Groupe PSA has launched the new generation of three vans, the Peugeot Partner, the Citroën Berlingo and the Opel Combo vans. The new vans are the fruit of a joint collaboration between the three brands, boasting high levels of equipment and comfort features.
Philippe Narbeburu, Senior Vice-President, Light Commercial Vehicles, said: “This new generation of vans marks a new phase in our range renewal process. Our modern line-up features efficient vehicles designed to meet our customers’ demanding needs and provide a better customer experience. We hope to consolidate our leadership in Europe and continue to export our knowledge and skills to other continents.”
Jarlath Sweeney, Chairman of International Van of the Year (IVOTY), described the new arrivals as, “the most significant small panel van development in years.” He continued: “The new PSA Group van trio is well future proofed and packed with technological advancements to aid the driver and financially benefit owners / fleet managers.”
Pictured from left to right are: David McQueen, Head of LCV Product Development, Groupe PSA; Jarlath Sweeney, Chairman of International Van of the Year; Philippe Narbeburu, Senior Vice-President, Light Commercial Vehicles, Groupe PSA.
The latest models offer customers exciting new features normally found on passenger cars to provide even greater safety (driving and manoeuvring assistance systems), comfort (e.g. adjustable lumbar support, acoustic treatment) and convenience (including increased payload, longer load space, and worksite packs boasting higher ground clearance, Grip Control and protection kits.
To cover all the needs of business users, Groupe PSA now offers a wider than ever range of body styles with various combinations of payloads (650 to 1,000KG), body lengths (4.40 and 4.75 m), numbers of seats (two, three and five) and practical options such as a load-through hatch, roof flap, brighter lighting in the load zone, and 220V power outlets.
The launch marks the third generation of the Peugeot Partner and the Citroën Berlingo and the fifth generation of the Opel Combo.