The Peugeot Expert Tepee is no more. Its replacement, the Traveller, made its world premiere at last year's Paris Motor show and it has just made its first appearance in the ASEAN Region. Peugeot is this year's mobility partner for this year's SEA Games and their all-new people carrier was previewed during the handover ceremony.
Peugeot describes the Traveller as a contender in the Combispace' and 'VIP Shuttle' sector. It is a full-size van that measures in at 5,309mm long (in extended wheelbase form), making it a larger van compared to its predecessor. The standard wheelbase model meanwhile is 4,606 mm long.
Inside, it gets styling cues from the brand's current lineup of sedans and SUVs. In the model previewed in Malaysia, it came equipped leather seats, touchscreen infotainment, dual-gauge cluster, multi-function steering wheel, engine start/stop button and an automatic transmission with a rotary-style gear selector. It also came with a 2-3-3 seating configuration, meaning this van is an 8-seater. According to Peugeot, it can also be reconfigured to a 9-seater arrangement with seating for three on all rows.
Other convenience features include power seats for both driver and front passenger, a head-up display, triple-zone climate control and air-conditioning vents on for all seat rows. Dual power-sliding doors aid in entry and exit while the dual panoramic roof lets more light in the cabin. There are also window blinds for the second-row occupants and entertainment is provided by a 7-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink capability.
As for the exterior, the Traveller features the brand's latest design language with its 'Lion Eye' headlights, the upright hexagonal grill and a distinct air intake design. The headlights feature Peugeot's latest LED technology with steering adaptive mode. Moving on to safety equipment, it comes standard with parking sensors for both front and rear, 180 degree reverse camera, blind spot monitoring, tire pressure monitoring, Driver Attention Alert, stability control and six airbags.
Power is courtest of a 2.0-liter HDI turbodiesel engine. It produces 150 PS with a torque figure of 370 Nm. It then shifts via a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters for manual control. Like its predecessor, the Traveller is front wheel drive.
As mentioned before, Peugeot Philippines will be bringing in the Traveller in the country, along with the next-generation 3008 and 5008 crossovers. Peugeot Philippines has yet to announce its launch dates for the three new offerings. Specifications and equipment levels may vary from the Malaysian model.