PSA is putting the finishing touches to its new generation of vans, with our spies spotting the 2018 Peugeot Partner in some tests.
These new spy projectiles show a prototype with an identical type of borderline camouflage, including these three vertical black bands, two of which give the illusion of cutting the back door. However, this is not the case because the sliding rear door is fortunately a little wider and it will facilitate the loading of articles in the multi-purpose interior of the partner.
Once the camouflage imposing, the emblem of the lion of Peugeot will be replaced by the double chevrons logo of Citroën, slightly different graphics for headlights and taillights, as well as some discreet variations of the interior finish of the cabin. Although the Partner and Berlingo are mainly considered light trucks, let’s not forget that they also serve as a van, since PSA sells them in Partner Tipi and Berlingo Multispace flavors intended to transport people rather than goods.
In the majority of partners, power comes from the familiar PSA Peugeot Citroën 1.6 HDi diesel. It is available in 75hp, 92hp and 100hp versions, with the 100hp variants benefiting from Peugeot’s latest Euro 6 BlueHDi technology and a Stop-Start system to save even more fuel. There is also a 1.6 liter VTi petrol engine that is 98bhp, but few van buyers are taking Peugeot on this offer.
The new generation of commercial vehicles is expected to start later in the year and begin in early 2018.