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New Peugeot Boxer

The new Peugeot Boxer is designed to suit the needs of business users, who have high demands in terms of quality, running costs and efficiency. It has just gone on sale in Ireland, retailing from €22,000 plus dealer delivery charges, or from €17,924 ex-VAT.

With five payloads available in Ireland, ranging from 1155KG to 1525KG, three different lengths (L1, L2 and L3) and two different heights (H1 and H2), the new Boxer is designed to swallow goods with a volume of from 8m3 to 13m3, in a cavernous cargo area measuring from 2670mm to 3705mm in length. Boasting a resolutely modern design and a number of innovative new options, it features a strengthened body structure for greater rigidity, new mechanisms for the sliding side doors and strengthened rear doors, larger brakes, a new design for suspension damper brackets and a range of 2.2-litre HDi engines with a new injection system.

A commercial vehicle must be practical and sturdy, but must also contribute towards the image of a business. The resolutely modern, wide grille is inspired by the new Peugeot 308, European Car of the Year and now includes daytime running lamps as standard. New imposing bumpers provide maximum protection and house optional polycarbonate front fog lamps. Two rectangular recesses above serve as steps to facilitate cleaning the windscreen.

Within the functional and comfortable interior, the dashboard houses a new control panel with Bluetooth hands-free telephone operation and a USB port as standard. A new black cloth trim punctuated with red and grey is adopted for the seats. Various storage areas are offered, as well as a document holder and writing table built into the folding backrest of the central seat.

The new Peugeot Boxer offers a wide range of standard equipment to ensure driving comfort and safety. Electric windows, electrically adjustable / heated / folding door mirrors, full size spare wheel, driver seat with lumbar / height / longitudinal adjustment, driver seat armrest and variable power steering are all standard. A speed warning alert, ABS, Emergency Braking Assistance (EBA), driver’s airbag and Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) are also standard features.

The standard Load Adaptive Control (LAC) function adapts the point at which the ESP intervenes, according to the load in the vehicle and its distribution, to allow the vehicle to remain stable on its trajectory in critical situations. Anti-slip regulation or traction control (ASR), part of the ESP function, detects spin on one or both driving wheels and acts through the brakes and controls the engine speed to restore grip. It also allows the vehicle to move off smoothly, without stalling and preserves the clutch, so improving its service life. Hill Start Assist keeps braking pressure maintained for around two seconds after the brake pedal is released, offering assurance and ease in moving off without the vehicle dropping back, whatever the load in the vehicle.

A steel bulkhead between the cabin and the loading area, contributes towards better noise suppression, whilst for anti-theft protection, the new Boxer is fitted with central door locking and independent locking and unlocking of the load sp Options for the new Boxer model include a 5” colour touch screen, integrated satellite navigation, an audible rear parking aid, a reversing camera, alarm, cruise control, air conditioning, a Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Grip Control, passenger airbag and two curtain airbags.

Maintenance costs for the new Peugeot Boxer are among the lowest in the market thanks to a timing chain that does not require replacement. Servicing intervals have been extended to 48,000 km or two years, under normal conditions. Larger brakes have been fitted to improve performance and reduce wear. Good weight distribution and front wheel drive has allowed the fitment of standard 15’’ tyres, the most economical in the market.

Peugeot has a long history of vans, producing more than 1.8 million units since 1950; nearly one million Peugeot Boxer vans have been produced since 1994. The market segment represents around 500,000 vehicles a year in Europe and it has grown by 0.24% between 2010 and 2013. During the same period, the 3rd generation Peugeot Boxer, introduced in 2006, increased its market share in Europe by 0.5%, with sales outside Europe growing by 35%. The new Peugeot Boxer, on sale in Europe from the second quarter of 2014, will allow this momentum to be further increase

PRICES FOR NEW PEUGEOT BOXER RANGE:
MODELPAYLOADRRSP* EX-VAT
BOXER 330 L1H1 2.2Hdi 110BHP 8m3 1155KG €22000 €17,924
BOXER 333 L2H1 2.2 Hdi 130BHP 10m3 1400KG €24740 €20151
BOXER 333 L2H2 2.2 Hdi 130BHP 11.5m3 1375KG €25400 €20688
BOXER 333 L3H2 2.2 Hdi 130BHP 13m3 1325KG €26000 €21176
BOXER 335 L3H2 2.2 Hdi 130BHP 13m3 1525KG €26870 €21883
*RRSP does not include dealer delivery related charges or metallic paint