Four large vans to look out for: Ducato, Transit, Sprinter & Boxer

Date: Friday, March 02, 2018

 

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Peugeot Boxer

Peugeot’s Boxer was last facelifted in 2014, although the manufacturer completed the roll-out of Euro6 engines into its van line-up when the big model was given the tech in September 2016.

This LCV is offered with a choice of four lengths and three roof heights, and is available in Standard and Professional trim levels.

A six-speed manual gearbox is standard across the range.

The Boxer feels rugged and unrefined in comparison to rivals such as the Ford Transit, Volkwsagen Crafter, Iveco Daily and Fiat Professional Ducato.

It remains an out-and-out commercial vehicle rather than a van with car-like pretensions.

Also, oddly, the handbrake is positioned to the right of the driver, between the seat and the door, and the amount of in-cab road noise can be irritating.

The interior trim around the doors also looks as though it’s been stuck on rather than part of an integrated design.

The Boxer is impressively frugal and delivers a competent ride, but unfortunately lacks the refinement of more recently launched heavy vans in what is a hugely competitive sector of the market.

Sample model: Blue HDi L3H2

Engine size    2.0-litre
Payload     1.325kg
Load volume    13.0m3
Combined mpg 45.6mpg
CO2    163g/km
Price (ex VAT) £27,622



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