May 6, 2019

With one of the most complete lines of commercial vehicles in the market, Peugeot continues the renewal of its offer through the new Peugeot Boxer. Tested for more than 4 million kilometers and rated in extreme conditions, the quality, sturdiness and durability of the new Peugeot Boxer are also expressed through a truly modern design and brand identifier. The total usage costs, including fuel consumption, are among the lowest on the market, and the availability of the Peugeot service network guarantees great confidence in the use of the New Boxer. The wide range of bodywork and load capacities – to the best of the segment – designed for professionals and associated with modern equipment, make day-to-day and driving the new Peugeot Boxer easier. Much more than just a means of transportation, the new Peugeot Boxer is a tool for professional efficiency.  After a complete renovation of its passenger car offering, Peugeot does the same with its line of commercial vehicles. With the new Peugeot Boxer, the brand proposes to professionals a vehicle focused on their needs and requirements . “Maxime Picat, Managing Director of Peugeot

” The new Peugeot Boxer participates in our offensive and growth in the line of products of the brand, for its level of quality, robustness and equipment, coupled with a modern and rewarding style. It is also significant in our internationalization strategy, accounting for 30% of sales outside Europe . “Xavier Peugeot, Peugeot Product Director A market of vans with varied volumes in fullrenovation”Peugeot’s long history of vans began in 1950 with the production of more than 1.8 million vans, including nearly 1 million Peugeot Boxer units over three generations since 1994, and will continue to grow in 2014 with the new Peugeot Boxer. This market segment, which represents around 500,000 vehicles per year in Europe, registered a slight boost, increasing by 0.24% between 2010 and 2013. In the same period, the 3rd generation Peugeot Boxer marketed since 2006 gained 0.5% of market share in Europe – a 1.3% increase since its launch – and grows 35% in sales volumes in markets outside Europe. The new Peugeot Boxer, which will be marketed from the second quarter of 2014, will allow this dynamic to be expanded. The new Peugeot Boxer preserves what has made the current generation a success and brings new and strong responses to customers’ expectations in terms of quality, safety, functionality and cost control. With these key advantages, it fits perfectly into the brand’s complete and modern line of commercial vehicles, side by side with the Bipper, Partner and Expert models”Richard Meyer, Responsible for the Range of Commercial Vehicles  Keeping its predecessor’s name, the new Peugeot Boxer is designed to enter a new era and respond to the multiple uses of professional customers, with high requirements in terms of quality, use and efficiency in everyday life.An approved design quality. Proven robustness and durability

“Reliability and durability are two important factors in buying a commercial vehicle as they condition your resale value. We are committed to a deep approach in quality of use and durability to be at the best level of competition. These are the essential levers for increasing the line of the brand, and the new Peugeot Boxer demonstrates this fact . “Philippe Pelletier, Director of Quality  The specifications of the new Peugeot Boxer incorporates an imperative of quality expressed at all levels: design, assemblies, reliability, acoustic treatment and durability. Design quality, like that of the brand’s passenger cars, is based on two main axes: reinforcement of production rules based on feedback from past project experience, competition analysis and 7-year customer reviews of use; a set of complementary and specific validations, besides the tests usually carried out, to evaluate the resistance to aging. The fruits of these works are measured through dynamic tests called “quality of use”, simulating the aging resulting from the customer’s use.During the development phase of the new Peugeot Boxer, enhancement of durability and improved acoustic comfort resulted mainly from a reinforced base structure for increased stiffness; a redesigned lower protection; new sliding side door mechanisms and reinforced rear doors; a resized braking; new design of shock absorber supports; a line of 2.2 HDi engines that benefits from a redesigned injection system. To ensure a high level of reliability and durability compatible with the intensive use of the Peugeot Boxer by customers, more than four million kilometers were driven, under the most extreme conditions under full load, half-load or unladen and in several types of routes, including degraded and mountain roads.

