New PEUGEOT Boxer: New qualities at the service of business users
A major player in the commercial vehicle market in Europe with a very full range, PEUGEOT continues the renewal of its model range with the new PEUGEOT Boxer. Tested over more than 4 million kilometres (over 2 million miles) and proven under extreme conditions, the quality, robustness and durability of the new PEUGEOT Boxer are also expressed through a resolutely modern design in the brand’s style. Low running costs, including lowest fuel consumption figures in the market, as well as competitive service contracts, ensure peace of mind in use. The wide range of bodies and load capacities – equal to the best in the segment, associated with modern equipment designed for business users, make everyday life and driving simple on board the new PEUGEOT Boxer. Much more than a means of transport, the new PEUGEOT Boxer is an essential part of business efficiency.
Following the complete renewal of its model range of cars, PEUGEOT now does the same with its range of commercial vehicles. With the new PEUGEOT Boxer, the brand offers business users a vehicle designed to meet their needs and demands.
Maxime Picat, PEUGEOT brand CEO
The new PEUGEOT Boxer contributes to the brand’s product offensive and move up-market, through its level of quality, robustness and equipment levels, associated with a modern and attractive style. It also supports our strategy of internationalisation with 30% of sales outside Europe.
Xavier Peugeot, PEUGEOT Product Director
A revitalised large van market
PEUGEOT’s long history of vans, which started in 1950 and with more than 1.8 million vans produced since, nearly a million of which are PEUGEOT Boxers of the 3 generations produced since 1994, continues in 2014 with the new PEUGEOT Boxer.
This market segment represents around 500,000 vehicles a year in Europe. It is gaining some momentum with growth of 0.24% between 2010 and 2013. During the same period, the 3rd generation of the PEUGEOT Boxer, sold since 2006, increased its market share in Europe by 0.5% – up by 1.3% since its launch – with sales outside Europe growing by 35%. The new PEUGEOT Boxer, on sale from the second quarter of 2014, will allow this momentum to be increased.
The new PEUGEOT Boxer preserves the characteristics that were the reasons for the success of the current generation, while providing powerful answers to the expectations of our customers in terms of quality, safety, lower running costs and practicality in use. Armed with these important strengths, it fits perfectly into the brand’s complete and modern range of commercial vehicles, alongside Bipper, Partner and Expert.
Richard Meyer, Commercial Vehicle Range Manager
The new PEUGEOT Boxer has been designed for a new era and to suit the multiple uses made by business users, who have high demands in terms of quality, running costs and efficient operation in service.
Proven quality of design
Robustness and durability put to the test
Reliability and durability are naturally key factors in the purchase of a commercial vehicle, as they enhance the product’s function, performance and desirability to affect the resale value in particular. We are committed to an in-depth approach to quality in use and durability, so as to be at the level better than our competitors. These are essential levers in the brand’s move up-market and the new PEUGEOT Boxer is a strong demonstration of this.
Philippe Pelletier, Quality Director
The specification for the new PEUGEOT Boxer includes a quality imperative, expressed at all levels: design, build quality, reliability, noise suppression and durability.
The quality of its design, as with the brand’s cars, is focused on two key areas:
• tighter design rules, based on feedback from other projects, assessment of the competition and analysis of vehicle durability after 7 years in service ;
• a range of additional and specific validations, over and above the tests usually carried out, to assess resistance to ageing.
The fruit of this work can be seen in the test driving referred to as ‘quality in use’ that simulate typical ageing in service with customers.
During the development phase of the new PEUGEOT Boxer, the work done on improvement to durability and noise reduction was in the areas of:
• a strengthened body structure for greater rigidity;
• a redesigned front scuttle;
• new mechanisms for the sliding side doors and strengthened rear doors ;
• larger brakes ;
• a new design for suspension damper brackets ;
• a range of 2.2-litre HDi engines benefitting from a revised injection system.
