Peugeot has updated its Boxer large van with new engines and additional trim levels.
The changes prepare the Boxer for the latest round of Euro 6 emissions regulations, which come into force in September 2019, and bring it into line with the rest of the Peugeot van range.
What are the new engines in the 2019 Peugeot Boxer?
In common with its Citroen Relay cousin, the Boxer is moving back to 2.2-litre diesel engines from July 2019 production.
These latest BlueHDi units replace the 2.0-litre motors that were introduced in 2016 in order to meet the original Euro 6 emissions regulations, replacing the 2.2-litre engines that were fitted before this.
The Boxer’s new 2.2-litre engines are Euro 6.2 compliant (also known as Euro 6D Temp), and come in the following power outputs:
- 120hp / 300Nm
- 140hp / 340Nm
- 165hp / 370Nm
The 120hp and 140hp versions are both up 10hp versus the engines they replace, while the 165hp model is up 5hp and 20Nm.
All come with stop-start technology as standard, and are designed to deliver better real-world fuel economy. There are no official mpg figures yet, but we fully expect the updated Boxer to remain one of the best in class in this area.
What are the new trim levels?
Following on from latest Peugeot Partner and Expert van ranges, the Boxer is gaining new Grip and Asphalt trim levels in addition to the current S and Professional variants.
Grip is only available on heavy-duty ‘435’ models, and includes the Grip Control enhanced traction system for slippery surfaces – complete with hill descent control and ‘all-season’ tyres – reinforced suspension, under-body protection, Comfort seats, and mudflaps as standard.
Asphalt is available on standard 335 and heavy-duty 435 Boxers with 3.5-tonne gross vehicle weight, and comes with a load of extras intended to make long-distance driving more comfortable.
Highlight features include sat-nav, air-con, smartphone and tablet holder, reversing camera and rear parking sensors, comfort seats, and a host of safety equipment, including lane-departure warning, autonomous emergency braking, traffic sign recognition and automatic high-beam assistance.
Any other new kit for the 2019 Boxer?
It’s optional, but you can now also add a combined blindspot monitor and rear cross traffic alert system, which warns you of approaching vehicles when you’re reversing out of a space.
The blindspot monitoring also has a ‘trailer merge assist’ function, which accounts for trailers between three and nine metres in length.
In addition this, all new Boxers come with built-in Peugeot Connect telematics with fuel consumption monitoring, vehicle tracking, maintenance monitoring and eco driving tips.
How much does the 2019 Boxer cost and when does it go on sale?
The revised Boxer goes into production in July 2019, and while Peugeot hasn’t released pricing we’re betting the entry-point will be identical to the £23,980 (excluding VAT) Citroen is charging for the refreshed Relay.