As popularity for Peugeot vans continues to grow in Australia the French marque has broadened the Expert’s range in an attempt to better suit the needs of buyers.
Peugeot has bolstered the Expert range for 2022 with more options to pick from including a limited-edition Sport grade bound for Australia.
Peugeot has introduced a new naming structure for its vans in 2022 with the City grade kicking off the range followed by the Pro and Premium. The Expert will be exclusively offered with a new Sport grade for a limited time only.
Peugeot has renamed the 4950mm-long ‘standard wheelbase’ Expert as the short-wheelbase (SWB) variant which provides up to 5.3 cubic metres of loading space with the 5309mm long-wheelbase (LWB) offering slightly more at 6.1 cubic metres.
Both have a height of 1940mm to make it earlier to clear barriers in underground parking.
A 2.0-litre turbodiesel four’ is the only option offered on the Expert with outputs of 110kW of power and 370Nm of torque on every grade except the Sport that lives up to its name with 130kW/400Nm at the ready, with all sending power directly the front wheels.
The more affordable 1.6-litre turbodiesel making 85kW/300Nm has been removed from the range.
Towing capacity and payload vary significantly depending on the grade and information will be limited until the official launch but all the detail available can be found below.
Kicking off the range is the Expert City which is offered exclusively in SWB form with prices starting from $38,990 before on-road costs with the six-speed manual.
In this form, the Expert has a 1.4-tonne payload capacity that can be accessed via the dual sliding doors or twin ‘barn doors’ at the rear.
The Expert City rides on 16-inch steel wheels with three seats up front, with four airbags and a reversing camera are included as standard.
Further up the range is the Expert Pro, which is available in both short and long-wheelbase forms and is the first to offer the eight-speed torque converter automatic option.
The Expert Pro takes a notable step forward in terms of safety with AEB, forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control and reversing sensors all included.
Peugeot also includes a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto along with other niceties including automatic lights and windscreen wipers.
The Expert Pro in the SWB has a slightly lower payload at 1.0-tonne while the longer wheelbase is slightly more at 1.35-tonne. Peugeot was unable to clarify the reason for this deficit at the current time.
Peugeot rates the towing capacity at 2.1-tonnes braked for the SWB Expert Pro while the LWB model is slightly less at 1.8-tonnes braked.
Available only with an automatic transmission is the Expert Premium which adds larger 17-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights and fog lights along with body-coloured front and rear bumpers, mirrors, door handles and more for a cleaner appearance.
Peugeot also fits a Mobile Office Pack that adds a flip-down worktable and extra under-seat storage with 0.5 cubic metres of storage.
The Expert Sport acts as the range-topping grade and is available exclusively in SWB form with an automatic transmission.
Peugeot dressed the Expert sport to look the part with black 17-inch alloy wheels, ‘Sport’ decals and sharper Xenon headlights.
Along with punchier outputs of 130kW/400Nm has an increased braked towing capacity of 2.5-tonnes and payload has not been specified.
Buyers also benefit from a slew of more modern features including a head-up display, push-button start as well as front and rear parking sensors.
The revised Peugeot Expert range will launch in the first quarter of 2022 and we expect more information on specification to be released closer to that date.
All prices listed are before on-road costs.
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