To ensure a high level of reliability and endurance, compatible with intensive use in service for the new PEUGEOT Boxer, more than 4 million kilometres (over 2 million miles) have been driven, in the most extreme conditions, covering full load, half load and empty situations, on all types of roads, including poor surfaces and mountainous areas.
Reliability and durability have also been proven by special tests, among which were:
• 1,500 hours at temperatures from -20°C to +40°C to ensure resistance to ageing by the components and materials used in mechanical, plastic and electronic parts ;
• 1,000 crossings through 10cm of water or 3cm with saline spray, with no washing of the vehicle during the following 1,000 km, to validate the sealing and resistance to corrosion;
• 500,000 door opening test cycles carried out at temperatures of –30°C to +80°C, representative of intensive use over 10 years.
Quality when new for the new PEUGEOT Boxer has also received close attention. In addition to the quality control checks made in the factory during all phases of production, more than 1,800 cosmetic and functional checks are made on each vehicle at the end of the line.
Better perceived quality through a new modern and robust design
For the new PEUGEOT Boxer, we wanted a modern and protective design, made to last, which includes the elegance of PEUGEOT design. It had to be recognisable from a distance of 500m !
Thierry Devoitin and Laurent Rossi, Industrial Style Manager and LCV Manager respectively
Placing the new PEUGEOT Boxer in its time through a strong and modern identity, including the brand’s styling cues, adapted to the commercial vehicle world, this was the challenge taken up by the PEUGEOT design department.
A commercial vehicle must be practical and sturdy, but must also enhance its business users, as it contributes towards the image of their company and business.
The new resolutely modern front end is evocative of power and strength. The bonnet, with its pronounced lines is underlined by the brand badge. The wide grille – inspired by the new PEUGEOT 308 – is surrounded by a metallic grey finisher that appears to be machined from solid.
The new PEUGEOT Boxer adopts a very expressive, feline and technological look, reinforced by the grille continuing up to the headlamps, which now include daytime running lamps as standard or with LEDs as an option.
Its new imposing bumpers provide maximum protection and include in the lower part two circular recesses to receive, as an option or standard, the front foglamps, made of polycarbonate for greater strength. Just above, two rectangular recesses serve as steps to facilitate cleaning the windscreen.
The rear end is enhanced by the brand badge and a new lighting signature, which emphasises the modernity of the new PEUGEOT Boxer and provides improved visibility from the side for the rear lighting.
In the functional and comfortable interior, the new PEUGEOT Boxer also shows gains in elegance and perceived quality. The steering wheel adopts a more modern form and gives a feeling of strength from the first touch. To improve comfort and handling, it can be trimmed in leather as an option, also included in the Comfort Pack.
The dashboard receives a new control panels with a new range of audio systems, while the new black ‘Darko’ cloth punctuated with red and grey is adopted for the seats, with the brown Achille trim as an option. The whole effect contributes towards the perception of improved quality and modern appearance of the cabin.
Efficiency every day
Customers for commercial vehicles are these days looking for vehicles that are as well appointed as a car, providing them with good working conditions. Their needs are rational and to do with comfort, easy of handling and safety, but also efficiency in their business activity; the new PEUGEOT Boxer meets all of these expectations.
Vincent Portia, Product manager for the new PEUGEOT Boxer
An easy and safe drive
To ensure safety and an easy drive, the new PEUGEOT Boxer offers a wide range of modern and technological equipment to help with driving and safety.
ABS, ESP, EBA - Emergency Braking Assistance, a driver’s airbag and electric windows are all part of the standard equipment, together with a steel partition between the cabin and the loading area, contributing towards better noise suppression.
For anti-theft protection, it is fitted with:
• central door locking ;
• independent locking and unlocking of the load space ;
• deadlocking ;
• automatic display in the touch screen of the rear of the vehicle, using a reversing camera, when the rear doors are opened.
