PEUGEOT

PEUGEOT TRAVELLER DIESEL ESTATE 1.5 BlueHDi 120 Active Standard [8 Seat] 5dr

Fuel

FuelDiesel

Transmission

TransmissionManual

Acceleration

0 - 62 mph12s

WLTP - CO2 (g/km)

WLTP - CO2167 g/km

This Peugeot Traveller might be fundamentally based on the marque's medium-sized Expert van but it's undeniably sophisticated as well as being light, airy, and seriously spacious, with room for up to 9 people. If anything, its commercial vehicle roots serve as a strength, the voluminous interior, tough build and uncomplicated design proving ideal for family buyers who'll happily shoulder the slight ride and refinement issues.

LOITERING WITHIN TENT

Peugeot brings us its first really serious stab at the super-large luxury MPV market in the form of this model, the Traveller. Jonathan Crouch looks at what's on offer.

Ten Second Review

This Peugeot Traveller might be fundamentally based on the marque's medium-sized Expert van but it's undeniably sophisticated as well as being light, airy, and seriously spacious, with room for up to 9 people. If anything, its commercial vehicle roots serve as a strength, the voluminous interior, tough build and uncomplicated design proving ideal for family buyers who'll happily shoulder the slight ride and refinement issues.

Background

It's the age-old problem if you've a very large family and want an MPV. Even large examples of the People Carrying breed can't take much luggage if you fill all seven seats up with occupants. Which leaves you having to struggle with a roof box or fitting a trailer, neither of which you'll regularly want to be bothered by. The answer is a super-large MPV - one of those based on medium-sized vans. Typical entrants in this segment include Ford's Tourneo Custom and Hyundai's i800 or, if you've a little more to spend, Volkswagen's Caravelle or Mercedes' V-Class. The vehicle we look at here, Peugeot's Traveller, is the most recent entrant in this class, based on a design also shared with the Citroen Space Tourer and the Toyota Hiace Verso. The Traveller is based on the latest generation version of the French brand's Expert van, just as its predecessor was, that vehicle badged rather awkwardly as the 'Expert Tepee'. That was just an Expert LCV with seats, windows and a few extra niceties. Peugeot though, is telling us that this 9-seater Traveller model is more than that. Is it? Let's find out.

Driving Experience

Engine choice in a Traveller model is pretty straightforward, provided you've a clear idea of the kind of work you want it to do. Sensibly, all the Euro6 units on offer are diesels and if your needs are mainly based around lighter people carrying duties and short distance urban work, then the entry-level 95bhp 1.6-litre BlueHDi unit may well be quite sufficient: this engine's also offered with 115bhp. For heavier payloads and longer journeys however, you'll be needing the 2.0-litre BlueHDi model which gives you a lot more pulling power and is available with 150 or 180bhp, the most powerful unit mated to the brand's efficient EAT6 auto transmission. A key factor behind the success of this vehicle's Expert Tepee predecessor was the way it remained compact and wieldy in the manner of smaller, more car-like MPVs from the class below. This model should retain much of that same usability around town and will certainly ride much better thanks to more sophisticated suspension and a stiff EMP2 platform. Special wishbone filtering is provided to dampen the impacts from our country's terrible tarmac and the variable stiffness springs and shock absorbers should deliver decent levels of comfort whether the vehicle is loaded or unloaded. Peugeot also claims that refinement is much improved this time round. As before, there's the option of a Grip Control traction system. We also like the 'Driving time warning system' which flashes up a dash warning after two hours of uninterrupted driving at speeds of 40mph and above.

