best large trades van peugeot expert blue ss 1000kg professional
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The Expert had a complete overhaul in 2016, with a new platform, improved looks and a range of safety equipment.

It can cope with heavy commercial loads, with heavy-duty suspension and revised power steering designed to handle bigger loads. The rear suspension set-up has been designed to reduce intrusion into the load bay.

There are three body lengths sitting on two wheelbases. The standard van is 4,950mm long, while the Expert Long measures 5,300mm and both have the same 3,275mm wheelbase. All three body styles can be had as a conventional van, or a combi minibus with three rows and room for up to nine passengers.

There is also a six-seater crew van in standard and long body form, plus a platform cab on the standard wheelbase only.

The Expert comes in a single roof height with a maximum load capacity of 1,000kg on vans with the smaller 1.6-litre engines, rising to 1,400kgs across the range for those with 2.0-litre engines power.

The 1.6-litre engine delivers 94hp and has a five-speed manual gearbox. A higher-powered 114hp version of the same engine comes with a choice of six-speed manual or the six-speed ETG6 automated gearbox a better choice for long distance motorway driving.

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Chris Wright
Chris Wright has been covering the automotive industry nationally and internationally for 30 years. Following spells with consumer titles he became News Editor of Automotive Management (AM), Editor of Automotive International, International Editor for Detroit-based Automotive News, and Editor of Dealer Update. He has also co-authored several FT Management Reports and contributes regularly to


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