To protect occupants and to suit the various uses of the vehicle by the customer, the new PEUGEOT Boxer offers numerous active and passive safety systems:
• The LAC (Load Adaptive Control) function adapts the point at which the ESP intervenes, according to the load in the vehicle and its distribution. In this way it allows the vehicle to remain more surely on its trajectory in critical situations ;
• ASR (anti-slip regulation or traction control), also part of the ESP function, detects spin on one or both driving wheels; it acts on the brakes and the engine speed to restore grip. At low speed, ASR makes it easier to move off, particularly on slippery surfaces. It allows the vehicle to move off smoothly, without stalling and preserves the clutch, so improving its service life. At higher speeds, it avoids wheel spin, particularly under sharp acceleration on slippery surfaces ;
• The LDWS (Lane Departure Warning System) continuously reads the road using a camera placed above the interior mirror. If the driver crosses a continuous or broken line without using the direction indicators, a warning lamp appears in the dashboard and an audible alarm is given on the side that the line was crossed. This new standard equipment on the 4 tonne vans, is available as an option on the other versions and is included in the Safety Pack ;
• With DSG (Détection de Sous Gonflage – TPMS Tyre Pressure Monitoring System), standard on Combi / Minibuses and an option on the other versions, each wheel is fitted with a pressure sensor and in the event of loss of pressure or a puncture, the wheel in question is identified to the driver by a message in the instrument panel or on the central screen ;
• A passenger airbag, 2 lateral airbags and 2 curtain airbags are available as options.
The new PEUGEOT Boxer also has safety and driving assistance systems such as:
• Hill Start Assist, also part of ESP, this system is activated when the vehicle is stationary, engine running, foot on the brake pedal, on a slope steeper than 5%, in forward gear going up or reverse gear going down. Under these conditions braking pressure is maintained for around 2 seconds after the driver releases the brake pedal, offering assurance and ease in moving off without the vehicle dropping back, whatever the load in the vehicle ;
• ITC (Intelligent Traction Control), available as an option, is a system that provides improved traction on surfaces with low grip (mud, snow or ice). When the system is activated by the push button on the dashboard and it detects a situation of low grip, the ITC takes over from ASR transferring the drive to the wheel with the best grip on the ground in order to optimise traction and maintain the vehicle’s trajectory. It is automatically deactivated above 30 km/h (18mph);
• ITC now includes a new function, HDC (Hill Descent Control), which can be activated by pressing a push button on the dashboard. It allows the driver to maintain a constant speed below 30km/h (18mph); and the control of their vehicle on a slope – particularly on a muddy or loose surface – of at least 8%, and this without any action on the accelerator or brake by the driver. The function is automatically deactivated when the driver accelerates to a speed above 30km/h (18mph);
Other driving and manoeuvring assistance systems complete the equipment:
• A new programmable cruise control and speed limiter system is standard from level two or an option. It allows the speed of the vehicle to be maintained at a programmed speed regardless of the relief of the road, without the driver using the accelerator when the cruise control is used ;
• Rear parking sensors are available as an option using four ultrasonic proximity sensors fitted in the rear bumper. The system operates automatically when reverse gear is engaged. It detects obstacles close to the back of the vehicle, which are signalled to the driver by an audible signal, the frequency of which increases as the vehicle approaches then, the signal becoming continuous when a few centimetres away. For greater safety, pedestrians are also alerted by en external audible signal when the vehicle is reversing ;
• To make manoeuvring the vehicle even easier, the new PEUGEOT Boxer also offers a new reversing camera with an overlays function. Fitted adjacent to the third brake lamp, when in reverse it automatically sends an image of the area behind the vehicle to the touch screen. It allows more precise manoeuvres thanks to the different coloured lines showing distances from the rear bumper. The reversing camera can be coupled with rear parking sensors ;
• Variable assistance power steering is standard with the 3.0-litre HDi engine and on the Heavy 400 range; it is also available as an option on certain versions. It adapts the level of assistance according to the speed of the vehicle. At high speed the steering is heavier for greater safety and lighter at low speed to facilitate manoeuvres.
