Due to competitive contract hire rates, Peugeot’s 407 has been chosen to replace the existing fleet of Audi A4s at Rapid Racking.
The stunning styling of the 407, with its sporty lines and distinctive front grille, together with personalised number plates (eg R3 RAX), gives Rapid Racking’s new fleet real distinction on the road.
Power is by Peugeot’s latest generation high performance HDi diesel engine producing 136 bhp at 4,000 rpm and 240 lb ft of torque at 2,000 rpm. This provides a 0-62 mph acceleration time of 9.8 seconds and gives a combined fuel consumption figure of 47.9 mpg. As Rapid Racking sales staff are expected to cover up to 40,000 miles per year, the extended service intervals of 20,000 miles or two years, will ensure minimum time off the road for maintenance.
The already comprehensive standard specification of the 407 is further enhanced as the cars are equipped with Peugeot’s RT3 telematics system. This provides a full colour satellite navigation system to help drivers locate new destinations and a "hands free", voice activated GSM mobile telephone to provide safe communications, whilst on the move.
Design team manager at Rapid Racking, Simon Lock says: "The Peugeot 407 is a good looking car which appeals to all our sales staff, and with the highly competitive rates from Peugeot Contract Hire, will save us around 10% on our previous monthly contract hire payments."
Based in Kemble, Gloucestershire, Rapid Racking provides racking, shelving and storage systems for business, commercial and industrial use, with the cars supplied by Peugeot’s dealer, Olympic Cars in Stroud.Published 5 January 2005