2018 Peugeot Partner – Peugeot has hit the light commercial vehicle market, which has been one of the highlights of Australian car market sales in recent years, with some well-placed, so curiously named, entrants in Expert and Partner.
The Partner Tepee is available in two trim levels – Active and Outdoor. The entry-level trim features the 2018 Peugeot Partner with a 15 “steel rim, fog lamps and LED daytime running lights. Inside, air conditioning, Bluetooth, USB connectivity and cruise control inside. Switch to the Outdoor model and you’ll find the Partner Tepee with 16-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, parking sensors, power mirrors, windshield wipers, automatic lighting and a touch screen infotainment system.
The 2018 Peugeot Partner Tepee is limited to a variety of 1.6-cylinder, petrol and diesel engines. The essence comes in the forms of 98hp or 120hp, with 75hp, 92hp and 115hp diesels. All the engines offered do a decent job of transporting the family MPV, but the general opinion is that the diesel engine makes a smarter choice, thanks to a good balance between performance and economy.
The gasoline engines are crisp, but the entry level of 1.6 98 is a bit low, only returns 42.2 mpg and is not faster than diesel of the same power. Also avoid the 75hp diesel – at 17 seconds from 0-60 mph, it is extremely slow. If you insist on gasoline, go for the 1.6 with 120hp, but the HDI 92 diesel is the best choice here.