Peugeot Van Sales Set To Soar Further After 2002 Success

Peugeot is continuing to make its mark in the LCV market with an increase in sales of 6.3% in 2002 over 2001, and compared with a market growth of 4.6%. Peugeot finished the year with a 5.9% market share, and sales of 15,345 units.

Key highlights for the year include the continuing popularity of the UK-built 206 Van, which finished first in its segment with an impressive 17% increase in year-on-year sales.

In the high capacity CDV segment, the Peugeot Partner registered a sales increase of 5.6% with sales of 5,943 vans compared to a total market segment increase of 4.4%.

In the K1 segment, sales of the Peugeot Expert were 24% up on 2001, with the Expert securing third place in its segment.

Peugeot continues its impressive record in the Motorhome segment finishing in number one spot for the fifth consecutive year, with the Boxer being responsible for 30% of all registrations in this growing segment.

Enhancements to the Peugeot LCV line-up in 2003 include the new Partner van range available in 600kg and 800kg payload models with options of 1.4 litre petrol to 2.0 litre HDi turbo diesel engines, depending on model derivative, and a new entry-level 250 SWB Boxer 2.0 HDi panel van priced at £12,400 (basic MRRP excluding VAT).

Published 14 January 2003 Melanie Carter

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