Peugeot's fighting for a share of a revitalised post-recession large van market, which now represents around 500,000 vehicles a year in Europe. The has grown by around 0.25 per cent in recent years, but Boxer sales have doubled that rate of growth, Peugeot's figures rising by 0.5 per cent. The latest version should do even better. Prices start from around £30,000 for the combustion models. If you want the full-electric e-Boxer, prices (after subtraction of the available government grant) start from around £51,000.
It's certainly well equipped, even at the entry-level point. There are 'S', 'Grip', 'Professional' and 'Asphalt' trim grades. All models now feature Bluetooth with a USB input, a full steel buckhead and deadlocks. Step up to the Professional model and you get air conditioning, an alarm, cruise control with a speed limiter, a rear parking aid and a 5'' colour touch screen. This monitor allows the operation of all functions, such as audio streaming, reading SMS text messages and an integrated satellite navigation system, as well as the display of the image from the reversing camera. Safety inclusions across the range run to anti-lock brakes, a driver's airbag and ESP electronic stability control with emergency braking assistance. There's also various storage areas, as well as a document holder and writing table built into the folding backrest of the centre seat.