Yes it may have a silly name and look distinctly van-like, but the Peugeot Partner Tepee now has a
12.5% reduction in fuel consumption and a 15% reduction in CO2
This means 169g/km CO2 and 38.7mpg from the compact MPV Tepee S 1.6 VTi 120, with a 110mph top speed and 0-62mph in 13.4 seconds.
The 1.6 litre 120 bhp VTi Euro 5 petrol engine previously fitted in the 207 and 308 model range replaces the 1.6 litre 16v 110 bhp petrol engine.
This petrol engine uses Peugeot’s VTi Technology (Variable Valve Lift and Timing injection). In addition to the variable valve timing for both the inlet and exhaust valves, a variable inlet valve lift system allows the valve opening distance to be adjusted gradually according to the position of the accelerator pedal.
The combination of these two technologies improves the engine’s thermodynamic efficiency by significantly reducing fuel consumption (particularly at low engine speeds) and therefore CO2 emissions, but also improves response and overall flexibility.
This results in a 12.5% improvement in fuel consumption and a 15% improvement in CO2 emissions. Vehicle excise duty, VED, also reduces from £215.00 to £175.00, a saving of £45 per year.
The new Partner Tepee S VTi 120 will be available in November at £12,795.
The Partner Tepee can be specified with seven seats but only in S and Outdoor models, and only with Peugeot’s HDi 90 diesel engine, which results in 47.9mpg and 154g/km CO2. The Partner Tepee S Seven Seat model costs £13,745.