Peugeot Bipper van is awarded fleet world’s ‘best van of the year’ accolade
Bipper van is an award-winner – just weeks before going on-sale in June
Peugeot van range now covers six-models
Endorsement for Bipper van recognised affordability, design and capability
The new Peugeot Bipper van, the latest addition to Peugeot's comprehensive LCV range, has been awarded ‘Best New Van' award at the 2008 Fleet World Honours.
The Bipper delighted Van Fleet World judges with its novel features; a 610 kg payload and load volume of 2.5 m3, all contained in a compact exterior with an overall length of only 3.86 m. Bipper also offers the flexible loading of bigger vans with its innovative Multi Flex folding passenger seat that lowers to the load floor level, so extending the load length and volume to 2.49 m and 2.8 m3 respectively. A range of bulkhead options also enables the load space to be readily adapted to suit specific customer requirements.
The judgement by Van Fleet World judges also recognised the virtues of the comprehensive standard equipment specification of the new Bipper.
April Harris, Peugeot's Light Commercial Vehicle product and pricing manager, said, "We're looking forward to offering our customers all the virtues that the new Bipper van offers, recognised by the judges in naming it ‘best new van' in the Fleet World awards. Customers will also recognise the benefits of Bipper being economical, environmental, cost-effective, compact while not compromising on load capacity and payload."
New Peugeot Bipper van range on sale from 9th June
Two model range: S and S with Plus Pack
Single load volume – 2.5 m3 (2.8 m3 with Multi Flex passenger seat)
Two engine options – 1.4 litre Petrol and HDi diesel
Single payload – 610 kg
Range starts from a Basic Price of ?7,995 excluding VAT
Creating a completely new van segment, the innovative Peugeot Bipper will start working the streets of busy urban towns from June.
Fitting into the Peugeot light commercial vehicle (LCV) range between the 207 Van and the Partner Origin, the Bipper will benefit from a comprehensive standard specification, including: 14" steel wheels, ABS, driver's airbag, asymmetric steel rear 180o opening doors, radio/CD player, power steering and driver's ladder frame protector.
It will be available in two versions: S and S with Plus Pack. The S with Plus Pack adds the following to the standard specification of the S model: one touch electric front windows, electric adjustable and heated door mirrors, remote control central locking with separate cab and load area locking, deadlocks and automatic drive away door locking. A wide range of options is also available including Bluetooth, air conditioning, rear parking aid, roof bars and side sliding doors.
The Peugeot Bipper will be available with two gearbox options, including for the first time on a Peugeot LCV an electronically controlled manual gearbox – 2-Tronic. This gearbox will be a real asset for busy urban delivery drivers, who will also benefit from its electronic control which reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions to only 119 g/km.