Peugeot completes debut trio at CV show

All-new Expert to join near-identical Citroën Dispatch and Toyota Proace for CV Show launch


Peugeot has ‘completed the set’ by announcing that it will unveil its all-new Expert van at the CV Show in Birmingham this month.

The Expert is built in a joint programme with sister brand Citroën and Toyota, both of whom have already confirmed that their version, the Dispatch and Proace, will debut at the Birmingham event on 26th April.

As with the Citroen and Toyota variants, the Expert will be offered in three body lengths including a new Compact version measuring 4.6 metres long, and will have a reduced body height of 1.9 metres. Maximum capacity will be 1400kg, while also available will be crew van, platform cab and combi versions.

The van is built on the new Efficient Modular Platform 2 architecture, a more compact unit that also helps cut weight and add versatility. With the same six-strong BlueHDi diesel engine line-up as the Citroën, the Expert will offer best fuel economy of 55.3mpg and CO2 emissions of 133g/km, these with the 115hp S&S 1.6-litre engine.

The suite of new technology available is also hoped to attract more customers to the Peugeot, innovations including the hands-free sliding side doors operated by waving a foot under them, the modularity of the cab layout using the ‘Moduwork’ design, an Active Safety Brake system, rear-view camera with VisioPark and connected 3D navigation.

The Van Expert will cover the launch of the new Expert and all the other major reveals at the CV Show on 26th April.

Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Van Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars and vans for more than 20 years, and attends many new model launches each year.

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