The Partner Rapid commercial utility will be the first Peugeot project to take advantage of existing platforms from the Stellantis group. The model is based on Fiat Fiorino and will hit dealerships later this month.
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The automaker released a video that shows the novelty in the production line. The images show different parts of the van. It’s as if we were watching a Fiorino with the Peugeot emblem. Body, interior finish and steering wheel have the famous design of the Fiat model.
The Partner Rapid will be the French brand’s third commercial vehicle. Currently, the portfolio consists of the Boxer, in addition to the Expert, which has a 1.5 turbodiesel version of 120 hp and a 100% electric option, which develops 136 hp of power.
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Speaking of the engine, Stellantis did not give details about the mechanical part of its new product. If it maintains the logic of taking advantage of the Fiorino base, it will have the 1.4 Fire Flex engine, which yields up to 86 hp and 11.8 mkgf of torque.
The set had a small reduction in the performance numbers on the line presented in December 2021. The objective is to respect the pollutant emission rules imposed by the Proconve L7 program.
Another mechanical change took place in the five-speed manual gearbox. The changes are in the gear transition range, with the aim of increasing agility in the urban scenario and improving fuel consumption. In the city, with gasoline, the Fiorino has an index of 11.7 km/l.
Since Peugeot did not give information on versions and prices, the veteran Fiat model can also give indications of values and equipment for the Partner Rapid. Fiorino is sold only in the Endurance version and has a national price list of R$ 104,990.
The model does not have options. It comes standard with air conditioning, power steering, height-adjustable driver’s seat, electric locks and windows, alarm, fog lights and remote control key. There is no radio offer, only a predisposition to the equipment.