Peugeot has applied a £1,000 price cut across the entire model range of its Expert van, including the fully electric e-Expert.
According to the French brand the move is aimed at “giving businesses and fleet customers the most transparent pricing possible.”
Expert prices now start at £22,995 (basic, excluding VAT), while the e-Expert costs from a basic price of £32,450 before factoring in the Government’s Plug-in Van Grant. This offers up to £6,000 depending on model.
Alongside the price changes Peugeot has made range-wide updates to the Expert line-up to mark the start of a new model year – this includes new names for each trim level, now dubbed S Premium, Professional Premium and Asphalt Premium.
Entry-level S Premium versions will only be available in Standard-length form, while Professional Premium and Asphalt Premium will also be offered in the Long-length version. Professional Premium can also be specified in a shortened Compact length, and Crew Van variants only come in this form.
The e-Expert is only available in the upper two trim levels and with either a 50kWh or 75kWh battery, no matter which length is specified. The 50kWh unit claims a WLTP-certified battery range of up to 143 miles between charges, the 75kWh extending this to 205 miles.
Both batteries are specified to accept rapid 100kW charging, a recharge to 80% capacity taking 30 minutes.
The only mechanical change to the internal combustion Experts is the availability of an eight-speed automatic gearbox with the 145hp diesel engine.
Standard on all Experts is Peugeot’s Connect SOS and assistance package and a free six-month subscription to the Free2Move Connect Fleet Telematics software. This offers fleet management, eco driving and geolocation packs.
Professional Premium trim adds a seven-inch colour touchscreen with DAB radio, Bluetooth hands-free phone connection and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. Rear parking sensors, an alarm, air conditioning and automatic lights and windscreen wipers are also included.
Top-level Asphalt Premium trim adds the Park Assist system – this employs front and rear parking sensors with blind spot monitoring and and 180-degree rear parking camera.
Peugeot’s ‘Connected’ 3D Navigation system is also specified, including a three-year subscription to live traffic updates and 17-inch alloy wheels are fitted.