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New models | 22 04 2014
The New Peugeot Boxer

A major player in the commercial vehicle market in Europe with a very wide range, Peugeot continues the renewal of its model offer with the new Peugeot Boxer van.

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The wide range of bodies and load capacities – equal to the best in segment, and with standard equipment designed for business users, make everyday life and driving simple on board the new Peugeot Boxer. Much more than a means of transport, the new Peugeot Boxer is an essential part of business efficiency.

"The new Peugeot Boxer contributes to the Brand’s product offensive and move up-market, through its level of quality, robustness and equipment levels, associated with a modern and attractive style. It also supports our strategy of internationalisation with 30% of sales outside Europe", said Xavier Peugeot, Peugeot Product Director.

A revitalised large van market
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
"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.

During the development phase of the new Peugeot Boxer, the work done on improvement to durability and noise reduction was in the areas of:

- A strengthened body structure for greater rigidity.
- A redesigned front scuttle.
- New mechanisms for the sliding side doors and strengthened rear doors.
- Larger brakes.
- A new design for suspension damper brackets.
- A range of 2.2-litre HDi engines benefitting from a revised injection system.

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.

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:

- Central door locking with deadlocking
- Independent locking and unlocking of the load space
- Automatic display in the touch screen of the rear of the vehicle, using a reversing camera, when the rear doors are opened
- An alarm as standard on Professional models

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:

- LAC (Load Adaptive Control) adapts the point at which the ESP intervenes, according to the load in the vehicle and its distribution.
- ASR (anti-slip regulation or traction control), also part of the ESP function, detects spin on one or both driving wheels; to restore grip.
- LDWS (Lane Departure Warning System) continuously reads the road using a camera placed above the interior mirror.
- TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System), identifies the wheel in the event of loss of pressure or a puncture.
- A passenger airbag and two curtain airbags are available as options.

The new Peugeot Boxer also has safety and driving assistance systems:

- Hill Start Assist.
- Grip Control, available as an option.
- HDC(Hill Descent Control).

Other driving and manoeuvring assistance systems complete the equipment:

- A new programmable cruise control and speed limiter system is standard on the Professional model or optional on other models.
- Rear parking sensors are standard on the Professional model and available as an option on other models.
- To make manoeuvring the vehicle even easier, the new Peugeot Boxer also offers a new, optional reversing camera.
- Variable assistance power steering is standard with the 3.0-litre HDi engine and on the 4 tonne models; it is also available as an option on certain versions.

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, 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.

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 Diesel engines of the latest generation with particle filter (FAP) that meet the Euro 5 emissions standard:

- The 2.2-litre HDi FAP 110
- The 2.2-litre HDi FAP 130
- The 2.2-litre HDi FAP 150
- The 3.0-litre HDi FAP 180

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:

- Engines fitted with a timing chain that does not require replacement, and with servicing intervals extended to 30,000 miles or two years
- Larger brakes to improve performance and reduce wear
- Good weight distribution and front wheel drive, allowing the fitment of standard 15’’ tyres, the most economical in the market

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:

- 7-seat crew cab.
- Flat bed, with single 3-seat or double 7-seat cab.
- Tippers and dropsides with GVW of 335.
- Base vehicles for conversions on single and double chassis cabs, floor cabs, bare chassis and ‘back-to-back’ (a pair to be separated in conversion) versions.

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:

- Light range: 330 (3 tonnes) / 333 (3.3 tonnes) / 335 (3.5 tonnes),
- Heavy range: 435 (3.5 tonnes) / 440 (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:

- A record load width of 1.87m and 1.42m between wheel arches.
- A low load sill, between 493 and 602mm.
- Rear doors that open to 96° and extended to 180° due to a folding check strap and to 270° as an option feature.
- One or two sliding side doors.

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.

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