2019 International Van of the Year and Continental Tyres Irish Van of the Year 2020, the Peugeot Partner van, is Ireland’s best-selling light commercial to date in 2020. Capturing 8.2% share of the critical first quarter market, Partner van sales grew +28.4% year-on-year. The French brand’s total LCV sales grew by +18.1% in the first three months of 2020, driving the ‘Lion-marque’ up to now command 10.7% of the overall LCV market.
Commenting on the sales success, Colin Sheridan, Sales & Marketing Director at Gowan Distributors, Peugeot Importer in Ireland, said: “Our LCV performance in the first quarter of 2020 has been very strong, we are thrilled to see demand continue to grow for the award-winning Partner, Expert and Boxer vans, as well as the 308 and 3008 car derived vans. Later this year we also look forward to adding the new all-electric e-Expert van and the new e-Boxer to our LCV range”.
Boasting a modern, robust exterior styling, the Partner van is the first light commercial vehicle in the range to receive the acclaimed PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® interior comprising a compact steering wheel and heads up instrument panel.
The Partner is available in a choice of six trims to ensure business needs are met: Access, Active, Active Plus, Professional, Professional Plus and Grip trim. Standard equipment from the Access model includes USB, Bluetooth and Jack connectivity, 15” wheels, spare wheel, driver and passenger airbags, overhead storage, rear panelled doors and full steel bulkhead. Two major innovations can be found on the extensive options list: the Overload Indicator for safe loading within the maximum authorised payload and Surround Rear Vision, which provides blind-spot camera vision or rear view vision when driving (standard on Professional Plus trim).
Three diesel engines are available: a 1.5 BlueHDi diesel 75bhp 5-spd manual; a 1.5 BlueHDi diesel 100bhp S&S 5-spd manual, a 1.5 BlueHDi 130bhp S&S 6-spd manual, a 1.5 BlueHDi 130bhp S&S automatic 8-Speed S&S. Available in two lengths, payloads range from 650KG to 1,000KG and up to two Europallets can be accommodated. The Partner range retails from €16,935 plus delivery related charges, or ex-VAT from €13,768 plus delivery.