck.
Versatile and flexible, it adapts to the conditions encountered by acting on the front driving wheels, while leaving the driver in control at all times. At any time, the driver can effectively choose to allow this equipment to use its intelligence to function in Standard mode or select the desired mode using the dial on the dashboard central panel: Snow, Off-Road, Sand, ESP Off.
Hands-Free Access and Starting (HFAS) system and electric sliding side doors are an option.
The Safety Pack, available as an option, integrates the Visibility Pack and four items of equipment that use the multi-function camera located at the top of the windscreen:
Since 1810 PEUGEOT has been producing durable products of excellence, since 1858 all are branded with the Lion logo – chosen to demonstrate strength, suppleness and swiftness to personify the durability of its products. As one of the earliest automotive producers, the PEUGEOT brand can trace its roots back to 1889 when it began producing automobiles and since then over 65 million vehicles have been produced, advancing technology with style and efficiency to enhance the customer experience. Demonstrated through its Brand signature ‘Motion & Emotion’, PEUGEOT is present in 160 countries, has 10,000 franchised Dealerships and is recognised the world over for the quality and design excellence of its products.
The UK is the third largest market for PEUGEOT with its UK Headquarters located in Coventry. The UK car line-up includes the 108, 208, 308, 508, 2008, 3008 and 5008 supplemented by people-carriers and a four-model van range that includes the Bipper, Partner, Expert and Boxer. The 208 is the best-selling Peugeot.
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 In Long version with Moduwork
 For the Compact and Standard versions, with a standard useful load of 1000kg
 30,000km for the BlueHDi 180 version
 Marketed upon launch in 11 countries (Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Spain, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Switzerland) and according to the country's legislation for Alert Zones. Other countries including outside of Europe are under review.