Peugeot will launch a new Partner based on the Fiat Fiorino

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New Fiat Fiorino. Photo: Stellantis.

It will be the same as the Fiat utility, but with the Peugeot logo. The former partner will remain unchanged.

Peugeot will have its own version of Fiat Fiorino , the historic compact work truck. will be called PartnerRapid and will be launched for sale this month in Brazil, the country where it will be manufactured. It has not yet been confirmed for Argentina.

Where does a Partner based on the Fiorino come from? From Stellantis, the automotive group to which Peugeot and Fiat have belonged for a long time. They are now “sister” brands that lend each other technologies, platforms and engines.

How the Peugeot Partner Rapid

As is often the case with this type of product, the Partner Rapid will be nothing but a Fiat Fiorino with the Peugeot logo . There will be very few differences between them, including the grille design and the classic Lion emblems.

Peugeot will launch a new Partner based on the Fiat Fiorino

The engine of the Partner Rapid will be the famous 1.4 liter gasoline engine with 85 horsepower and the box, a five-speed manual.

The equipment of this vehicle would be basic: air conditioning, power windows, four airbags and fog lights, among other elements.

“Peugeot Partner Rapid will help attract the attention of a very demanding consumer profile, who needs a reliable vehicle designed to meet the needs of cargo space, mechanical performance and comfort,” they explained of the French brand.

Follow the former partner

The former Peugeot Partner will continue to be sold in the Argentinian market , beyond the possible arrival of the Rapid Partner. This year it added stability control to adapt to new safety regulations and continue in dealerships at 0 km.

Peugeot partner.  Photo: Stellantis.
Peugeot partner. Photo: Stellantis.

Thus, the utility vehicle of domestic production (it is produced at the El Palomar plant in Buenos Aires) has paid off an old debt.

The Partner was one of the few models that, until last year, was sold as new in the local market without stability control. And that’s why there were strong rumors about his retirement, but Peugeot has them as one of his “workhorses” and didn’t want to lose him. That’s why he updated his equipment and now sells it with a higher level of security.

Currently, two types of Partner are manufactured and marketed in the country: patagonian , the one that points to the transfer of passengers; Yes Comfort with a van-style body.

Depending on the version, it has a 1.6-litre 115-hp petrol engine or a 1.6-litre 92-hp diesel engine, in all cases with a five-speed manual gearbox.

Source: TN

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