Design and Build

This Traveller certainly looks much more of a car-like thing than its Expert Tepee predecessor with its sharply angled windscreen and smart frontal treatment. Under the skin, this MPV utilises the acclaimed 'Efficient Modular Platform 2' (EMP2) as the basis to combine its relatively compact exterior dimensions with maximum roominess. Inside, this model can offer up to 9 spacious seats with 1,500 litres of boot space - or up to 4,900-litres of luggage space if you take out the removable seats. Available in three defined lengths, ranging from 4.60m to 5.30m, the Traveller's height of 1.90m is low enough to guarantee entry into covered car parks - a relatively rare attribute in this segment. The 'M' and 'XL' length versions of 4.95m and 5.30m will be the variants chosen by most buyers, but even the shortest 4.60m-long 'XS' version can comfortably accommodate up to 9 people in all seats. There's also a top 'Business Plus VIP variant which provides its rear-seat passengers with a 'four face-to-face' seat configuration, each occupant treated to their own individual leather armchair. There's also a multi-function roof with tri-zone climate control and soft air diffusion, plus mood lighting for even greater luxury. Across the range, most models get hands-free electric sliding side doors which can be activated with a wave of the foot.

Market and Model

Think in terms of a £30,000-£35,000 price point for plusher versions of this Peugeot Traveller, once you've chosen the spec to your liking and you shouldn't be far out. The basics of specification are worth repeating here, so there's a choice of three vehicle lengths - 4.60m 'S', 4.95m 'M' and 5.30m 'XL' - all of which can be configured as 5-to 9-seaters. Inside, all models get a 7" infotainment touch-screen. This setup's voice recognition provides additional security for using the Navigation, Telephone and Media features without taking eyes off the road. Traveller buyers can also specify sophisticated connected 3D navigation as part of a package that includes TomTom Traffic real-time traffic information and, via Peugeot's 'Connect2' media package, access to information like the location and prices of service stations and car parks, weather forecasts and local search of points of interest. The Peugeot Connect Nav system also integrates a MirrorScreen function so that you can use functions from you smartphone on the centre dash 7-inch screen. Latest generation electronic driving assistance devices include a 'driving time warning system', 'Driver Attention Alert', a 'Road sign reading with speed limit recommendation system' and an 'Active Safety Brake' set-up. You could also add 'Blind Spot Monitoring' and a 'VisioPark surround view camera system - both useful on a vehicle of this size.

Cost of Ownership

The Traveller's Euro6 engines have been chosen with operating costs rather than performance in mind and this will suit businesses as well as families with a firm grip on their finances. Combined fuel economy is pegged at 51.3mpg on the combined cycle, along with 144g/km of CO2 for the 95bhp 1.6-litre BlueHDi diesel model, figures you can improve to 54.3mpg and 135g/km if you go for the same variant fitted with an ETG6 auto gearbox. We'd want a little more power and would opt for this engine in 115bhp guise, in which form you're looking at 55.3mpg and 133g/km. Go for the 2.0-litre BlueHDi 150bhp derivative and the figures are 53.2mpg and 139g/km, while even the top 2.0 BlueHDi 180bhp EAT6 auto gearbox variant returns 48.7mpg and 151g/km.

Summary

Bridging the gap between Peugeot's passenger car range and the marque's light commercial vehicle line-up, the Traveller has a big job on to convince the public of its large MPV credentials. In the past, seasoned industry observers had a well-practiced sneer held in reserve for any commercial vehicle that tried to pass itself off as a passenger car, but times have changed. Modern light vans have reached levels of sophistication that aren't a million miles away from the passenger car average and we've seen in the smaller van-based MPV sector that there is an eager market for affordable, utilitarian people carriers. The Peugeot Traveller takes the voluminous interior of its commercial vehicle progenitor and does enough to make it presentable and comfortable for business or family usage. It also borrows the Expert van's mix and match range structure, giving excellent flexibility for customers to specify the vehicle in the way they want. With rugged build, competent driving dynamics, strong economy and attractive prices, it seems well-suited to its target markets and as a result, could well be worth a look for larger families.

