Peugeot introduces all-new 2020 Partner in GCC

Vehicle features iCockpit technology as standard and sports increased cargo capacity and volume with comfortable interiors

Peugeot has announced the introduction of the all-new Partner in the Middle East, with the latest addition to its commercial vehicle range going on sale in the GCC as of June this year.

A statement from the French automobile giant said the Partner is a class leader in its segment and was the winner of the ‘2019 International Van of the Year’ award. Priced from $12,779, the vehicle has an increased load capacity of up to 1t, and petrol and diesel engine options that offer high power and low fuel consumption.

The all-new Peugeot Partner includes Peugeot’s latest i-Cockpit system fitted as standard and offers high levels of refinement and versatility in the small van B segment, as well as a brand-new driving experience for commercial vehicle users, said the manufacturer.

Rakesh Nair, managing director for the GCC region at Groupe PSA, said: “At Peugeot we believe in pushing the boundaries of innovation across all of our product ranges. The all-new Partner will shake up its segment in the commercial vehicle market here in the Middle East. We are the first manufacturer to offer uncompromised levels of refinement – which you’d expect to see in one of our premium passenger cars. The all-new Partner is a trailblazer and another exciting product to add to our existing range of distinctive and highly desirable vehicles.”

The Peugeot i-Cockpit, of which more than 4,000,000 units have been sold, is now available as standard on a commercial vehicle for the first time with the new Partner. A heads-up display is available as standard to enable essential information to be received by the driver while still able to maintain his eyes on the road, which is a guarantee of safety and comfort.

The vehicle comes with hinged wide-span doors while a tailgate option is also available and rear parking sensors are fitted as standard. The interior reflects Peugeot’s passenger vehicle range in its ergonomics and elegance, said the statement.

The dimensions of the new Partner’s standard version measure 4.40m in length ensuring an optimum effective usable length of 1.81m. With a capacity ranging from 3.30m3 to 3.80m3 depending on the version, this is sufficient to accommodate two Europallets, said Peugeot. The long version, which is 4.75m long, provides even greater load capacity, with an effective length of 2.16m and capacity ranging from 3.90m3 to 4.40m3.

Peugeot claims the payload to be one of the best in the segment, with values of 650kg up to 1,000kg. Six anchoring rings are provided as standard to ensure loads are safely secured, and depending on the version, the all-new Partner may be fitted with a Multiflex adaptable bench seat for carrying more passengers.

Power options include a 1.6l PureTech petrol engine putting out 110 horses via a manual five-speed gearbox. All PureTech engines are fitted with a Gasoline Particulate Filter to reduce particle emissions. The diesel option is a 92hp, BlueHDi with a manual five-speed gearbox. Diesel engines are all fitted with a FAP particle filter and a selective catalytic reduction system (SCR) to reduce emissions.

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