Modern equipment devised for business users
The new PEUGEOT Boxer offers a wide choice of equipment, allowing the cabin to be turned into a true mobile office.
The functional cabin offers various storage areas, as well as a document holder and writing table built into the folding backrest of the centre seat.
The new range of audio systems, with the option of DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting), offers as standard Bluetooth hands-free telephone operation and a USB port.
An exclusive feature in the segment, a 5’’ colour touch screen, standard on level two, allows the operation of all functions, such as audio streaming, reading SMS text messages and as standard – which is unprecedented in the segment – or an option, a new integrated satellite navigation system, as well as the display of the image from the reversing camera.
Business users need to be connected with their customers at all times, which is why the new PEUGEOT Boxer will also offer the option of a docking station for a digital tablet with a dedicated connection, during the second half of 2014.
To allow every business user to find the solution that meets their specific needs, the new PEUGEOT Boxer now offers a range structured around three levels of option packs:
• The Building site pack includes a protective shield under the engine, Intelligent Traction Control and Hill Descent Control; this will help those involved in the construction industry, particularly when entering and leaving a building site ;
• The Look pack groups together front foglamps, LED daytime running lamps and wheel trims; it meets the needs of business users looking for differentiation in their working tool to enhance the image of their company;
• The Safety pack meets the requirements of business fleets, where the uses require additional safety. It includes passenger airbags, as well as the latest technological innovations, such as tyre under-inflation detection and the Lane Departure Warning System ;
• The City pack is intended specially for intensive urban use. It makes manoeuvres easy and helps to keep the vehicle in good condition thanks to the rear parking sensors, the reversing camera and electrically folding mirrors, making life easier for delivery companies ;
• The Comfort pack comprises a driver’s seat with suspension, automatic air conditioning, automatic lighting and wipers and a leather steering wheel. Agreeable in town, as well as on long journeys, it improves the comfort of the driver in their work;
• The Heating pack is particularly suitable for regions where the temperatures can be harsh, providing the comfort of optimum heating thanks to a Webasto programmable heater unit. The cab is heated before the start of the day and maintained at a comfortable temperature with the heated seat.
Each of these items of equipment is available separately.
Competitive and controlled running costs
Maintenance costs and fuel consumption among the lowest in the market
The new PEUGEOT Boxer is available with a range of 6 Diesel engines of the latest generation with particle filter (FAP) that meet the Euro 5 emissions standard:
• The 2.2-litre HDi FAP 110 develops 81kW and 250Nm at 1,750rpm. This 4-cylinder turbo engine has a cast iron cylinder block, an aluminium cylinder head, 16-valves and double overhead camshafts. It offers lively performance, while being economical in operation, two worthwhile benefits for urban driving ;
• The 2.2-litre HDi FAP 130 and the 2.2 litre HDi FAP 150 develop 96kW and 320Nm at 1,800rpm and 110kW and 350Nm at 1,750rpm respectively. Compared to the 110hp version, they have a specific piston cooling system and engine mapping. These characteristics make it the best ally, both in town and on the open road for longer journeys. Both of these engines can be associated with Stop & Start technology ;
• The 3.0-litre HDi FAP 180 develops 130kW and 400Nm at 1,400rpm, an exceptional torque figure for the category. Its Common Rail fuel injection system regulates the fuel pressure to between 450 and 1800 bar according to demand. This technology provides all the performance needed for long distance journeys and for use when heavily loaded.
Fitted with 2.2-litre HDi engines, the new PEUGEOT Boxer achieves reductions in fuel consumption of up to 1.3l/100km, equal to CO2 of 34g/km, on the L3H2 2.2-litre HDi 130 version compared to the replaced version, reinforcing the new PEUGEOT Boxer’s position in the segment in terms of fuel consumption.
