NEW PEUGEOT PARTNER TEPEE: EVEN MORE FREEDOM, FUNCTIONALITY AND FUN FOR FAMILIES

The PEUGEOT Partner Tepee has always been perfect for families – a leisure activity vehicle built around a spacious and versatile interior, practical value and the ability to get away from it all in comfort.

Now it’s even better than ever, with a fresh exterior design, the latest Euro 6 engines, a range of specification upgrades and desirable new features. Lower CO2 emissions and improved fuel economy also mean even lower running costs.

Key to the PEUGEOT Partner Tepee’s appeal is its generous interior space and exceptional practicality. Multiple configurations mean people, cargo or both can be carried with ease. Children can be dropped off at school Monday to Friday then bikes can be shipped to the countryside at the weekend.

Just as it has been since launch in 2008, the Partner Tepee comes with either five or seven seats. There are three removable seats in row two (standard on Allure but optional on Active), plus the choice of two more in row three (available as an option on Active only). With a completely flat floor, this perfect family vehicle has a vast load volume of between 675 and 3,000 litres.

The most obvious change for 2015 is to the car’s front end, which benefits from a revised light and grille design. The result is more contemporary styling and a family face that’s fully integrated with the rest of the Peugeot range.

For cost-conscious motorists, the five-strong range of all-new petrol and diesel engines further boost the desirability of the Partner Tepee. Delivering between 75hp and 120hp, all are compliant with the latest Euro6 regulations.

With fuel consumption and CO2 emissions that are, on average, 15 per cent lower than the units they replace, the UK full range is:

  • 1.6-litre VTi 98hp, 5-speed manual, 148g/km
  • 1.6-litre BlueHDi 75hp, 5-speed manual, 113g/km
  • 1.6-litre BlueHDi 100hp S&S, 5-speed manual, 109g/km
  • 1.6 litre BlueHDi 120hp S&S, 6-speed manual, 115g/km
  • 1.6-litre BlueHDi 100hp S&S, 6-speed electronic transmission, 109g/km

The PEUGEOT Partner Tepee’s two trim levels, Active and Allure, continue to feature a high level of safety and driver assistance equipment. Now they have been updated with even more useful and efficient technologies.

These include a state-of-the-art infotainment system with seven-inch integrated colour Touchscreen. Standard on Allure and available as an option on Active, it includes: DAB radio, hard-drive music storage and hands-free telephone connectivity. Satellite Navigation can be specified as an optional extra.

‘Active City Brake’ is available on the Partner Tepee for the first time (from November). It’s an automatic urban braking technology which allows an accident to be avoided, or the severity of the impact reduced, if the driver fails to react at speeds below 20mph.

Also new is a reversing camera, which utilises the Touchscreen to show what’s behind the car. It allows the driver to see the edges of the vehicle and its trajectory through the use of superimposed coloured lines, reducing the risk of a low-speed shunt. Both Active City Brake and the reversing camera can be selected as an option on Allure models.

Additional interior practicality comes with the Zenith sunroof, an option on Allure trim which combines four tinted glass panels with 94-litres of overhead storage space.

Two new exterior colours –Cumulus Grey and Tornado Grey – have been added to the Partner Tepee’s palette. Bianca White, Black, Kyanos Blue, Aluminium Grey, Shark Grey and Hazelnut all remain. New eight-spoke ‘Managua’ 16-inch alloy wheels (standard on Allure) can be specified as an option on Active versions (not including ETG variants).

Inside the vehicle, the choice of colours and materials has been improved to give a smart new contemporary style to the cabin. Cadaska Grey seat trim is added as an alternative to Cadaska Blue (on Active).

The new PEUGEOT Partner Tepee is available to order from 1st June. Prices for Active models start at £14,785, while Allure trims cost from £18,595.