Peugeot introduces new generation Expert commercial van image

The French automaker has recently taken the wraps off its latest power worker, the all new 2016 Expert panel van.

The model will be presented in Van, Crew, Platform, and Combi body styles, with the new Expert developed on the EMP2 platform and as such labeled as a brand new vehicle. More importantly, other available features include the Expert offering either two or three seats up front, with the back reserved to hauling cargo – the available space is of up to 6.6m3 and the maximum payload reaches ,086 pounds (1,400 kilograms). Under the hood Peugeot has decided to offer a wide array of BlueHDi engines, from the base 1.6-liter with 95 horsepower (70 kilowatts) which has been mated to a five-speed manual or a six-speed electronic automated gearbox (ETG6). This engine version can also be treated to 115 hp and a six-speed manual gearbox. There’s even a bigger 2.0-liter engine that comes in versions delivering 120 hp (88 kW), 150 hp (110 kW), and 180 hp (132 kW). The first two iterations of this larger engine are linked to a six-speed manual and the flagship version will only be treated to the six-speed automatic (EAT6).

When opting for the crew body Peugeot again offers more choices: standard and long body lengths with the latter able to host six persons on board. The Expert Combi meanwhile addresses the passenger situation and has three body lengths and the ability to carry between two and nine persons. The Expert Platform Cab comes with a 3.27-meter wheelbase and will be the go to model for bodywork conversions. The interior is all modern and new, there’s even a new seven-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system with voice recognition, TomTom navigation with real-time traffic info. Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink technologies are also present and the 2016 Expert will be presented to the public starting April 26 in Birmingham at the NEC Commercial Vehicle Show.