The Peugeot Expert van has been a consistently good seller since its introduction all the way back in 1995, with an updated version released in 2007, and another update in 2016 – the third generation.
As part of that last update, Peugeot replaced the platform that it was built on, to the PSA Group’s EMP2 platform. This is significant; the EMP2 platform is also used for the Peugeot 308 road car, along with the Vauxhall Grandland X and Citroen Grand C4 Spacetourer.
A road car orientated platform means road car manners, so the Expert feels much more like an oversize car, rather than commercial vehicle.
Of course, Peugeot have updated and modified the suspension and steering to suit the demands of commercial life, and the platform has been strengthened to accommodate the extra weight, but it’s still essentially a car platform.
As part of the uprated suspension, the Peugeot engineers minimised the intrusion to the load carrying space, which means all of the Expert range can easily accommodate two Euro pallets in the rear, even with the e-Expert full-electric van.
Further still, the EMP2 platform allows Peugeot to offer the Expert in three different body lengths, with two different wheelbases – there really is a model to suit all of your needs, including a BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) version.
Last Mile Deliveries
As more cities and towns become low-emission zones, the need for low emission delivery vehicles is increasing, especially for the ‘last mile’ deliveries. Peugeot recognise that problem, and have a solution – the e-Expert full-electric commercial vehicle.
It uses the tried and tested electric motor, transmission and associated running gear from the Peugeot road cars. This means you’re getting the equivalent of 134hp, with a choice of two batteries – the 50kWh runs to around 148 miles, but the upgraded 75kWh battery pack will reach approximately 211 miles before needing a recharge.
With zero local emissions, the e-Expert is the ideal city last mile delivery vehicle.
If an electric vehicle doesn’t quite work for you yet, you’ll be pleased to know that the diesel Expert has class leading economy and emissions – the best being the BlueHDi 100, which can return up to 44.2mpg, and the 20.6 litre AdBlue tank shouldn’t need filling for at least 9,000 miles.
Trims, Specs and Options
The Expert range starts with the ‘S’ trim level, which gives you twin sliding doors, full steel bulkhead, ESC, central locking with deadlocks, DAB radio with Bluetooth, electric windows and cruise control. Choosing the ‘Professional’ trim will add-in air conditioning, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and smartphone compatibility.
If you’re looking for something a little more stylish, then the Asphalt is for you – body coloured bumpers, mirrors and door handles, along with front fog lights, LED daytime running lights, automatic wipers and lights, and front & rear parking sensors with a parking camera.
There’s also some great options (depending on trim chosen) – blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, and grip control – an enhanced traction control system. Want more? How about satnav, climate control or even a Heads-Up Display? The Expert can have it all.
Find Out More
If you’d like to find out more about the Peugeot Expert range, or any of the Peugeot commercial vehicles, get in touch with one of our professional team, and they can give you everything you need.