Peugeot’s Expert comes with two wheelbases, three body lengths and one roof height. It’s also produced as a double-cab and platform cab. Pick from either a 1.6- (95hp, 115hp) or 2.0-litre diesel (120hp, 150hp, 180hp) engine, and five- or six-speed manual, automated manual or fully auto transmissions.
The 150hp Euro6 engine delivers ample performance, and with a six-speeder is pretty much an ideal motorway cruiser. It’s no slouch on A- and B-roads either and can dart away quickly from rest in urban traffic. That said, it’s a shame the gear change isn’t a bit slicker.
The electric power steering tightens up sufficiently to allow you to tackle sweeping motorway bends with aplomb while offering sufficient assistance to enable easy parking.
More feedback would be appreciated on twisting rural roads, however.
The outboard passenger seat can fold to create extra floor space as part of a package called Moduwork. It includes a bulkhead flap that allows you to push extra-long items beneath the seat. Vans like the Expert, though, can’t comfortably accommodate a three-seater cab…
Sample model: Professional Plus Standard Blue HDi 150
Engine size 2.0-litre
Load volume 5.3m3
Price (ex VAT)£24,265