January's Used Van Hero

Andy Picton

14 Jan 2019, Blog Post

Each month, Glass’s Commercial Vehicle editors hold a meeting to name the current Used Van Hero in the UK market this is the model the team believe offers versatility, durability and outstanding value for money.

Andy Picton, Chief Commercial Vehicle Editor: “For those needing a reliable and economical large panel van with a generous level of equipment, the current Euro 6 version of the Boxer Professional is definitely worth a second look.”

WHEN WAS IT ON SALE?

Peugeot’s Boxer launched in 1994 as part of the Sevel joint venture between PSA and Fiat whilst sales of the higher specification Peugeot Boxer Professional started in the UK in October 2008. The range received its latest update in 2016.

WHY?

The Boxer has an extensive range of wheelbases and body derivatives to choose from, with economical engines delivering competitive running costs. An exterior facelift took place in 2014, with Euro 6 engines introduced in 2016, allowing the Boxer to remain fresh and appealing and a sensible choice for large van buyers.

WHAT’S GOOD?

With a range of reliable, economical and Euro 6 compliant engines, the Boxer can enter any UK town or city without charge. This is a definite advantage for busy fleet operators, especially coupled to the above average levels of equipment, payload and load volume that makes the Peugeot Boxer stand out from the competition. The Professional model adds deadlocks, cruise control, air conditioning, satellite navigation and rear parking sensors as standard delivering great value for money as a used van purchase.

WHAT’S BAD

The latest incarnation of the Boxer are still under Peugeot’s comprehensive manufacturer three-year 100,000m warranty, so there is little to worry about here. However, check any high mileage examples for signs for unusual wear and tear.

IDEAL BUY?

Peugeot Boxer 335 Professional 2.0BlueHDi 130bhp Eu6 L3 H2 3.5t on a 2016/16 plate with 45,000 miles on the clock - Retail £12,725 + VAT and Trade £10,575 + VAT

About the author

Andy Picton

Andy PictonChief Commercial Vehicle Editor

Having worked previously for Barclays Asset Finance and LeasePlan in the commercial vehicle sector, Andy joined Glass’s in 2002 as part of the Commercial Vehicle team working closely with manufacturers, leasing and insurance companies, traders, dealers and auction houses. He was promoted to Chief Commercial Vehicle Editor in 2016 and manages our industry-leading team of valuation experts. He loves football, music and obviously commercial vehicles.