FRESHLY revised in 2014, the Peugeot Boxer is a serious large panel van contender for rivals such as the Ford Transit and Mercedes Sprinter.
What makes the Boxer even more attractive when compared to Ford and Mercedes rivals, is that the big Peugeot in Professional trim is available from a very attractive £165 per month -subject to terms and conditions – from Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions.
That’s with a Business Contract Hire agreement based on an initial payment of £990 – equal to six monthly rentals – followed by 23 equal monthly rental payments and a per annum mileage allowance of 10,000 miles. If the vehicle exceeds the contract mileage, an excess mileage charge will apply. All prices are exclusive of VAT and does not include vehicle maintenance. Click here for details.
Here are five reasons why you should consider this big Peugeot van.
Economical engines equal affordable running costs
The Boxer is available with three HDi common rail diesel engines that meet Euro 4 emission standards. They’re also fitted with an electronic diagnosis system to monitor exhaust emissions. The Professional model on offer from Hitachi is fitted with the most popular 130PS version of the 2.2-litre engine, which is capable of 42mpg.
Sharp, modern and attractive looks
Part of the 2014 refresh centred on an exterior face-lift for the Boxer. Most noticeable at the front, it borrows styling cues from Peugeot’s passenger car range, equalling distinctive front headlights and a chromed floating front grille.
Boxer interior is more durable and better-equipped
Key Boxer cab highlight is the stowage space, which includes not one, but two large glove boxes! Further stowage can be found with the large door bins, stowage under the seats and there’s even a shelf above the windscreen. Key standard equipment includes reversing sensors, which could prove invaluable in stopping those annoying parking knocks.
Safety a key Boxer selling point
The Boxer might not be as modern as some rivals, but safety is still key for this big Peugeot van. Stand safety kit is comprehensive and includes ESP (electronic stability control), with Hill Start Assist, plus ABS brakes with Emergency Brake Assist and a driver’s airbag all standard.
Reliable and robust
Okay, so the latest Boxer might not be the newest van on the market – but it’s one of the most reliable! To build on this, Peugeot reworked a number of the Boxer’s features to improve durability; these include a strengthened body and new load bay door mechanisms.