After an SUV assault at the end of last year, Peugeot Philippines now brings in their Traveller MPV, which is meant to replace the Expert Tepee. It is now made to compete in the premium MPV segment, as Peugeot continues to shift its brand upmarket.
But first, the styling. It has a mdoern and clean exterior, now possessing some of the brand’s latest design elements that include those sharp Bi-Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights that look similar to those found in the Peugeot 308. A vertical grille houses the lion badge right in the middle, while the trapezoidal chromed edging with slight scalp motion in the upper corners accentuates the elegance and modernity of the front end. The overall finish of the car’s exterior details marks the Traveller’s contribution to the brand’s upmarket shift.
Open the Traveller’s electronic sliding doors, and passengers are greeted to seven seats that are highly configurable, in which the seats have the ability to face each other in a lounge configuration that’s complemented by the available folding tables. The multi-functional roof includes LED mood lighting, in addition to individual reading lights, and soft diffusion climate control which, like in airplanes, is separate from the individual air vents. The two separately concealable glass roof panels provide brightness and a panoramic view of the sky.
The Peugeot Traveller is based on the EMP2 platform, shared with the Peugeot 3008 and Peugeot 308. The platform combines compact dimensions with maximized interior space, and superior driving dynamics.
The Philippine-market Peugeot Traveller uses the 2.0 liter BlueHDI diesel engine that produces 150 hp and 370 Nm of torque, which is mated to a 6-speed automatic, operated through a Quickshift knob.
The same 2.0 BlueHDI engine is now offered to the Peugeot 3008 compact crossover as well, answering customer’s prayers for a diesel powered Peugeot 3008. Despite the new engine, the diesel 3008 has the exact same features as the petrol powered 3008.
The Peugeot Traveller starts at P3,390,000, while the diesel equipped 3008 starts at P2,790,000, which is P200,000 more than the petrol powered 3008.