The Peugeot Boxer has a reputation as a low-cost fleet van, and while that might be true, there’s more to the big Boxer than meets the eye. It’s been a number of years since it was last updated, but it has had its engines upgraded in order to meet Euro-6 emissions regulations. It shares its design with the Citroën Relay and Fiat Ducato, which are also its fiercest rivals.
Available in four body lengths and three body heights, the Boxer also faces tough competition from the Ford Transit, and the joint-engineered Nissan NV400, Renault Master and Vauxhall Movano. While in the same segment, the Volkswagen Crafter and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter are often considered superior but share much of the same attributes as the large French van.
Despite a chassis shared with its Citroën and Fiat large brethren, it’s only the two PSA Peugeot-Citroën models that use the 2.0-litre engine found in the Boxer. Called BlueHDI, the four-cylinder turbodiesel unit is available in 109bhp, 131bhp and 161bhp power outputs with the two higher-powered engines available with a stop/start system. A six-speed manual gearbox is fitted as standard.
Two trim levels are available, a standard Boxer van and Professional option, and there’s also an impressive availability of conversions including dropside, tipper, crew van, Luton and curtainsider versions.
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