Reliability and durability have also been the subject of specific tests, including: 1,500 hours in temperatures from -20 ° to + 40 ° C to ensure the aging resistance of components and materials of mechanical, plastic and electronic parts; 1,000 passes in rivers and beaches with 10 cm of water or in 2 to 3 cm with projection of salt water, without cleaning the vehicle for the next 1,000 km, to validate the watertightness and resistance to corrosion; 500,000 test cycles of door locking systems from -30 ° C to + 80 ° C, representing a rigorous use by customers over 10 years.The quality of construction of the new Peugeot Boxer was also the object of attention. In addition to the quality checks performed at the factory throughout all production phases, more than 1,800 visual and functional features were tested on each vehicle at the factory.A quality with a new, modern and robust design “We want the new Peugeot Boxer to have a modern, durable design that integrates the elegance of Peugeot design. It should be recognized 500 meters away! ”  ThierryDevoitin and Laurent Rossi, respectively Responsible for Industrial Style and Design VCLPutting the new Peugeot Boxer in its day considering a strong and modern identity, integrating the brand style codes adapted to the world of the commercial vehicle. This is the challenge faced by the Peugeot style team.A commercial vehicle should be practical and solid, but it should also be rewarding for professionals as it is part of the image of your company and your profession. The new front looks modern, evoking power and sturdiness. The flared hood is underlined by the brand block. The wide grille – inspired by the new Peugeot 308 – has a gray metal frame that looks like it is cut into the bodywork. The new Peugeot Boxer adopts an expressive, feline and technological look, highlighting its continuity for the front headlights, now integrating daytime running lights as standard, or LED as an option.

Its new, state-of-the-art bumper guarantees maximum protection by incorporating two circular spaces in the lower part to receive, as an option or as standard, polycarbonate fog lights with greater robustness. Right above, two rectangular spaces that serve as a step to facilitate the cleaning of the windshield.The rear is enriched by the brand’s emblem and a new signature light that underscores the modernity of the new Peugeot Boxer and ensures better lateral visibility due to the rear illumination. Inside, functional and comfortable, the new Peugeot Boxer also gains in elegance and quality. The steering wheel adopts a more modern design and gives a feeling of robustness at the first contact. To enhance comfort and contact, leather is available as an option, also included in the Comfort Pack.The dashboard receives new technical content with a new line of radios, while the new black ‘Darko’ standard with red and gray details or the new ‘Achille’ cream seat are optional. All this contributes to a modern anqualitinterioappearance.Efficiency in everyday lif” Commercial vehicle customers are looking for a vehicle with the same level of finish as a passenger car that guarantees them good working conditions. His needs are rational and oriented around comfort, ease of driving, safety, but also in the efficiency of his professional activity, and the new Peugeot Boxer responds to all these expectations . “Vincent Portia, Product Manager – New Peugeot BoxerIn order to ensure safety and ease of driving, the new Peugeot Boxer offers a wide range of driving and safety equipment, modern and technological equipment.ABS, ESP, AFU (Emergency Brake Assist), driver airbag and power windows are part of the standard equipment as well as the sheet metal cargo compartment, contributing to acoustic comfort.In theft protection, it is equipped with: central door lock; closing and opening of the cargo space, independent of the passenger compartment; double door locking; automatic rear view of the vehicle on the Touch Screen, without the need to open the rear doors, thanks to the rear view camera.For the protection of the occupants and to respond to the different uses of customers, the new Peugeot Boxer integrates numerous active and passive safety systems:

 The LAC (Load Adaptive Control) function that adapts the ESP intervention according to the load of the vehicle and its distribution. It allows the vehicle to remain safer in its trajectory in critical situations;- The ASR (anti-skid) system, also integrated in the ESP, detects if one or more wheels lose adhesion, acting on the braking speed and the engine speed to regain lost grip. At low speed, ASR makes it easy to start, especially on slippery terrain. Allows for smooth starting while preserving the clutch in terms of strength. At higher speeds, it prevents the wheels from skidding, especially in the case of strong accelerations on slippery floors The AFIL (Track Involuntary Transpose Alert) system reads the road permanently through the camera placed above the inside rearview mirror. If the driver crosses a continuous or discontinuous line without activating the direction indicator, a light appears on the control panel, sounding an audible alarm on the side where the line has been transposed. This new standard equipment in four-tonne vans is available as an option in the other versions and is included in the Safety Pack;- With the DSG (Tire Pressure Sensor or Hole), standard on the VP versions and optional on the other versions, each wheel is equipped with a pressure sensor, informing the driver in case of loss of pressure or a hole in the wheel, through a message on the display or the central display;

