The Peugeot Partner van has been given a subtle facelift and update, and will have its European premiere at the 2015 Geneva motor show.
It’s easier to pick out the updated Partner compared to its Berlingo stablemate, as the Peugeot van is now fitted with a grille patterned after the ones fitted to the new 308 and facelifted 508 ranges.
Other visual changes include revised headlights and a new bumper design, which on upscale models is fitted with fog lamps and LED daytime running lights.
Top shelf models will feature, for the first time, a 7-inch touchscreen entertainment system with DAB+ digital radio reception, hard-disk music storage, Bluetooth smartphone connectivity, USB port, auxiliary jack, and Mirrorlink and Apple CarPlay smartphone mirroring functionality; the system can also be optioned up with satellite navigation.
Available safety tech will stretch to automated emergency braking at speeds up to 30km/h, reversing camera and front parking sensors.
In Europe, the Peugeot Partner will be available two petrol motors mated exclusively to a five-speed manual transmission: a 73kW 1.6-litre and an 89kW 1.6-litre. Buyers can also choose from three different versions of the company’s 1.6-litre turbo-diesel, available with either 56kW, 75kW or 89kW of power.
The 56kW and 75kW iterations come with a standard five-speed manual, while a six-speed automatic is available on the 75kW motor. The 89kW diesel engine is fitted exclusively with a six-speed manual. Automatic engine stop/start is fitted to some 75kW and all 89kW diesel motors.
Peugeot has also updated the five- and seven-seat people mover versions of the Partner, dubbed the Partner Tepee (above). The Tepee isn’t currently sold in Australia.
We’re waiting to hear back from Peugeot Australia as to when the updated the Partner will land in local showrooms.