The market for value-for-money leisure vehicles continues to grow in the UK. In recognition of this trend Peugeot has launched the Partner Totem.
The Partner Totem is based on the old Partner Combi which it replaces with comprehensive equipment levels including: front fog lights, electric windows, central locking, driver and passenger airbag (which can be deactivated to allow the fitment of a child safety seat), electric passenger exterior mirror and radio/mono CD player. Air-conditioning is available as an option.
It is available with two engine options, a 1.4 litre petrol engine producing 75 bhp and 90 lb.ft of torque or a 1.9 litre diesel engine producing 71 bhp and 94 lb.ft of torque. Both engines provide excellent driveability, combined with low fuel consumption of 37.7 mpg for the 1.4 litre petrol and 40.9 mpg for the 1.9 litre diesel on the combined cycle.
Designed to transport people, luggage and equipment, the Partner Totem has a highly accessible boot (capacity 624 litres), which can be enlarged to 2800 litres (volume to roof level, rear seats folded down). Rear passengers can get in and out by means of very practical sliding doors. A 2/3-1/3 fold down bench seat ensures both comfort and safety with three "curved" head restraints and three 3-point inertia reel seat belts. Child safety seats can be placed in all passenger seat positions (Isofix fixtures are available on the central and right-hand rear seats).
Inside, the fascia panel puts an emphasis on storage, ergonomics and practicality. The Partner Totem features special "Totem" exterior badging and the seats are trimmed with unique "Totem" cloth seat trim.
The Partner Combi range now consists of three models, the Totem, Quiksilver and the Escapade.
With a choice of six exterior colours, (including five metallic colours), the Partner Totem is as attractive as it is practical.
The Partner Totem is available at a promotional price of only £8300 for the 1.4 petrol version and rising to £8600 for the 2.0 litre diesel version, until the end of March 2005.Published 9 December 2004