Engine Update Makes Peugeot Boxer Cleaner and More Efficient

Peugeot Boxer

Peugeot Boxer

Peugeot’s Boxer range of large panel vans has just been given a major update under the skin, with the addition of the new 2.0 litre BlueHDi engine enabling it to meet the Euro 6 emissions standards that are soon to be a necessity for all new LCVs.

The Boxer’s refreshed power plant is available in a range of outputs, starting at 110hp and topping out at 160hp. For those keeping a close eye on the range, this means that each model offers around 10hp more with the latest engine under the bonnet than its equivalent predecessor.

A Great All-Rounder

With fewer harmful gasses escaping into the atmosphere when the BlueHDi-endowed Boxer is in action, it might be assumed that performance might have taken a hit in some way. But the good news is that most models are actually quicker off the mark. The entry-level 110hp model will hit 62 miles per hour four seconds quicker than its precursor, while the acceleration between 50mph and 80mph has also been boosted, making it a great all-rounder, according to Auto Express.

Fuel efficiency is important for any van buyer, and the Boxer can now achieve up to 47 miles to the gallon, providing the driver avoids harsh acceleration and braking while sticking to the speed limits on motorways. Carbon dioxide emissions are kept down to 154 grams per kilometre, so businesses that want to do their bit for the environment can get greener without having to make sacrifices in other areas.

As with many modern van engines, the Boxer’s comes with an automatic stop-start setting which allows it to turn itself off during periods when it might otherwise be idling fruitlessly for extended periods. So for sitting at traffic lights or dealing with intermittent bouts of movement in congested urban areas, this model should be able to achieve savings in ways that were not possible in previous generations.

Just as Practical as Earlier Peugeot Vans

The updated Boxer is still just as practical and capacious as the earlier vans in Peugeot’s range, with four lengths and three roof heights on offer. It has a load capacity of up to 1.9 tonnes and a cargo volume of a maximum of 15 cubic metres, and it also offers affordable running costs and extended service intervals.

Every model comes with a full steel bulkhead as standard, which provides protection for the driver and also minimises the amount of noise which seeps into the cab. Other standard features include a digital radio with Bluetooth connectivity, while the Professional trim adds in a touchscreen satellite navigation system which many buyers will value.

There are also plenty of used Peugeot Boxer vans on the market, all of which offer something different and compelling thanks to the number of different body types that accompany the basic panel van configuration. And buying a second-hand van is generally a lot more affordable than investing in a new model, even with the monthly rental and finance packages that are widely available at the moment.

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