Tepee While the Peugeot Partner Tepee's Zenith system makes the most of the relatively high roof line, it avoids the potential to appear untidy or industrial, through the use of light coloured plastics which, together with the roof-lights, serve to lighten the cabin.
While the Peugeot Partner Tepee's Zenith system makes the most of the relatively high roof line, it avoids the potential to appear untidy or industrial, through the use of light coloured plastics which, together with the roof-lights, serve to lighten the cabin.
The Peugeot Partner Tepee could be described as a van with seats and rightly so, but there is more to it than that. Consider the job of a van - to carry as much as possible in as small a footprint as possible. Moving over from the commercial side, this translates as plenty of legroom, shoulder- and headroom. In its natural state, as a Peugeot Partner van, it is likely to be driven great distances and for lengthy periods of time, so it has to be comfortable - and in this regard, it doesn't fall short.
There are well proportioned and supportive seats for all five passengers (seven in some cases). Those in the front benefit from central armrests and the rear passengers sit 20mm higher, in a stadium seating arrangement.
The rear bench seats can be replaced by three individual chairs, which adds £280 but that also includes side airbags. The standard seats have the usual 60:40 split and fold. Should you need it to be a van for a while; the seats can be removed altogether. With the seats in their upright position, the boot capacity is 642-litres, to the removable load cover, or 678-litres to the roof. When the seats are folded, that increases to 2,400-litres and when they are left at home, you have some 2,800-litres to play with.
The centre seat doubles as a table with two cupholders to compliment the airline style tables on the backs of the front seats - depending on the trim level.
Urban, S and Outdoor are the three trim levels for the Peugeot Partner Tepee with prices ranging from £12,005 to £16,155. The Zenith wasn't part of the original line-up and has been subsequently slipped in between the S and Outdoor.
The Peugeot Partner Tepee Urban is only available in conjunction with the 1.6 90bhp petrol engine and brings 15-inch wheels, the open glovebox, central locking, powered front windows, overhead storage at the front, a single CD/RDS radio with MP3 compatibility and secondary controls on the steering column, driver and front passenger airbags and ABS with EBD.
The S can be specified with the VTi120, the HDi75 and HDi 90 engines, all of which have a cubic capacity of 1.6-litres. On top of the Urban specifications, the S offers height adjustment to the driver's seats, electrically heated door mirrors, front fog lights with chrome surrounds and the front armrests amongst other things.
The Zenith comes with either the HDi 75 or HDi 90 diesel engines although curiously, the test car had the HDi110 under the bonnet. Apart from the roof system, the Peugeot Partner Tepee Zenith offers manual air-conditioning and the contents of the Family Pack.
Peugeot Partner Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Peugeot Partner Tepee Zenith|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||14.3 Seconds|
|Top Speed||106 mph|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||57.6 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||TBA|
|Warranty||3 years / 60000 miles|
|Price (when tested on the 09/06/10)||£14,255|