PEUGEOT has extended the range of all-new Partner, hailed as International Van of the Year 2019, to include a Crew Van model, based on the Long Professional version. The all-new Partner Crew Van will add a second row of three seats, cleverly integrated with a sliding and folding mesh bulkhead to offer a vehicle that has a flexible space for up to five people or additional load capacity.
The all-new Partner Crew Van offers a conventional van load area with the rear seats folded down providing a load space of up to 3.5m3 and a maximum load floor length of 2,000mm. This can be extended further to 3,050mm by folding the front passenger seat down to form an extension of the load floor and using the through-loading hatch in the mesh bulkhead for longer items. This increases the overall loadspace size to 4.0m3.
With the rear seats in use, the all-new Partner Crew Van provides a 1.8m3 load space with a maximum load floor length of 1,450mm. The all-new Partner Crew Van has a maximum gross payload of 850kg.
Insurance brokers active in the fast-growing UK van sector, will be interested to know that the spec is both safe, and refreshingly high-end. The all-new Partner Crew Van is based on the Partner Van Professional with equipment including air conditioning, rear parking sensors, cruise control with variable speed limiter, an alarm, one-touch electric windows, DAB radio, Apple Car Play™ and Android Auto. That level of trim should prompt fleet managers to install trackers and dashcams, to protect their investment long term.
The all-new Partner Crew Van is expected to appeal to van users who regularly transport crew and equipment to work sites and others who need the flexibility of a dual-purpose vehicle.
Three power options are available with all-new Partner Crew Van: PureTech 110 6-speed manual, BlueHDi 100 5-speed manual and BlueHDi 130 EAT8 8-speed automatic. All three engines feature Stop & Start technology to reduce fuel consumption and emissions in stop/start traffic. The PureTech 110 features PEUGEOT’s award-winning 1.2L three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine. The other two are diesel-powered options that use the Euro 6d-TEMP compliant 1.5L BlueHDi engine, while the more powerful BlueHDi 130 engine provides an automatic option using PEUGEOT’s EAT8 8-speed automatic transmission.
Prices for the all-new Partner Crew Van start from £21,140 MRRP (ex-VAT effective 1st October) for the PureTech 110 variant. The all-new Partner Crew Van is available to order now with production starting in January 2020.