A move away from our luxury car leasing deals for a minute… this is the Peugeot Expert Standard Diesel 1000 1.6 Bluehdi 115 Professional Van Manual (browse deals) we supplied recently to our tradesman van leasing customer, based in London.
The Peugeot Expert (and Citroen Dispatch) have recently changed both in appearance and with their engines, as they move to the Euro 6 standards. Moving away from the traditional box-style, and uninspiring, look, the French manufacturer has moved to towards the smoother cylindrical finish which you see with other sports panel vans – the Transit Custom (the UK’s leading van), the Renault Trafic, the Vauxhall Vivaro and the Mercedes Vito. Just like the car market, competition is rife amongst manufacturers as they try to establish their commercial vehicles in a growing market.
The van pictured here is the “Standard” wheelbase, although you can choose from a range of “Compact” and “Long” models. In terms of technical specification, this can offers a payload of circa 1100kg and a load space of 5.3 m3. in terms of the specification, the customer elected for the Professional (which is the ideal range) and this offers a configurable bench seat, air conditioning, electric door mirrors, rear parking sensors, alarm (and remote central locking/deadlock) plus the 7” touch screen with DAB radio and Bluetooth. For the more generous out there, Peugeot now offer a “Professional Plus” which provides body colour bumpers, fog lights, LED lights, FOC metallic paint, front/rear parking sensors (plus park assist), and automatic lights and wipers.
Who said vans were basic nowadays!!??
The Van pictured is based on the following:
· Bianca White Solid Paint
· Mica Cloth / Vinyl – Grey
· Ply Lining (Dealer Fit)
In terms of finance options, we do get asked what is the best way to finance a new van? The answer is really down to the individual or business. With contract hire, you can use a van for a specific term – 2, 3 or 4 years and, at the end of term, organise collection and replacement for a new vehicle. This is very much a usership style product and is suitable for those who do not wish to own the vehicle at the end. Also, some deals we offer at VanLease UK are specific to contract hire only and so it is not always possible to offer anything else. In the alternative, some businesses will elect for a finance lease arrangement which essentially allow the customer to build equity in the vehicle with a view to either selling the vehicle after the term ends or purchasing it (based on a final rental/balloon).
With a finance lease, there is a risk in that the van may not be worth the final rental due to market conditions, or vehicle condition, which some businesses do have an appetite for. However, for local northwest customers, particularly Manchester and Liverpool, it is much easier for us to liaise with the customers regarding the vehicle. For more information, on finance options, speak to one of the team here.
So what are your thoughts on the UK’s best medium van – do Peugeot have a chance with the Expert or is it Transit Custom all the way?