Peugeot reveals facelifted Boxer

Peugeot has announced details of its facelifted Boxer. It retains the same dimensions and engines but with improved refinement, better equipment levels, a revised cabin and new exterior styling. Prices aren’t expected to change much from the outgoing model, which starts at £18,770 plus VAT.

The most obvious changes are in the styling – the front of the Boxer has a new look designed to reflect Peugeot's range of passenger cars. Changes include new headlights and a new grille design. The interior has been redesigned, with a more car-like layout. Standard equipment includes DAB radio, Bluetooth and a touchscreen on the top trim level.

This touchscreen system also doubles up as a navigation system and a reversing camera. Other technologies appearing for the first time include lane keep assistance and tyre pressure monitoring. There’s also a hill descent control system and hill start assist on offer.

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The engine range is as before, with 2.2-litre diesel engines offering between 110PS and 150PS, plus a 180PS 3.0-litre diesel. The 130PS version of the 2.2-litre engine is now available with a stop start system which reduces emissions by an average of 5g/km.

Under the skin Peugeot has tweaked the door mechanisms to make them more durable, plus it has revised braking and suspension to give better refinement and better braking performance. Furthermore the service interval has been increased to 30,000 miles or every two years.

The same range of lengths, heights and weight options is available as before, with four lengths and three heights, plus a range of options including double cabs and tippers, or conversions to the usual array of Luton vans, fridge vans or campers.

The revised Boxer will appear at the 2014 Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC in Birmingham on 29 April, along with the closely related Citroen Relay, which has also been revised. Along with the Relay, the Boxer is set to go on sale in the Summer. 

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