Peugeot introduces new engines to van range

This means a £75 saving on first year VED, which is based on CO2 emissions, for all new Peugeot 207 vans registered before the end of 2010.

The two new engines consist of a 1.4-litre HDi unit developing 70bhp and a 1.6-litre unit delivering 92bhp. The engines will bring emissions down to 110g/km and 115g/km respectively.

Both engines will comply with Euro 5 emissions standards, the strict new caps introduced by the EU to restrict pollutant emissions such as nitrogen oxides and particulate matter from petrol and diesel cars and vans.

The new Euro 5 emissions standards have to be satisfied by January 2012 for vans, and a stricter Euro 6 standard will come into place on January 2015.

The Peugeot 207 van currently also qualifies for Peugeot’s Blue Lion badge, designed to highlight all cars and vans in its range that boast sub-130g/km emissions and can be 95 per cent recycled when they are scrapped.

A further 1.3-litre HDi delivering 75bhp will be made available for the larger Peugeot Bipper Van. The unit will also comply with Euro 5 standards and comes with Stop-Start technology to improve fuel consumption.

The technology switches of the engine when the car is stationary in heavy traffic and turns it back on again instantly. The resultant saving in fuel has improved the fuel economy figure to 68.2mpg.

Like the 207 van, emissions of 109g/km means first year road tax of £125 for Peugeot Bipper van owners if the vehicle is registered before 31 December 2010.

For buyers who want to wait, Peugeot has promised more Euro 5 compliant engines for the Peugeot Bipper range over the next 12 months.