Peugeot 206 van

Peugeot 206 van

A version of the popular 206 super-mini car – has one of the most advanced engines found in this class of vehicle. Available in just one engine size, a 1.4-litre HDi diesel unit produces 68bhp and offers a top speed of 104mph with good pulling power.

The 206 van is great to handle and benefits from the Peugeot chassis, suspension and brake expertise. Gear changing is smooth with excellent traction but the power steering can be a touch light and the body roll more pronounced than usual. Due to its size this van is easy to manoeuvre so perfect for urban driving. The enhanced engine can also cope well with long distances.

 

The 206 Van feels very much like the car version and is therefore quite comfortably equipped. Power steering, a radio/CD player, electric windows, remote control central locking, a height adjustable steering column, height adjustable front seatbelts and tinted glass are all included as standard  as well as body side protection mouldings, tinted glass, an intermittent rear wash/wipe, a high level third rear brake light and a distance to next service indicator. The 206 van was also the first car-derived van to offer satellite navigation as an option.

Built as a car-derived van, cabin space is fairly limited, but with a payload of 526kg, it exceeds most other vans in the class and has a load volume of just over 1.13 cubic metres. The load area is versatile and is longer than it looks at 1,280mm long.

Safety

Safety was a development priority in the 206 Van so it meets all the latest European Directives for frontal and side impact with side impact absorbers, beams and reinforced centre pillars as standard. A driver’s airbag is included in the standard spec, with the option of a passenger front airbag with deactivation switch as an option.

Verdict

Stylish in looks, the Peugeot 206 Van has excellent driving ability and a comfortable cabin.