Peugeot’s Traveller is Geneva bound


Peugeot is confirming that the new version of its Traveller MPV will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, and will also show a concept version at the event.

The announcement follows sister brand Citroën’s revealing of the Space Tourer, also set to debut at Geneva – the two are effectively the same model built as part of a joint programme with Toyota, which calls its version the Proace.

The three are based on light-commercial vehicles, Citroën and Peugeot’s vehicles sold in van form as the Dispatch and Expert.

While Citroën’s concept model at Geneva will be themed on an SUV variant of the Space Tourer, the Peugeot Traveller i-Lab presents the MPV as a luxury VIP shuttle.

Its passenger cabin features four individual seats facing each other around a 32-inch touchscreen tablet on an arch pivot, allowing it to be moved around the cabin. It can be used as a single screen or split into four to allow individual use.

The i-Lab’s interior has been developed in conjunction with connectivity specialist Samsung and also includes a wi-fi hotspot, Bluetooth charging points and virtual-relaity headsets.

The driver’s job, meanwhile, is aided by a new 3D connected navigation system allowing the planning of journeys based on traffic conditions and the agenda of the passengers being transported.

Meanwhile the mainstream Traveller range will effectively replicate the features of the Citroën Space Tourer, both vehicles built on the PSA Group’s EMP2 modular platform.

Peugeot’s version will also be offered in three lengths ranging from 4.6 to 5.3 metres and with seating for up to nine occupants. The four face-to-face seat option seen in the concept will be offered in a Business Plus version of the production vehicle, each occupant seated in a leather armchair.

Engine options will range from 94 to 178bhp, all Euro 6 emissions compliant with average combined cycle fuel economy and CO2 emissions of 52.3mpg and 140g/km, the most efficient model offering 55.3mpg and 133g/km.

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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