The all-new Peugeot Expert has been awarded the ‘Light Commercial Vehicle of the Year’ accolade and ‘Medium Van of the Year’ at the 2017 What Van? Awards.
The panel of judges, made up with individuals from a spectrum of expertise in this market, were convinced that the all-new Expert van was “an outstanding new van having launched to the market this year”, adding that the new Peugeot Expert “breaks new ground in the largest and most important sector of the van market.”
James Dallas, of What Van?, commented: “The Peugeot Expert represents a big step up compared with its predecessor in terms of quality, refinement and practicality. It should propel the brand to the forefront of what is a very competitive market sector. The new Expert van brings useful innovations to the market and it now stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the best medium vans on offer.”
The all-new Peugeot Expert van brings to the van sector all the practicality required for business, but with the comfort and efficiency of the latest passenger cars and SUVs, made possible by using the Efficient Modular Platform 2 (EMP2). The adaptable and configurable platform permits the Expert van to be offered in three lengths, the smallest being new to the market sector. Its practicality is best demonstrated by an optional hands-free function of its sliding side doors and other loading features like the Moduwork, which allows long items to extend safely into the lower bulkhead.
Nick Crossley, of Peugeot, said: “The all-new Peugeot Expert van fully deserves this accolade and we are very happy to receive this award. I know British-designer Keith Ryder and his development team will be delighted, for it recognises their expertise in this class-leading design. Our customers will also appreciate this news, as it vindicates their decision to choose the Expert van that is equipped with an extremely-competitive specification and compelling features – making it a fully-deserved ‘award-winning’ van.”