Boxer

Peugeot is adding BlueHDi engines to its Boxer van range.

The update to the large van completes Peugeot’s roll-out of Euro 6 engines to its LCV line-up – the new 2-litre units are more powerful than their predecessors but also more economical and with improved CO2 emissions.

Peugeot says that its BlueHDi technology, first introduced on its cars in 2013, is the most effective on the market for treating emissions, dealing with up to 90 per cent of NOx and 99.9 per cent of even the finest particulates.

The new engines will be available in three versions. The 100hp unit also offers 300Nm of torque, 50Nm up on its predecessor. The 130hp unit is 20Nn improved in torque at 340Nm, while there is also now a 160hp unit, 10 horsepower higher than the previous unit, with 350Nm.

Peugeot claims that the 47mpg combined cycle fuel consumption of the 130hp engine is a record for the segment, alongside a 30g/km improvement in CO2 emissions at 154g/km.

Meanwhile the 110hp versions boast 0-62mph acceleration improved by up to four seconds and 50-80mph time improved by eight seconds.

Other changes to the latest Boxer range include improvements to the connectivity. Professional variants now include a 12V socket, USB connection and a tablet/smartphone holder.

Depending on model one can choose to have the central glove compartment replaced by a double cup holder plus a storage compartment and a space for a smartphone with a USB and aux connection.

Boxers converted into motorhomes can now be fitted with a battery shut-off to preserve battery life when parked up for long periods, while specific models also feature a new ESP system.

Boxers come in panel or window van variants, in four lengths, three heights of panel van and two for the window van. Prices start from £20,970 plus VAT, Professional versions from £21,970 and window vans from £23,070.

Andrew Charman
Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Van Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.