Driving the city van feels just like driving a comfortable and reliable Peugeot car. A careful focus on ergonomics has resulted in a higher driver's seat position and closer steering wheel placement. Even the windscreen is widened to create a greater view of your surroundings, making it easier to reverse, park, change lanes and spot hazards.
The three trim level options with the Bipper are S, SE and Professional. The entry-level S version brings you a hard-wearing floor covering, height-adjustable headrests, driver's ladder frame protector and full cabin and load bay courtesy lighting. Upgrade to SE to benefit from an integrated A5 clipboard and other business accessories, and choose Professional if you need the Blue & Me Bluetooth hands-free kit.
The Bipper's compact, curvy shape makes it ideal for navigating city streets and reversing into tighter or more difficult parking spaces. At the SE trim and above it features a sliding door on the left-hand side and the asymmetric rear doors can be held open at 180-degree angles to maximise accessibility.
Accent the van with any of the smart standard and optional paintwork shades to create a bespoke, professional look that hints at the Bipper van's own personality. It stands tall on 15-inch steel wheels, and when you choose the optional Tough Pack it sports moulded door sill protection, a raised suspension system and front and rear mudflaps.
Power comes from the Bipper's enthusiastic 1.3-litre diesel engine at 75bhp, matched to a five-speed gearbox. It covers 0-60mph within 17 seconds, getting you up to speed easily on motorway slip roads – and peak economy of 68.9mpg combined from the 45-litre tank will keep you motoring for much longer.
You can easily load up to 660kg into the van's 2.5 cubic metres of cargo space, and secure it with the six built-in tie-down hooks. More than a metre between the wheel arches makes loading much simpler.
Convenience can be found everywhere in the Bipper, including in the heating system which recirculates air to maintain a comfortable interior atmosphere. The four-speaker CD/radio system is compatible with MP3-encoded discs, so if you need to bring along a pre-recorded track for reference or just want some different driving music it's easy to change.
Safety's never a compromise with a Peugeot, either, and you can always feel supported and secure when travelling in the van. Force-limiting seatbelts, ABS, a rolling code immobiliser and driver's airbag are all standard features, which you can optionally supplement with a passenger airbag and ultrasonic alarm system.
Contact Charles Hurst to learn more about how a new Peugeot Bipper could support your regular business activities. Speak with a fleet specialist at our authorised Peugeot van centre in Belfast.