HERE’s a first sight of the new Peugeot Boxer.
Like its stable mate the Citroen Relay, and the Fiat Ducato which share the same underpinnings, the Boxer has just undergone a heavy revamp and will go on sale early this summer.
Key features include a wide range of sizes and capacities, revised Euro 5 compliant engines, full ESP capabilities, and a very heavily re-worked interior filled with all the mobile office mod cons we are coming to expect.
First the engines.
The new Peugeot Boxer comes with a range of five latest-generation diesel engines that meet Euro 5 emissions standards:
- The 2.2-litre HDi FAP 110.
- The 2.2-litre HDi FAP 130 and the 2.2-litre HDi FAP 150. The 2.2-litre HDi FAP 130 can be specified with Stop & Start.
- The 3.0-litre HDi FAP 180 with an impressive 400Nm of torque.
The arrival of Stop & Start technology on the 2.2-litre HDi 130 helps push the Boxer’s fuel consumption up among the best, and cuts emissions by around 5g/km as well.
Big choice of shapes and sizes
According to Peugeot, the new Boxer offers the widest choice of bodies in the market making it suitable for all sorts of business requirements and trades.
With three wheelbases (3m, 3.45m and 4.04m), the variants come in four vehicle lengths (L1, L2, L3 and L4) and three heights (H1, H2 and H3), from which eight body combinations are available from 8cu m to 17cu m.
Other versions to meet the needs of particular trades are:
- Seven-seat crew cab;
- Flat bed, with single three-seat or double seven-seat cab;
- Tippers and dropsides with GVW of 3350kg;
- Base vehicles for conversions on single- and double-chassis cabs, floor cabs, bare chassis and ‘back-to-back’ (delivered as a pair to be separated in conversion) versions.
The new Boxer has one of the widest Gross Vehicle Weights ranges available, with five GVWs from 3 to 4 tonnes, offered in two ranges
- Light range: 330 (3 tonnes) / 333 (3.3 tonnes) / 335 (3.5 tonnes);
- Heavy range: 435 (3.5 tonnes) / 440 (4 tonnes).