New cargo-hauling Peugeot Partner is also the Citroen Berlingo and Opel Combo

They get lots of new tech, promise passenger car levels of comfort

Peugeot has officially revealed its new Partner small commercial vehicle which buyers will also be able to have as either a Citroen Berlingo and Opel Combo. All three are mechanically identical and what sets them apart are exterior styling, badging and some interior panels and details.

They are all powered by a range of PSA petrol and diesel engines that includes the group’s latest small capacity diesel, the 1.5-liter BlueHDi with 130 PS that can be had with either a six-speed manual gearbox or an eight-speed automatic. The same self-shifting transmission can also be equipped on the most powerful of the two turbocharged 1.2-liter PureTech petrol engines, which also boasts 130 PS, while the lesser of these two power plants is only available with a six-speed manual.

The other diesel engine on offer is the 1.6-liter HDi, only available with a manual gearbox, with either 75 and 100 PS.

Payload size is 1,000 kg for M sized vehicles or 950 kg for the XL variant. However, load volume for the XL is 3.9 m3, while the M only manages 3.3 m3. When it comes to load length, the M can carry objects not longer than 1.81 m, while the XL’s limit is 2.16 m.

Practicality aside, the Partner, Berlingo and Combo all have with advanced safety assistance systems including forward collision alert with pedestrian detection and Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) capability, as well as lane keep assist, hill descent control, automatic cruise control and road sign recognition.

All models are set to go on sale in the fall of 2018.

READ MORE: Full information on the new Opel Combo

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