– One airbag for the passenger, two side airbags and two curtain airbags are available as options.The new Peugeot Boxer also has safety systems and driving aids such as: – The Hill Assist system, also integrated in the ESP, is activated when the vehicle is stationary, with the engine running and the foot on the brake at a slope greater than 5% facing up or in reverse to lower it. Under these conditions, the braking pressure is maintained for about 2 seconds after the driver releases the brake pedal, offering comfort and ease of starting on a slope without the vehicle backing, regardless of the load carried by the vehicle;- The Grip Control, available as an option, is a motor support system for low-grip soils (mud, snow or ice). When the function is activated by pressing the button located on the dashboard, and if a low grip situation is detected, the Grip Control overlaps the ASR, transferring the driving force to the wheel with greater contact with the ground to optimize the motor and the trajectory. The system shuts off automatically when the speed exceeds 30 km / h; The Grip Control also integrates a new function, the HDC (Hill Descent Control), activated through a button located on the edge panel. It allows the driver to maintain a constant speed below 30 km / h and control the vehicle on a particularly muddy or gravelly descent of at least 8% without any intervention on the accelerator or brake. The function is automatically deactivated when the driver accelerates beyond 30 km / h;


Knowing Which Car Cover to Buy

November 8, 2018

I will explain the three most important things to think about when buying a car cover. I will also show you how to find the best deals on the internet and how to make sure you won’t be taken to the cleaners. The first thing we will talk about is how to choose the right cover for where you live or where you will be storing your car or vehicle. The choice of best waterproof car covers is affected by a couple things like what part of the country you live in because the weather plays a part in this. If you are in the Northeast, the Northern Midwest or Northwest part of USA then you will need a cover that can stand up to everything mother nature can throw at it. The car cover industry makes a cover just for this climate, they are waterproof and have three to four layers to help stay on your vehicle better when the weather gets wild. These covers have tie-down grommets that you can use a cable lock or bungee cord to help keep your cover from theft and wind. If you live in the Southeast, Midwest or Southwest you will have a couple different types of covers to choose from. In the Southeast, the weather climate can be very wet or dry with lots of suns. There are covers for both of these conditions. The White Tyvek cover is great for the sun and also can keep the rain out. The three-layer waterproof cover will work well in the wetter Southern states. The next factor to look at is where you will be parking the car or vehicle, in the garage, in the driveway, under a carport, on the street. If you are parking or storing your car or vehicle in the garage the lightweight dust covers will work for this. If you are parking your car under a carport you can use the lightweight covers but I would suggest the Tyvek or waterproof covers for this because the vehicle will be exposed to the outside weather. The rain and wind will play a part in this protection. Now having your car parked outside in the driveway or on the street you will need a cover that will protect you from all the weather conditions. The waterproof covers for the wet climates or the Tyvek for the dry and high sun exposure.

The next factor is where the covers come from and the brands of the covers they make. There are more than a few countries that make covers, I went online to see how many makers there are and this is a list of what I found: USA, Canada, Taiwan, China and I’m sure there are more. I would like to comment about Brands so I will say this the covers that are made in the USA tend to have better warranties and the covers that are made outside of USA have other things to offer like free cable locks, storage bags, and good warranties but just not as good USA. Now comes the subject of ordering the cover from the right company and making sure you get what you have ordered. The first thing is to make sure you check out the company you want to order from, like what are there shipping policies do they have a return policy that you will be OK with. Is there any complaints online about them. Do they have any testimonials that back up there policies. Then make sure you use a credit card, in doing this you will be protect from any unsatisfactory transactions. PayPal also will protect your transactions for up to 30 days. In doing this you will get the cover you need and have a very pleasant experience buying your car or vehicle cover. There are many types of car covers, If you are looking for a car or vehicle cover and are not sure what type of cover will fit your needs, here is some information on the wide verity of covers on the market today. I think that this information will be very helpful for those wishing to purchase a car or vehicle cover. The first type of cover that is used inside or under cover such as a carport is the one layer dust cover. This cover can help stop dust from collecting on your vehicle, it also can be used outdoors but is not recommended for long-term outdoor use. The one layer cover is great for protecting your vehicles from dust, scratches, UV rays, and is water resistant. If you are looking to store your car or another vehicle inside the garage or under the carport this cover will work well for you.

