Peugeot Expert (2007–2016)
- November 2006: Peugeot Expert revealed
- February 2007: New Expert goes on sale in UK
- June 2007
- August 2010
- April 2012: Peugeot Expert revised
- December 2012: Awarded three stars in Euro NCAP tests
Peugeot Expert revealed
The new Expert is available in more versions (two wheelbases and two roof heights creating a total of three versions) and with increased load capacities in terms of volume and weight while still maintaining low running costs. A new long wheelbase and high roof version were offered making it possible to carry a volume of up to 7m3 and a payload of 1200kg.
A new innovation is the pneumatic rear suspension. It makes it possible to lower the overall height of the van to 1.894 m, enabling it to enter underground car parks. It also improves loading and gives the vehicle a constant ride height whatever the load. A manual control can be used to adjust the load height when stationary. Because of its square shape, large load area and clever internal storage, it can easily accommodate such things as a Euro pallet.
The driver can lock or unlock the rear load area independently of the passenger cab, either remotely by using the three button remote control key or from the driving position. The body structure has also been strengthened and now includes deformable areas designed to reduce impact damage in the event of a collision and thereby lower repair costs.
New Expert goes on sale in UK
Prices start at £13,670 (ex VAT) and standard specification includes: ABS with emergency brake assist, height adjustable pre-tensioning seatbelts with load limiters, driver’s ladder frame protector, automatic fuel cut off and door unlocking in the event of an accident, transponder immobiliser, deadlocks, automatic door locking, 180 degree opening rear doors, height and reach adjustable steering column, power steering, electric front windows, tinted glass, radio / CD player, oil level indicator, next service indicator, numerous storage areas, rear load area light, twin sliding side doors, full size spare wheel etc.
There are three HDi diesel engines - a 1.6 litre HDi 90PS, a 2.0 litre HDi 120PS and a 2.0 litre HDi 136PS DPFS (Diesel Particulate Filter System). There is also a 2.0 litre 16V 140PS petrol engine.
Multimedia system introduced. The RT4 Multi Media system incorporates colour satellite navigation with full European mapping, hands-free GSM mobile phone and a tri-tuner radio combined with a 30 GB hard drive. It is available as a combined option with front fog lights and the visibility pack on the Expert Van for £1,090 (exc VAT).
Warranty extended to 100,000 miles. Three year warranty extended from the previous 60,000 mile limit.
Peugeot Expert revised
Facelifted Expert gets a new look with a redesigned front end and cleaner engines. There's also a new 6-speed automatic gearbox on the 2.0 HDi 163PS engine for the first time. The 2.0-litre HDi 128PS and 163P engines have benefited from specific work to reduce CO2.
Another new feature, exclusive in the segment, is Grip Control. This optional extra noticeably improves traction due to its sophisticated management of wheel grip. Using a dial on the left-hand side of the dashboard, the driver can select four driving modes suited to terrain (Sand, Snow, Mud, ‘ESP’). So, the new Expert can continue forward where a two-wheel drive vehicle could become stuck.
Awarded three stars in Euro NCAP tests
The Expert was awarded 58 per cent for adult occupant safety and 86 per cent for child occupant safety while pedestrian safety was 26 per cent. The safety assist rating was poor at 26 per cent because although electronic stability control is available as an option it did not meet Euro NCAP's fitment requirements.