  • One touch electric front windows
  • Heated rear windows with wash wipe
  • Automatic windscreen wipers
  • Acoustic windscreen and rear side windows

  • Front ventilated disc brakes and rear disc brakes
  • Mechanical handbrake
  • Anti-lock Brake System and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • Electronic Stability Programme
  • Hill start assist

  • Black carpets

  • Bluetooth telephone facility

  • Exterior temperature indicator with ice warning
  • Mirror screen with mirror link, apple carplay and andriod auto
  • Multi function trip computer
  • Audible lights on warning
  • Instrument display panel with white LCD matrix display, 4 dials (rev counter, speedo, fuel gauge and water temperature)

  • Electric folding and heated door mirrors
  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Auto dimming electrochrome rear view mirror

  • Anodised blue inlays
  • Chrome air vent surrounds
  • Decorative inlays to dashboard, door and side panels

  • MP3 connection
  • USB socket
  • 4 speaker + 4 tweeters
  • 7" touch screen with DAB radio

  • Body colour bumpers/side rubbing strips
  • Body colour door handles
  • Roof antenna
  • Twin sliding side doors
  • Radiator grille in chrome edge trim and black facets

  • Halogen rear lights including braking and turn signal function
  • Halogen front fog lights with cornering assist function
  • Automatic headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Halogen third brake light
  • Halogen rear fog lights
  • Halogen rear number plate lights
  • Follow me home headlamps

  • Dual zone automatic air conditioning
  • Aviation style rear seat air conditioning panel x 6 ceiling mounted air vents
  • Aviation style rear seat air conditioning panel temperature and fan speed adjustment
  • Aviation style rear seat air conditioning panel floor mounted air vents

  • Upper glovebox with lid and illumination
  • Satin chrome finish front interior door handles
  • Closed central storage compartment
  • Driver and passenger side retractable grab handles with damping
  • Gear lever - manual with black gearknob and leather effect gaiter trim
  • 2nd row window blinds
  • Front door pockets including storage for 1.5L bottles
  • Rear door pockets including storage for 500ml bottles
  • 2x cupholders located in row 3 side panels
  • Dashboard storage with cover
  • Map pockets on front seats
  • Coat hooks
  • Front cupholders x 2
  • Aircraft type trays in front seat backrests
  • Rear parcel shelf
  • Electric power steering with reach and rake adjustable steering column
  • Roof lining - light grey
  • 12V Sockets in dashboard, rear cabin and load area
  • Boot load restraint net
  • Fixing rings x 4 in load area
  • Plastic coated steering wheel
  • Child observation mirror
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Gear shift indicator
  • Lower glovebox - no lid
  • Ocean cloth upholstery
  • Driver and front passenger seat armrests

  • Illuminated boot
  • Front interior light with reading spotlights x2
  • Rear reading spotlights x3

  • Emergency fuel cut off
  • Front optimised safety headrests and rear retractable headrests (x3), height adjustable
  • Adaptive driver and front passenger airbags
  • Tyre pressure sensor
  • 3 point seatbelts on all seats
  • Driver/front passenger head+thorax airbag
  • Door open warning
  • Electric child locking functionality on rear windows and doors
  • Driver and front passenger side airbag

  • Seatbelt not fastened audible and visual alert for front seats
  • Driver and front passenger seat mechanical back rest angle adjustment
  • Driver and front passenger seat mechanical longitudinal adjustment
  • 3 seat bench in 2nd row
  • Driver seat height adjustment
  • Driver seat lumbar adjustment
  • Isofix attachments on rear seats
  • 3 additional seats on rails 1/3:2/3 in row 3, removable
  • Removable seats in 2 row
  • 1/3 to 2/3 split folding 3-seater bench in 2nd row seats on rails with longitudinal and backrest angle adjustment

  • Volumetric anti theft alarm
  • Immobiliser
  • Remote central locking + deadlocks
  • Automatic door locking when moving off

