Gowan Distributors Limited, PEUGEOT Importer in Ireland, has released prices and specification for the new Partner van range, crowned International Van of the Year 2019 ahead of its launch. Boasting a new exterior styling, it is the first light commercial vehicle in the range to receive the acclaimed PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® interior. Customer orders are now open and it is available to preview in Dealerships during the PEUGEOT Drivetime event, now on. It will retail in Ireland from €16,700, plus delivery related charges, or from €13,615 ex-VAT, for the Access 1.6 BlueHDi 75bhp 650 KG level one model.
Des Cannon, Managing Director at Gowan Distributors, Peugeot Importers in Ireland said: “The PEUGEOT brand has demonstrated proven expertise in van production for decades. Last year, the PSA Group dominated the highly competitive compact van segment, commanding more than 30% of the European market and the Peugeot Partner was the best-selling van. This year, our performance in the Irish market has excelled, culminating in PEUGEOT recording the highest volume in sales growth across all brands. The pending arrival of the new, third generation Partner, already an award-winner, brings us renewed confidence as we look ahead to 2019.”
The new PEUGEOT Partner will be available with a wider than ever choice of six trims to ensure business needs are met: Access, Active, Active Plus, Professional, Professional Plus and Grip trim. One petrol engine and four diesel engines will be available: a 1.2 PureTech petrol 110bhp S&S 6-speed from mid-2019; a 1.6 BlueHDi diesel 75bhp 5-speed; a 1.6 BlueHDi diesel 100bhp 5-Speed; a 1.5 BlueHDi diesel 130bhp 6-Speed S&S; a 1.5 BlueHDi diesel 130bhp automatic 8-Speed S&S. Available in two lengths, payloads will range from 650KG to 1,000KG and up to two Europallets can be accommodated.
Standard equipment on the entry level Access model, retailing from €16,700 plus delivery, includes the i-Cockpit® with compact steering wheel and heads up instrument panel, C-Screen radio with USB, Bluetooth and Jack connectivity, 15” wheels, spare wheel, driver and passenger airbags, overhead storage, rear panelled doors and full steel bulkhead.
The Active level two model costs from €17,700 plus delivery and gains a side sliding door, cruise control and speed limiter, dual passenger seat, an electric parking brake, plastic rear floor covering, a full steel bulkhead with Moduwork and a Comfort driver’s seat. The level three Active Plus specification, from €18,500 plus delivery, includes manual air conditioning and front fog lamps with cornering light.
The level four Professional trim (75bhp only), from €19,500 plus delivery, benefits from an 8” Touchscreen with Mirrorscreen functionality, rear parking sensors and a visibility pack, to include automatic wipers and lights. The level five Professional Plus model (100bhp), from €20,460 plus delivery, benefits from front parking sensors and Visiopark 180 (front and rear parking aid with camera).
The Grip trim, from €20,180 plus delivery, is based on the Active Plus model with 1,000KG, adding as standard Advanced Grip Control, Hill Descent Assist Control, Mud & Snow tyres, raised ground clearance, increased under-engine plate protection, a Load Pack (4 mid-height load securing rings) and LED interior lights.