Peugeot Expert review

Category: Medium Van

Section: Introduction

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  • Peugeot Expert interior
  • Peugeot Expert load bay
  • Peugeot Expert infotainment
  • Peugeot Expert front
  • Peugeot Expert rear
  • Peugeot Expert interior
  • Peugeot Expert load bay
  • Peugeot Expert infotainment
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Introduction

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Badge-engineered vans like the Peugeot Expert are sometimes criticised for being too similar to their siblings – and in the Expert's case, that sibling is the Citroën Dispatch. For the latest generation, however, the French firms have tried to give their vans more individuality, even though they still share the same underpinnings.

As a result, the Expert is in a stronger position than ever before to challenge the established segment heavyweights, including the Volkswagen Transporter, Ford Transit Custom and Mercedes-Benz Vito.

All are mated to a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, but the most powerful version is available with an eight-speed automatic gearbox with steering wheel-mounted shift paddles.

Peugeot refers to the vans as BlueHDi 100, BlueHDi 120, BlueHDi 150 and BlueHDi 180 as they increase in power, and all variants come fitted with engine stop-start technology to save fuel.

The Expert is available in three length but with only one roof height. There are also two standard trim levels, S and Professional, plus Grip and Asphalt versions that are a bit more specialised.