Bipper van boosts Peugeot sales

The sales figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders showed a sales boost for Peugeot vans despite the ongoing recession.

Peugeot sold 2,632 light commercial vehicles in an LCV market up 16.1 per cnet, following impressive performances in January and February this year.

The Peugeot Bipper and the new Peugeot Partner have both reported strong sales growth in March, due to downsizing buyers looking for a balance of fuel efficiency and actual load carrying needs.

Peugeot also won a recent contract to provide the Royal Mail with 2,000 Peugeot Bipper vans, powered by 1.4-litre HDi 70 diesel engines and emitting 119 kg/km of CO2.

The Royal Mail is currently working on a fuel efficient strategy and chose the Peugeot Bipper because of its reduce impact on the environment.

The Peugeot Bipper can provide a load capacity of up to 2.8 m3 when specified with the multi-flex passenger seat and a combined fuel consumption of 62.7 mpg.

Sales of the Peugeots Partner van were also impressive, up 35.1 per cent in the first quarter, compared to 2009.