Enjoy a fresh approach to travelling in luxury and wide open spaces with the New Peugeot Traveller MPV. Distinct design, expert Peugeot handling, BlueHDi Euro 6 engines, elegance and premium comfort work in harmony together to offer you calm and comfortable journeys in the latest Peugeot MPV vehicle.
The MPV class has been overtaken by the SUV class, as the rugged 4x4 look has become the cool go-to family car. However, the Peugeot Traveller continues to be sold in the MPV segment, offering fantastic practicality and a comfortable travelling experience to those who are willing to think outside the box.
One of the areas Peugeot often excels is the interiors, where high quality materials match up with characterful design. Unsurprisingly for a car that focuses on practicality above all else, the Traveller can’t quite match the quality of the rest of the Peugeot range, but the dashboard is well put-together, with a simple rather than cheap aesthetic.
Practicality is key though, and here the Traveller makes a case for itself. It’s available in five, seven, eight or nine-seat versions so you can prioritise space or number of passengers, and the seats fold to provide van-like levels of space should you need it.
While it’s tricky to make such a large, boxy car look good in the profile, Peugeot has made up for this by using design details from its road car range to give the front end a handsome look. There are chunky bumpers down low and a chrome-framed front grille to give some premium appeal.
The rear design is a bit more simple, but some sharp lines lower in the boot give some extra shape and character. The squared-off design and minimal overhang make it evident that the design focus was on providing the most amount of interior space possible.
Up front there’s a seven-inch capacitive touchscreen that integrates the multimedia system and other features such as the satellite navigation, which uses real-time traffic data provided by TomTom.
It can be controlled through voice controls and includes Mirror Screen, which allows you to integrate your smartphone through Apple CarPlay.
There are also various driver assistance systems, including driving time warning, driver attention alert, road sign reading with speed limit recognition, enhanced traction control through Grip Control and parking aids.
Engines come in the form of 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre diesels in various states of tune. The 1.6-litre is available with 95bhp and a choice of manual and automatic gearboxes, offering 51mpg and 54mpg respectively. There’s also a manual-only 115bhp version that returns up to 55mpg.
The 2.0 is offered with 150bhp and a manual transmission that makes 53mpg, while the top-spec version is the 180bhp output – though this does offer 49mpg, making it the least economical of the lot.
The New Peugeot Traveller Multi Purpose Vehicle has a brand new lower section based on the modular EMP2 platform, ensuring a high level of convenience, quality and efficiency. This new platform makes the New Peugeot Traveller extremely spacious, while delivering a degree of comfort and convenience that makes it a prime example of Peugeot expertise. With BlueHDi engines ranging from 90 to 180 hp and the new automatic EAT6 gearbox, you can be sure of a highly pleasurable driving experience combined with the lowest consumption and emissions in the segment.
Prices for the entry model start at £36,930, and includes a child surveillance mirror and easy entry pack making it ideal for families. The seven-inch touchscreen includes DAB, Bluetooth, USB and Mirror Link for your smartphone.
On the outside it has 17-inch wheels, heated door mirrors, twin sliding doors, split-opening tailgate and LED daytime running lights.
Prices for the uprated Allure Standard model start from £43,465 and feature a decent level of equipment, such as heated and electric front seats, an easy entry pack, and the seven-inch touchscreen with satellite navigation and voice recognition.
Exterior equipment includes 17-inch alloy wheels, Xenon headlights, hands-free sliding doors and a panoramic roof.