We already brought you news of the latest 2008 which is jetting off to Switzerland and now we can bring you all the latest information surrounding Peugeot’s latest MPV. The Traveller will go on sale later this year and will be based upon the same platform that Peugeot’s sister company, Citroen, have based their latest addition the SpaceTourer and will blend a spacious and versatile interior with modern styling.
Unlike many of Peugeot’s MPV predecessors the new Traveller won’t be built on a van chassis and instead will sit on an enlarged version of the EMP2 platform, which can be found on other cars in the range such as the 308.
Peugeot will make the Traveller available in three different lengths. There will be: 4.6M XS, 4.95M M and the 5.3M XL. These varying sizes allows the opportunity to choose from five, seven, eight or even nine seats. Remove the back two seats and you can fit a whopping 4,900 litres worth of luggage space. Thanks to the car-based foundations of the Traveller, it promises a more refined driving experience and through an intelligent rear suspension system it offers outstanding grip no matter how heavy your load.
In terms of safety equipment the Traveller is peerless. Already boasting a five-star NCAP safety rating it also delivers Lane Departure Warning system, Active Cruise Control, a Collision Alert system and Active Safety Braking amongst a whole host of others.
Along with versatility, practicality and great safety features, the Traveller also delivers four engines to choose from. There are two 1.6 litre diesel engines which offer 94bhp and 116bhp which also boast 51.3mpg and 55.3mpg respectively. The 94bhp also comes with the optional stop/start feature which will increase economy to 54.3mpg. CO2 emissions for both engines are also highly-impressive ranging from 133g/km to 144g/km.
The other two options are a more powerful 2.0 litre diesel engine, one boasting 148bhp and the other 178bhp. Despite the increase in power it hasn’t come at a cost in terms of emissions as they both remain remarkably economical with 139g/km and 151g/km and 53.2mpg and 48.7mpg.
The Traveller is available in a range of specs including Active, Allure, Business and Business Plus. With Hands-free electric side doors, Apple CarPlay, a seven-inch tablet touchscreen and MirrorLink technology available the Traveller is the perfect modern day MPV.