Peugeot launches Expert Long and Crew van models


THE LONGEST version of the Peugeot New Expert van, the New Expert Long, made its CV Show debut on the Peugeot Stand on last week.

With a load floor length of 2,862mm, the New Expert Long provides a 350mm longer load floor than Standard models – 700mm longer than in the shortest Compact variant. Opt for the Moduwork load through flap in the full steel bulkhead, with folding side passenger seat, standard on Professional and Professional Plus models, and the overall loading length can be extended to a total of 4,024mm for items such as ladders or piping. New Expert Long load volume is extended to 6.1m3, or 6.6m3 with Moduwork. Gross payload for New Expert Long van models ranges between 1235kg and 1435kg.

New Expert Long is also available as a Crew van providing the flexibility of seating for a driver and up to five passengers, combined with 4.0m3 of load space. New Expert Long Crew vans provide a load floor length of 2,365mm and will carry a gross payload of 1,196kgs.

In the passenger compartment, the Crew van features twin glazed sliding side doors with fixed side windows, equipped with noise-reducing, dark-tinted glass. A toughened plastic bulkhead is fitted behind the second-row seats with a polycarbonate window enabling cab occupants to view the load area. Equipment includes air conditioning, cruise control with programmable speed limiter, front electric windows, electrically adjustable heated door mirrors and a full-size spare wheel. ESC electronic stability control is fitted as standard equipment along with remote central locking with deadlocks and separate locking for the cab.

A Peugeot Connect radio is fitted to the New Expert Crew van and features a 7-inch touchscreen with DAB digital radio, Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port and audio jack. Smartphone connectivity is enhanced with Mirror Link. A complete display of all Peugeot Expert van models at the CV Show included an Expert Compact Professional Panel van with Grip Control, to provide enhanced traction on-road in poor weather or for occasional off-road use.

Other models from the Peugeot light commercial vehicle range on show included: the Peugeot Boxer Professional Panel van, shown at the NEC as an L3H2 variant offering a load floor length of 3,705mm, with maximum interior height of 1,932mm and a 13m3 load volume.

The display included the latest Partner Electric, which is eligible for the Plug in Van Grant (PiVG), worth up to 20 per cent of the price of the vehicle. The L1 variant benefits from the upgrades recently introduced with the new Partner L2 electric, including a 16A type 2 rapid charging cable.

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