Peugeot has unveiled the facelifted version of its small panel van, the Peugeot Partner. The 2015 Peugeot Partner features a new grille, headlamps and bumper, while the 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines have been adapted to meet the Euro-6 emission standard.
The unveil occurs just a couple of weeks after the first displays of the 2015 Volkswagen Caddy and the Partner’s sister van, the 2015 Citroen Berlingo. Although the Peugeot update may not be quite as radical as the new Caddy, it features a number of key safety systems and driver assistance problems.
A total of six new engines are to be offered on the 2015 Peugeot Partner, boasting a 15 percent fuel saving on average. The new engines include the five-speed 98bhp 1.6-litre VTi petrol, 1.6-litre BlueHDi 75bhp, 1.6-litre BlueHDi 100bhp, 1.6-litre BlueHDi Stop/Start 100hp and a six-speed, 1.6-litre BlueHDi 120bhp Stop/Start. A semi-automatic 1.6-litre BlueHDi 100bhp Stop/Start ETG6 is also available.
The new BlueHDi engines use Selective Catalytic Reduction to meet the Euro-6 emission standards, and are therefore fitted with Adblue tanks. The 17-litre tank will need refilling approximately every 12,500 miles. Nitrogen dioxide emissions have been reduced significantly, while CO2 emissions have been reduced around 20g on average to between 106g/km and 147g/km.
For those preferring to delay the Adblue adoption, there is the 1.6 HDi 75 and 1.6 HDi 90 Euro-5 engines, which will continue to be available until June 2016, and the Partner Electric.
Safety Systems and Driver Assistance
From November 2015, Active City Brake will be a standard feature on all Peugeot Partner vans which reduces the seriousness of, or completely avoids, low-impact collisions in slow moving traffic while cruise control and speed limiters are now included on the SE trim level.
Rear parking sensors are already standard on the Professional trim level, but the new model now offers front parking sensors and a reversing camera as options, which makes parking in tight spaces even easier.
Also on the Professional spec (and an option on SE), the new telematic system has been integrated into the large seven-inch colour touch screen, with Bluetooth, USB port, auxiliary jack socket, voice recognition and the MirrorScreen function with compatible smartphones with satellite navigation is an option.
Availability and pricing
Orders will be to be placed in late spring 2015, with the first deliveries expected in the early summer. Official prices have yet to be announced but expect a moderate price increase. Click here to view all the latest deals on the Peugeot Partner.