Peugeot will reveal an all-new MPV called the Traveller at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The practical MPV is based on the same platform as the Citroen SpaceTourer and Toyota Proace, with similar styling and the same spacious and versatile interior.
Remarkably, unlike some of the brand’s previous van-like MPVs, it’s not actually based on a van chassis. Under the body sits an extended version of the Citroen/Peugeot EMP2 platform – the same found under cars as varied as the Citroen C4 Cactus and Peugeot 308.
Peugeot Traveller specs
The multi-purpose vehicle will be available in three lengths – 4,600mm XS, 4,950mm M or 5,300mm XL and, like the Citroen SpaceTourer, the interior layout is customisable to suit buyers’ needs. Buyers can choose between five, seven, eight or nine-seat layouts and there’s also up to 4,900 litres of boot space available with the back seats removed.
The car-based origins of the Traveller promise better refinement on the move and it uses a clever rear suspension setup to provide both excellent grip and vast storage space. In addition, it gets a variety of systems to keep occupants safe including driver attention monitoring, road sign recognition and autonomous emergency braking.
Peugeot Traveller interior
Naturally, the Traveller’s interior is all about maximising space but there are some advanced technologies fitted, too. A head-up display is unique in the class and voice control helps control the car’s functions without taking your hands off the wheel or eyes off the road.
Hands-free electric siding doors are available as an option on the Traveller and other features include Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink on a seven-inch tablet-style touchscreen infotainment system. A 180-degree overhead view for parking and a driver attention alert system are also on the options list.
Peugeot Traveller engines
Four engines are available in the Peugeot Traveller including two 1.6-litre diesels options that produce 94hp or 113hp and achieve 51.3mpg and 55.3mpg respectively. A stop/start version of the lesser powered engine is also available, increasing economy to 54.3mpg. CO2 emissions for the smaller engines range from 133g/km to 144g/km.
At the top of the range are two 2.0-litre diesels that produce 148hp and 178hp and emit 139g/km and 151g/km respectively while returning 53.2mpg and 48.7mpg on average. You can have your Traveller in Active, Allure, Business or Business Plus trim levels.
Peugeot Traveller price and release date
We expect the the new Peugeot Traveller to go on sale in the latter part of 2016. Prices are yet to be confirmed, but we’re predicting it’ll cost around £23,000 for the basic model, rising to around £40,000 for top-spec versions.
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