Peugeot has given its Boxer model a new frontal appearance inspired by the 308 passenger car and enhanced specification levels in a bid to move the large van upmarket.
The brand said the facelifted Boxer will go on sale in the second quarter of 2014. It said the new van’s durability was improved with a strengthened body structure for greater rigidity, a redesigned front scuttle, new mechanisms for the sliding side doors and strengthened rear doors, larger brakes and a new design for suspension damper brackets.
The Boxer is powered by a range of 2.2-litre HDi engines, featuring a revised injection system, with outputs ranging from 110hp to 150hp. A 3.0-litre 180hp drivetrain is also available. The 2.2 130hp unit can be specified with stop/start.
The manufacturer said it has tested the new model over 2.5 million miles in extreme conditions in temperatures ranging from -20°C to +40°C to ensure resistance to ageing by the components and materials used in mechanical, plastic and electronic parts.
ESP is offered as standard on the new model and safety equipment includes hill start assist, grip control and hill descent control. It also gets load adaptive control, a lane departure warning system, traction control and tyre pressure monitoring.
The top of the range Professional version has touchscreen and sat nav.
The new Boxer comes in four lengths and three roof heights with load volumes going from 8m3 to 17m3.