2008 MODEL PEUGEOT PARTNER
Opt for the new ‘Multi-Flex’ dual passenger seat on the Peugeot Partner and – a first for this size of van – you will be able to carry two passengers in the front of the Partner. When folded, this seat significantly increases the load length and overall area.
The interior of the load area is lined for protection – trade up to an SE model and you also get a protective floor covering. Six lashing rings and a simple ladder-style driver protection which can be upgraded to a full bulkhead. Smart unlocking means the driver can unlock the load area without unlocking the cab and vice versa – all from his remote blipper. Go for the optional alarm and the Thatcham rating of the Partner increases from four to five stars
As standard the base Partner ‘S’ comes with no side loading doors – buyers can choose to add one or two to their van, however. Choose the SE model and you get a left hand door as standard – you get both if you order the L2 version. 64cm wide and over a metre tall, these doors are practical enough for everyday use. Barn doors are fitted as standard to the back of the Partner – stack your Euro pallets to 1.2 metres and they’ll still fit in. To help see in the dark there is an internal load light plus a torch that comes as standard higher up the trim levels and as an option across the range.
Safety is covered by a series of smart crumple zones and the availability of up to 4 airbags. You can also opt for a speed limiter, ESP, traction control and hill start.
To power the Peugeot Partner there is a choice of two common rail diesels and a 1587cc petrol. The 1560cc diesels are rated at a choice of 75 or 90PS, whilst the petrol has similar performance in power terms to the top diesel at 90PS, although the diesel has more than half as much torque again as the petrol sibling. The front wheels are driven by a 5-speed gearbox which tops the Partner out at just under 100mph. CO2 emissions are a reasonable 153g/kg for both diesels, whilst the petrol creeps in under 200 at 195g/kg.
The comfortable interior of the Peugeot Partner can benefit from the optional manual or automatic aircon – the standard CD player can be improved by adding the Bluetooth option for handsfree phone operation.
There is plenty of storage in the Partner – behind the steering wheel, chillable compartment on the left hand side, nooks and crannies, some added storage above the driver’s head, a couple of cup holders by the park brake – if you are still thirsty you can fit a 1.5 litre water bottle in the door pockets.
Splash out on rear parking sensors, auto wipers and headlights which stay on after leaving the van for a short while to help you see up the driveway –add to this the automatic foldaway mirrors and the package starts to resemble an executive car.
Extended servicing is available on the Peugeot Partner – cam belts need a change at 150,000 miles and many parts changes are no longer linked to the oil service.
Peugeot Partner customers get a 2-year unlimited mile manufacturer’s warranty and can opt for a third year of dealer cover, which has some stipulations attached – 60,000 miles and a rigid servicing regime since the van was new.
Chapter and verse on the standard fitment on the various ranges follows:
The S model includes:
Single passenger seat with fold down back with cup holders
15” steel wheels
Electric front windows
ABS and EBA
Selective cab/cargo area central locking
Asymetric steel rear 180o opening doors
Radio / MP3 compatible CD player with steering wheel controls
Driver’s ladder frame protector
Height adjustable driver’s seat with armrest and storage drawer
Height and reach adjustable steering column
Overhead driver and passenger storage
SE… Added standard equipment compared to the S model.
Electric, heated door mirrors
Three button plip remote control central locking
Left-hand side sliding door
Removable cargo area light
Lidded glovebox and removable ashtray
Multi-flex passenger seat – two multi-functional passenger seats
15” Auckland wheel trims
One touch electric front windows
Two sliding side doors are standard on S & SE L2 versions and L2 Crew Van
Added standard equipment compared to the SE model.
Peugeot Connect USB with Bluetooth
Half-height steel bulkhead with mesh grille