Reigning Continental Tyres Irish Van of the Year 2020, the Peugeot Partner van, is Ireland’s best-selling van to date in 2020. Capturing 8.9% share of the critical January market, Partner van sales grew +35.9% year-on-year. Overall, the French manufacturer’s total LCV market share grew by +28.1% in the month, driving the lion-brand up into third position in the Light Commercial Vehicle sales podium, from fourth place in January 2019, to now command 11.5% of the overall LCV market.
Colin Sheridan, Sales and Marketing Director at Gowan Distributors, PEUGEOT Importer in Ireland, was very pleased with the performance and said: “Our LCV performance in January 2020 has been very strong, as demand for the award-winning Partner, Expert and Boxer van continues to soar, backed by growing interest in our 308 and 3008 car derived vans. We now look forward to the arrival mid-year of the new all-electric e-Expert van, whilst the new e-Boxer will follow before year end.”
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 2019 International Van of the Year winner, 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 €13,806 plus delivery.