  • Illuminated vanity mirrors

  • 17" Phoenix alloy wheels

  • Tyre puncture repair kit

  • CO2 (g/km): 126
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • CO: 0.17
  • HC: N
  • NOx: 0.035
  • HC+NOx: 0.042
  • Particles: 0.0002
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 167
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min: 159
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max: 182
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min: 145
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max: 171
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min: 137
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max: 162
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min: 181
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max: 214
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max: 181
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min: 167

  • CC: 1499
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Number of Valves: 8
  • Camshaft: DOHC
  • Fuel Delivery: COMMON RAIL
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Transmission: MANUAL
  • Gears: 6 SPEED

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: False
  • EC Urban (mpg): 54.3
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg): 60.1
  • EC Combined (mpg): 57.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 43.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max: 38
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min: 51.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max: 43.9
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min: 53.6
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max: 47
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min: 40.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max: 36.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 46.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max: 40.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min: 6.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max: 7.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min: 5.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max: 6.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min: 5.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max: 6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min: 7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max: 7.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min: 6.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max: 6.9

  • Generation Mark: 1
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: False
  • Special Edition: False
  • Special Order: False
  • Based On ID: N
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 17E
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: N
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: N
  • Badge Power: 120
  • Badge Engine CC: 1.5
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1
  • AdBlue: True
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?: False
  • Coin Series: Active Std [8 Seat]
  • Coin Description: BlueHDi 120
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12

  • Engine Power - BHP: 120
  • Engine Power - PS: True
  • 0 to 60 mph (secs): False
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 12
  • Top Speed: 99
  • Engine Power - KW: 88
  • Engine Power - RPM: 3500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 221
  • Engine Torque - NM: 300
  • Engine Torque - RPM: 1750
  • Engine Torque - MKG: 30.6

  • Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level: RDE 2

  • Tyre Size Front: 225/55 R17
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: False
  • Wheel Style: PHOENIX
  • Tyre Size Rear: 225/55 R17
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Type: 17" ALLOY

  • Length: 4959
  • Width: 1920
  • Wheelbase: 3275
  • Width (including mirrors): 2204
  • Height: 1890
  • Height (including roof rails): N

  • No. of Seats: 8
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 12.4
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1659
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2700
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 69
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1400
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Max. Loading Weight: 1041

  • Rear side windows with extra dark tinted glass - 10% light transmission fixed position row 2/3: £180
  • Rear side windows with extra light tinted glass - 70% light transmission fixed position row 2/3: £180
  • Rear side windows with dark tinted glass - 30% light transmission fixed position row 2/3: Included

  • Grip control: £670

  • Rear parking sensors: Included
  • Driver attention alert system: Included
  • Cruise control + speed limiter: Included
  • Front and rear parking sensors with blind spot monitoring: £250
  • Visio park assist 180 with front and rear sensors, blind spot monitor and reversing camera: £840

  • Head up Display: £1,410
  • 3D connected navigation + voice control + Peugeot connect SOS and assistance: £600

  • Solid paint: Included
  • Metallic paint: £545
  • Split opening tailgate: £200

  • Xenon headlights: £600
  • Halogen headlights: Included

  • Conversion interface box: £300

  • Drive assist pack - Traveller: £450
  • Safety pack - Traveller: £600

  • Metallic - Nera black: £545
  • Metallic - Nimbus grey: £545
  • Metallic - Rich oak: £545
  • Metallic - Cumulus grey: £545
  • Metallic - Amber red: £545
  • Metallic - Pearl sand: £545

  • Solid - Bianca white: £0

  • Curtain airbags: £250

  • Peugeot Open and Go (keyless entry and push button start): £420

  • Detachable swan neck towbar: £300

  • Ocean cloth - Grey/dark blue: £0

Whilst every effort is made to verify and ensure the accuracy of the data, the information should only be used as a guide and no purchasing decision should be made without verification of the data from either the manufacturer or franchised dealer. Our offers may be on a different model year to that represented by this data and so specification may differ accordingly.

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