Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
While the front half of the Peugeot Partnet is reminiscent of that of a passenger car, the rear is strictly commercial vehicle and retains the dimensions of the previous model. There are two wheelbase lengths available: standard (L1) and long (L2), the bigger of which adds 350mm to the overall length of the vehicle, making an L1 van 4403mm and an L2 van 4753mm.
Maximum load length is 1817mm for the L1 and 2167mm for the L2, while the width between wheel arches is 1229mm. There’s no option of a high roof, but the Partner has a maximum load space height of 1243mm and a loading height for the rear of 548mm in the L1 and 620mm in the L2.
Maximum load volume is 3.3 cubic metres for the L1 and 3.9 cubic metres for the L2. However, an extra half a cubic metre is possible with the addition of the Multi-Flex folding partition bulkhead. Twin rear doors and a side loading door are standard on all vans, while the long-wheelbase versions get an additional sliding door.
Payloads vary by model, but there are two different gross vehicle weights depending on whether you have a two-tonne van or a 2.3-tonne van. Broadly speaking, the lower-weight vans can transport 650kg to 670kg, while the higher-weight Partners can transport anything from 955kg to 1020kg.
Long-wheelbase vans get a hard plastic floor covering as standard, but it is an option on the shorter vans. Six floor-mounted load securing rings are standard on all models, while a Loading Pack (which includes extra LED lighting, 12V and 220V sockets in the rear load space and four mid-height load lashing rings) is available as an option but standard on Grip models.