Peugeot Bipper is ‘City van of the year 2011’

The Bipper is already a well established van in terms of popularity and widespread use but the award will do its reputation no harm.

Commenting on the Peugeot Bipper’s award success, Trevor Gelken, editor of Fleet Van, said: “This was a closely-fought contest, but the Bipper was a clear overall winner, assisted by the prominence of Peugeot’s renewed focus on fleet support and after sales.”

The Bipper has earned the award because of its practical compact yet spacious qualities. Its compact dimensions makes it agile, nimble and ideal for city driving – it has a turning circle of just 10.2 metres – and that’s mated to an impressive maximum payload capacity of 660kg and a maximum storage capacity of 2,500-litres.

It’s also economical thanks to its 1.3-litre HDi diesel engine which delivers 75hp and CO2 emissions as low as 112g/km, which means Bipper customers are exempt from their first years road tax. The diesel engine is made even more economical with the help of a Stop and Start system that saves energy and fuel when idling in traffic by turning the engine off when at traffic lights, for example.

Phil Robson, Peugeot Fleet Director, said: “Winning this prestigious award is yet another demonstration of the importance we place in product excellence with good customer support and after sales service support.”

Peugeot Bipper prices start from £10,695. Peugeot vehicles are available from Perry’s dealerships such as Aylesbury, Bolton and Portsmouth.