citroen news, peugeot news, citroen commercial range, peugeot commercial range, commercial, industry news, showroom news
While the Peugeot Landtrek ute could be a big hit in Australia, there are no visibly clear plans to offer the Ranger rival.

Citroen Australia has confirmed light-commercial vehicles remain off the table for local consumption, with sister brand Peugeot to cover that part of the market solo for the foreseeable future.

Citroen Australia Managing Director, Kate Gillis told CarsGuide: “We’re not offering Citroen light-commercial vehicles in Australia. We’re putting all our LCV eggs in the Peugeot basket to give ourselves some volume opportunity just with that one brand.”

Previously a mainstay of the French maker’s local line-up, the compact Citroen Berlingo two-box van was withdrawn from sale here in early 2019, while Peugeot currently offers the closely-related Partner in ‘Standard’ and ‘Long’ versions with payload capacity ranging from 898kg to 1.0-tonne. 

The front-wheel drive Partner competes with the similarly-sized Volkswagen Caddy in this market, and Renault is set to make it a three-way fight once again in 2023 with a new version of its popular Kangoo.

Two Partner models are offered – Pro and Premium – powered by a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder, turbo-petrol engine producing 96kW/230Nm.

In other markets Citroen offers the one-size bigger Jumpy in various configurations as well as a choice of diesel and electric powertrains. 

But in Australia, the Peugeot Expert fights in that segment against the likes of Toyota’s historically dominant HiAce, VW’s evergreen Transporter and the Hyundai Staria Load. 

The Expert is powered by a 2.0-litre 110kW/370Nm turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine in City, Pro and Premium grades, again in short and long models.

Citroen’s heaviest hitting commercial van is the mega-sized Jumper, available elsewhere in a bewildering range of van and cab chassis versions.

citroen news, peugeot news, citroen commercial range, peugeot commercial range, commercial, industry news, showroom news
The Citroen Berlingo was withdrawn from sale here in early 2019.

Here, Peugeot covers that base with the Boxer, measuring no less than 6.0m long, over 2.0m wide, and more than 2.5m tall. Power again comes courtesy of a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four, this time producing 120kW/310Nm and matched to a six-speed manual only. 

It can carry a close to 1.6-tonne payload, tow a (braked trailer) maximum of 2.5 tonnes, and competes with Renault’s super-sized Master as well as VW’s equally imposing Crafter.

Interestingly, Peugeot also offers the Landtrek ute in overseas markets, but there still seems to be no solid plans to offer it Down Under yet.

When it comes to EV light commercials Citroen has developed the E-Berlingo and E-Jumpy, but Peugeot goes one better with the e-Partner, e-Expert and e-Boxer available in Europe.

citroen news, peugeot news, citroen commercial range, peugeot commercial range, commercial, industry news, showroom news
Peugoet currently offers three commercial vehicles in Australia.

And Peugeot Australia has confirmed its EV launch plans “across electric passenger, SUV and LCV product offerings” are close to finalised, a spokesperson telling CarsGuide: “We are delighted to confirm the first battery electric vehicle to launch in Australia will be an LCV with more information to be provided in due course.”

The e-Partner offers the same Standard and Long body options as its combustion counterpart, with a payload up to 800kg, and a driving range of up to 275km (WLTP). If it’s the first to arrive it will go head-to-head with the BYD T3 which offers a claimed 300km range.

The e-Expert is powered by a 100kW/260Nm electric motor and Peugeot claims a range of up to 330km, while the e-Boxer claims just 224km balanced by a mammoth cargo capacity of up to 17,000 litres. 

Stand-by for updates on which EV LCV is first in line for Aussie arrival.

TECH NEWS RELATED

6 Reasons the 2023 Honda CR-V Is One You Need to Consider

The 2023 Honda CR-V is the brand-new version of the popular Honda compact SUV, and it’s still as good as ever. In fact, the 2023 model year is the first model year of the sixth generation of the CR-V, and as such, Honda gave it some major updates. Here’s a ...

View more: 6 Reasons the 2023 Honda CR-V Is One You Need to Consider

1967 Holman-Moody Ford Honker II

The Holman & Moody Ford Honker II is part of the forgotten CanAm cars and funny is that everyone actually remembers its sister, the Ford F3L or P68 that was seen racing on the other side of the globe, in Europe during 1968 and 1969. Both cars were actually ...

View more: 1967 Holman-Moody Ford Honker II

1951 Allard J2X

The J2X was a limited production racing / touring car. Although only 83 were produced between 1951 and 1954, these were the most successful racers of the Allard collection. The Allard Motor Company never produced its own engines, instead successfully integrating existing American power plants into its cars to ...

View more: 1951 Allard J2X

Agency, Mercedes-Benz sign deal to promote EVs

Mercedes-Benz AG all-electric EQE SUV. (Photo: Bloomberg) The Excise Department and Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing (Thailand) on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding to promote the use of electric vehicles (EVs) under the government's subsidy scheme. Excise Department director-general Ekniti Nitithanprapas said the signing reflects the company’s interest in supporting EV ...

View more: Agency, Mercedes-Benz sign deal to promote EVs

Owner review: Camry to Camry, Toyota is my way. My 2022 Toyota Camry 2.5V

** This article is published on WapCar Community, representing the opinion of users. Click the link below to enter the community for car enthusiasts in Malaysiahttps://forum.wapcar.my/ Basic information of my car: 2.5V 2022 Reasons why I bought this car Good Looking interior and exterior Good engine performance Low maintenance cost ...

View more: Owner review: Camry to Camry, Toyota is my way. My 2022 Toyota Camry 2.5V

SUVs launching in Malaysia in 2023; from Omoda 5, to the new CR-V, and all the way to the Proton X90

So, another year older, another year marked with interesting (or forgettable) cars, and we’ll be doing it all over again next year. SUVs will undoubtedly continue to play a greater focus here, so in this article – part one of three – we’ll look at the possible non-luxury, non-EV ...

View more: SUVs launching in Malaysia in 2023; from Omoda 5, to the new CR-V, and all the way to the Proton X90

2 of the Most Unreliable Ford Trucks According to TopSpeed

As a truck manufacturer, Ford has long been one of the leading brands in the eyes of consumers. Its F-series pickups have often been some of the hottest vehicles on the market. But not every brand gets it right 100% of the time, and Ford is no different. According to ...

View more: 2 of the Most Unreliable Ford Trucks According to TopSpeed

What the Heck Is a New Edge Mustang?

The Ford Mustang has cruised American streets for nearly 60 years. In that time, the pony car evolved from a simple coupe and convertible into a sharpened GT car with a library of engines. Before the S550 and S197 generation cars we see so often, the SN-95 New Edge Ford ...

View more: What the Heck Is a New Edge Mustang?

Watch the New 2024 Chevy Trax in Chevy’s Latest Video

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV

Jeep Cherokee's Future Hangs in the Balance after Reports of Plant Closure

1976 Ford XB Falcon streeter - BFAT

Chrysler 300 SRT: Is the SRT8 a Worthy Mopar?

3 Things to Learn From the Million-Mile Toyota Tacoma

3 Reasons You May Want to Avoid the 2022 Ford Bronco

2022 Land Rover Range Rover

Ram HD Pickup Brake Failures Being Investigated By NHTSA

40 Tesla Megapacks replace WW2 turbojet generator in Belgium

How Did Elon Musk Get the Name Tesla? — It’s a Weird Story

These 3 Small Cars Depreciated the Least in Five Years Reveals iSeeCars’ Data

OTHER TECH NEWS

Top Car News Car News