The dimensions of the Peugeot Boxer, as well as its versatility, determine the popularity of the car. The car complies with Euro-4 standards, is distinguished by reliability and efficiency. The chassis of the vehicle is designed to meet the safety and practicality requirements of EU regulations. This series is presented on the market in several modifications that differ in wheelbase, engines, dimensions and body configurations. This allows the buyer to find the version that best suits the given requirements.
History of Creation
The production of the Peugeot Boxer van began in 1994. The Italian plant Sevel became the main base for serial production. The differences of the first generation include a reinforced base on the frame, frontal transverse placement of the power unit, an independent spring suspension unit with levers in front.
All debut modifications of the car were equipped with a five-mode manual transmission. Not only Peugeot designers, but also specialists from Citroen and Fiat participated in the creation of the prototype. As a result, onthree types of machines of a similar series entered the market, namely:
- Peugeot Boxer.
- Citroen Jumper.
- Fiat Ducato.
The dimensions of the Peugeot Boxer and some other parameters have become the dividing differences between the four main modifications: a light truck, a minibus, a classic van, a multifunctional chassis.
The line of engines includes several engines: a two-liter gasoline version (110 "horses"), five versions of diesel analogues, the power of which ranges from 68 to 128 horsepower, with a volume of 1.9-2.8 liters.
In 2002, a serious modernization of the Peugeot Boxer car was carried out. The dimensions of the grille and bumpers have become larger, the interior has also undergone changes. In addition, the vehicle was equipped with plastic moldings around the perimeter of the body and enlarged light elements with shades without patterns. The rear of the body was equipped with a rounded bumper, an updated nameplate and headlights with ventilation slots.
As for the engine, here are 2, 3/2, 8-liter engines that have changed their counterparts to 1.9 liters. Most of the other elements remained unchanged. The next update took place four years later. This version of the Peugeot Boxer van is still relevant today. The car was developed by designers from France and Italy. They focused on improving all the main details while updating the design, including the reformation of the interior design, security system, design and engine compartment.
Features of the updated exterior and interior
The appearance of the new Peugeot Boxer van was presented to users by developers from Italy from Fiat Centro Style. The car was equipped with a massive bumper, deprived of cubic shapes, and awarded with a massive U-shaped grille. Above the separating part of the element, there is a lowered glazing line, a panoramic windshield, which guarantees excellent visibility.
Vertical mirrors and impressive wheel arches are accentuated on the sides. The passenger Peugeot Boxer, in addition to swing doors in the front, has an identical element on the right. The cabin in the new version can accommodate three people. On the dashboard - a tachometer, speedometer, other control systems and an on-board computer. The base of the element is made of high quality soft plastic. Additionally, the interior of the car was equipped with various niches and compartments for "little things" and cup holders.
The dimensions of the Peugeot Boxer, like some other characteristics, are presented in several variations:
- All-metal body (FT) variant. The machine is used for the transportation of goods, as well as technical, special transport. In the same version, an isothermal van, radio, television studios and similar variations are produced.
- Peugeot Boxer utility diesel. The car is used for passenger transportation. The set comes with nine comfortable seats, the finish of which is at the highest level. The armchairs includequick release mounts.
- Variable minibus. Limited editions: flatbed, refrigerator, tilt and furniture van.
Peugeot Boxer clearance and other characteristics
The following are the main parameters of the car:
- length/width/height - 4, 49/2, 05/2, 52 m;
- wheelbase - 3.0 m;
- load capacity indicator - 1 or 2 tons;
- maximum speed - 165 km/h;
- fuel consumption - 8, 4/10, 8 l/100 km;
- power unit - diesel or gasoline engine;
- power - from 110 to 170 horsepower;
- fuel tank capacity - 90 l.
Nuances of the restyled version
The interior of the updated passenger "Peugeot Boxer" has become larger and more comfortable than its competitors. It is necessary to pay tribute to the French designers, who focused on ergonomic parameters. The internal equipment of the car is made of modern high-quality materials, which, coupled with a powerful engine and innovative equipment, has become one of the main advantages of the van.
The modification in question has drawbacks. The main one is the adaptation of the car to the domestic climate, roads and the quality of technical service. Most often, problems arise with steering tips, ball joints and an electronic unit. In winter, the vehicle warms up for a long time, while the interior remains cold.
Modification "Peugeot Boxer" (diesel) was created taking into account various factors. The design features of the body minimize the ingress of dust inside and its accumulation in hard-to-reach areas. Most of the base is steel with a double galvanized coating, which provides resistance to corrosive processes. Sheets of steel, the thickness of which is 1.8 mm, resist mechanical stress and shock. Additional rigidity is achieved through a rigid chassis. A high rate of maneuverability and stability is guaranteed by a well-adjusted front suspension paired with a hydraulic power steering. Among analogues, "Boxer" is considered the flagship, due to its unpretentiousness in maintenance, high traction parameters, which allow the transport to be operated as a home or commercial vehicle.