Peugeot is stepping up a gear by loading the new Partner light commercial workhorse with cabin features from its saloon car range – including the i-Cockpit.
“New Peugeot Partner renews a 20-year history of ruggedness and quality. Following our recent launch successes, our SUV offensive with Peugeot 2008, 3008 and 5008 we had to have the same ambition for our LCV vehicle design – ie impress the market with innovative and unprecedented features,” says Jean-Philippe Imparato, Peugeot Brand CEO.
“This is why the Peugeot i-Cockpit, is fitted as standard on New Peugeot Partner. This high-end, rewarding vehicle provides the user with a veritable mix of practicality and pleasure.”
So much more than a new feature, Peugeot i-Cockpit is becoming a must for professional users who are constantly seeking ways to improve the quality of the service they provide. An optimum ergonomic layout, tip-top comfort and exemplary safety systems make for an intuitive driving experience:
- Compact, double D-style steering wheel for improved grip and manoeuvrability
- A head-up style display to enable essential information to be received by the driver whilst he is still able to maintain his eye on the road, which is a guarantee of safety and comfort.
- An 8-inch touch screen located in the centre of the dashboard in line with the driver’s vision providing direct and permanent access to key comfort functions – radio functions, vehicle settings, telephone, etc.
- A large 8-inch colour touch screen provides connectivity. Located within easy reach and tilted towards the driver, it comes with Bluetooth and a is supplemented by Mirror Screen that is compatible with Mirror Link, Apple Carplay and Android Auto.
- Electric parking brake. Not only is it easy to use, in addition the space freed up by a conventional handbrake is utilised to provide a large storage area or a larger seat for the 3-seater version.
The front end is modern and robust with its Lion badge sitting in the centre of a vertical grill that enhances the powerful headlight design, while the profile reveals a short, horizontal bonnet, a high waistline and shorter overhangs. The bevel-cut design featured symmetrically on the front and rear ends shape the sides with a new body-line style.
At the rear, the angular bumper gives force to the lower section and the hinged wide-span doors underline the vehicle’s d nature and constitute an extra protection against theft from rear compartment.
New Peugeot Partner is built on a version of the EMP2 platform that is used for the latest brand models. This base enables shorter overhangs and a small turning circle for easy manoeuvring: the kerb to kerb turning radius is only 11,43 m.
“The EMP2 delivers an extremely high-performance level, but it also has enabled us to produce a strong, dynamic and robust design. The new morphology has led to shorter overhangs for better manoeuvrability, a higher bonnet for greater rigidity and an optimised architecture to provide an interior that is both practical and modular,” says Keith Ryder, New Peugeot Partner designer.
The 1.6 HDI L2, is 4,75 m long and provides a greater load capacity. The effective length is 2,16 m with a load capacity of 4,40 m3 and payload of 1 000 kg.
Six anchoring rings are provided as standard to ensure loads are safely secured. The loading area is easy to use in all circumstances as it contains a 12V socket and superior lighting with 6 LEDs providing an output of 237 lm.
With a capacity of up to 113 litres, storage solutions have been designed for multiple professional usage needs. They are distributed throughout the passenger area – glove box (uncovered), door pockets and even an upper glove box. Located opposite the passenger, it uses the space normally taken by the crash bag (now a Bag-in Roof version) and is big enough to house a 15-inch computer, and it contains a USB and Aux connection port.
The 1.6 HDI diesel engine powering the newcomer is rated at 68 kW and 230 Nm.
Standard features include air-conditioning, upgraded soundproofing, two passenger bench seat, six crash bags, power front windows, electric parking brake, radio with 8-inch touch screen and Mirror Screen, speed limiter and cruise control, rear parking sensors and auto headlights.
Standard safety features include anti-lock braking with EBFD and EBA, automatic drive away locking, electric power steering, collapsible steering column, automatic fuel cut off and door unlocking in the event of an accident, automatic activation of hazard lights in emergency braking and independent locking of loading area.
The warranty package consists of a 5 year/100 000 km Service Plan, 5 year/100 000 km Warranty and 5 year/100 000 km Roadside Assistance.
R389 900,00 inclusive of VAT