PSA Group is currently in the final stages of producing its next-generation 2018 Peugeot Partner van, which has revealed its boxy appearance for the very first time.
We’ve spied PSA’s new LCV undergoing some tests on public roads in southern Europe, but its body framework had a heavy camouflage wrap. We, however, managed to grasp a few details that we will discuss below.
2018 Peugeot Partner – Body and Features
The 2018 Peugeot Partner and the Citroen Berlingo are French utility twins which come in van or crew versions. Like the predecessors that saw the light of day before these prototypes arrived, these siblings will share the same platform and pretty much the same components. PSA Group is said to be producing the next Peugeot Partner, Opel/Vauxhall Combo, and Citroen Berlingo at a facility in Vigo, Spain.
The inbound Peugeot Partner will increase its size as the carmaker attempts at improving both its interior space and payload capacity. The current models are trailing behind the competition in these crucial areas. And PSA is passionate about making it a better model in the segment. Regarding the overall design of this vehicle, PSA and Opel will make their models consistent with their separate brand appearances.
All the siblings will each portray their unique bumper design, grille, and headlight. The Citroen Berlingo will showcase a split headlight treatment along with a distinct set of LED running lights. Also, we will have the primary set of lights mounted beneath that setup.
The 2018 Peugeot Partner and Citroen will be slightly altered, but each of them will stick to their respective families for identity. Hence, if Berlingo and Partner are placed side by side, you will notice their similarities and differences in an instant. Some news feeds claim Opel would leverage the French twin’s platform to build the next Combo. However, we cannot comment on this because the information is scarce.
The interior configuration of the next Peugeot Partner and Citroen Berlingo is heavily influenced by i-Cockpit designs originating from the recent Peugeot passenger cars. The cabin houses such things as analog gauges as well as a high-mounted manual gearbox shifter. We also expect the two vans to convey a wide array of standard driver assistance features.
2018 Peugeot Partner – Engine Type
The French conglomerate hasn’t uttered a word concerning the engine configuration that will power the 2018 Peugeot Partner. But, we expect the company to use a range of four-cylinder engines for the two siblings. The purported drivetrains will become stronger, given that the bodies and doors of these light commercial vehicles have grown in size.
The engineering team has done everything in its capacity to ensure these utility vehicles can favorably compete in the market. Hence, they still matter despite their volumes being significantly less than the best-selling passenger vehicles in Europe. The automakers involved in the segment are trying to outshine each other at the end of the day.
2018 Peugeot Partner – Debut and Cost
The reputable source has confirmed that the 2018 Peugeot Partner will arrive in March 2018 at the Geneva Motor Show. Pricing details are still under wraps, but we will update you as early as possible. Check back soon.