The arrival of Stop & Start technology on the 2.2-litre HDi 130 and 150 engines allows fuel consumption that is among the best in the market, with a further reduction of 0.5 l/100km in urban driving, and an average reduction of 5g/km in CO2 emissions on the combined cycle.
Maintenance costs for the new PEUGEOT Boxer are among the lowest in the market thanks to:
• engines fitted with a timing chain that does not require replacement, and with servicing intervals extended to 48,000 km or two years ;
• larger brakes to improve performance and reduce wear ;
• good weight distribution and front wheel drive, allowing the fitment of standard 15’’ tyres, the most economical in the market.
Competitive service contracts
Personalised and competitive plans, adapted to each market, are also offered for the new PEUGEOT Boxer. Extension contracts for warranty and/or maintenance allow business users up to eight years peace of mind.
The rates, lower in most countries, reflect the brand’s confidence in the quality and durability of the new PEUGEOT Boxer.
Assistance in repairs in the event of a fault, the replacement of wearing parts during servicing, the business user defines the level of help they want for their vehicle and always benefits from PEUGEOT’s guarantee on quality.
A version for every application
The widest range of bodies
The new PEUGEOT Boxer offers the widest range of bodies so as to adapt to all uses and every business requirement and trade.
Based on 3 wheelbases (3m, 3.45m and 4.04m), the panel and glazed van versions are available in 4 lengths (L1, L2, L3 and L4) and 3 heights (H1, H2 an H3), making a total of 8 bodies from 8 to 17 m3.
The new PEUGEOT Boxer is also available in other versions to meet the needs of particular trades:
– 7-seat crew cab created with Durisotti ;
– flat bed, with single 3-seat or double 7-seat cab ;
– tippers with GVW of 335 and now also 435 Heavy GVW, created with Gruau ;
– base vehicles for conversions on single and double chassis cabs, floor cabs, bare chassis, double headed versions.
The new crew cab offers revised glass area for greater safety, improved passenger comfort and the possibility of opening windows on L2H2 and L3H2 versions.
Finally, for transporting people Combi versions in 5 to 9 seat configurations and Minibus versions in 14 or 17 seat configurations (Euro 4 approved), complete the range.
A very large number of conversions possible
Options are also planned for converters such as for example, DANGEL 4X4 pre-equipment, reinforced rear suspension for a high volume body with a tailgate and ESP pre-equipment for AL-KO adaptations.
The base range for motorhome conversions are available as vans or chassis cabs and have in particular the option of when-static, rotating front seats.
Record loading efficiency
Ease of loading has not been overlooked on the new PEUGEOT Boxer.
It offers the largest useable volume with an overall length of just 6.36 m, around 50cm to 1m less than the competition.
It also has one of the widest ranges of Gross vehicle Weights, with a range of 6 GVWs from 2.8 to 4 tonnes:
• Light range : 328 (2.8 tonnes) / 330 (3 tonnes) /333 (3.3 tonnes) / 335 (3.5 tonnes),
• Heavy range : 435 (3.5 tonnes) / 440 (4 tonnes),
This range offers better payloads than rear wheel drive vehicles, which are penalised by the weight of the prop shaft.
The PEUGEOT Boxer also offers great ease of loading thanks to:
• a record load width of 1.87m and 1.42m between wheel arches ;
• a low load sill, between 493 and 602mm ;
• rear doors that open to 96° and extended to 180° thanks to a folding check strap, even to 270 as an option ;
• one or two sliding side doors.
The load sill can be lowered by 60 to 70mm, depending on the wheelbase, due to self-levelling pneumatic suspension. This suspension also maintains a constant ride height regardless of load and provides improved ride comfort. The control is located on the dashboard with an indication of the position in the instrument panel, the vehicle returns to its nominal ride height from 20 km/h (12mph).
A new offer of towbars with fixed or quickly-detachable towball is available as an option to meet the needs of craftsmen and the building trade.