Parallel to the Citroen Berlingo receives now also the sister model Peugeot Partner a lift. The model, available as a high-roof combination car and delivery van, features new design elements, more engine options and cleaner engines. The market launch takes place in summer, the prices for the car version should continue to start at just under 18.000 Euro.
The most striking change is the new radiator grille with integrated lion logo. On request, there are two new design packages for the body. Inside are new seat covers and a new operating system via touch screen. The technical upgrade also includes a city emergency brake assistant and a reversing camera. The infotainment system dominated at an additional cost and the mirroring of the cell phone screen.
The diesel engines have been revised and now comply with the Euro 6 emission standard. The range of cars and commercial vehicles includes three diesels with power ratings of 55 kW / 75 HP, 74 kW / 100 HP and 88 kW / 120 HP. The entry-level gasoline engine provides 72 kW / 98 PS, for the car, there is also a variant with 88 kW / 120 PS. In spring, a new three-cylinder turbo gasoline engine with 81 kW / 110 PS also complements the program. For the delivery van, the 49 kW / 67 PS electric drive remains in the program.
The current generation of the partner is offered since 2008, 2012 gave it a first lift. The renewed version joins forces with the company's brother Citroen Berlingo, among others, against the newly renovated competitors Fiat Doblo and VW Caddy.
Author: Holger Holzer / SP-X