The next choice in covers are the three-layer covers that range from water resistant to waterproof depending on the type of material used during manufacturing. The light weight cover that is water resistant is used mostly in the Southwest where there is little rain and you want a cover that will stand up to the sun and still protect your car or vehicle if it rains. This cover has been treated with a UV treatment and can be used outdoors or indoors. This cover has a lifetime of maybe 2 – 3 years depending on use and proper care. The next three-layer cover available has been manufactured to be waterproof and can stand up to the sun as well. They us a special type of material in its construction that stops water from penetrating but at the same time allows moisture to wick away from under the cover. When condensation is trapped under the cover this cover will allow it to breath and stay dry so the moisture will not be trapped causing damage to your car or vehicle finish. There are three types of waterproof covers and they range from the low cost to the high end cover. They do this for the consumer, that way they have a choice depending on their budget. The low end cover will last about 2 -3 years depending on use and upkeep. The top end cover can last from 3- 10 years also depending on use and upkeep of the cover. When you are shopping for these cover be sure to check out the warranties.Then there is also a cover that is made just to handle the sun yet is water resistant. This cover is made of a material that DuPont uses in the construction of homes and buildings alike. It is used as wind and moisture barrier and will stand up to the sun better then any other cover on the market today. The material is called Tyvek by DuPont Corp. The cover industry has been using this material for some time now and has been recognized as the best UV protection in a car or vehicle cover. The color is white which is outstanding for reflecting the sun’s rays and also keeping your vehicle cool during the summer months. This cover can be a little pricey but is well worth the cost to protect your vehicles from the UV rays of the Southwest and the islands of Hawaii. Then there are the top of the line covers which have four layers. The four-layer has all the waterproofing and sun protection of the three-layer, but also comes with a fleece lining to help protect your car or vehicle finish. They are made of top of the line materials and have been treated with extra waterproofing and UV protection. This cover can come with a life time warranty. Yes you will pay for this but if you are looking to have this cover for a long time and want the best for your vehicles this is the best way to go.

The most important point about selecting the right cover is, where you will be using this cover, in the cold and wet or in the dry and hot weather, inside in your garage or outside in the weather. Vehicle covers come in all kinds of styles, colors and make. When you need a cover to protect your vehicle from the snow and rain, you should look for a waterproof cover that will stop the moisture from getting to your vehicle. All these covers are also treated with a UV block to help them last longer in the sun. There are covers out there that are only water repellent and will not stop the water from getting to your vehicle finish. This can cause damage to your vehicles to paint and also cause rust to get started under your paint causing body cancer to start eating away at your vehicle. The waterproof covers also let moisture wick away from under the cover when condensation forms in certain weather conditions. You will sometimes find that your cover is frozen to your paint and won’t let you remove it. In this case, you should use warm water and pour it over the cover till it comes off easily. This condition doesn’t happen very often but when it does don’t try to pull the cover off or you will damage the cover. The covers that are water repellent not waterproof have their use also. If you are living in an area of the country that only receives lite rain and some condensation in the AM this cover could work well for you. All of these vehicle covers are treated with UV block to help them last longer in the sun. They will keep your vehicle safe from the dust, dirt and tree sap as well as bird droppings and scratches. Your vehicle is vulnerable when left out in the street or in your driveway so why not protect it. There are car covers that are made to withstand lots of suns and will also keep your vehicle cool and dry. These covers are made from Tyvek. This material will stand up to the harsh sun of the Southwest, also the Hawaiian Islands. This Tyvek material is used in the construction industries to protect buildings from wind, rain and dirt. It is used to wrap a home or building in the construction phase, I’m sure you have seen it, it is white and very durable.

There are covers to protect your vehicle from dust, like in your garage or under a carport. These covers are made of two layers, are UV treated and are water repellent. They are great for the inside storage of a vehicle. They can be used outside as well but only for short periods of time. There are custom and semi-custom covers, the custom covers come in lots of colors and have mirror pockets. I find that the semi-custom covers are just as good and the only thing you give up is the large color selection and mirror pockets. The semi-custom covers come in all sizes to fit your vehicles and some colors to choose from, yes they don’t have mirror pockets, but they are just as good and also carry great warranties. After you have chosen which cover you need then you will have to find a good price. When looking in the Internet for car covers you should check on there shipping polices and there return policies also. Make sure you give them a call to check on your size, if you order the wrong size and have to return it most company’s charge for shipping on the exchange. So have them tell you what size to get and that will make them liable for the exchange cost if it is wrong. There are many vehicle cover companies out there and if you need information on there covers and polices just give them a call they will be happy to help you with your questions.