Peugeot introduced a line of commercial vans in 1994 named the Expert. This vehicle was also called the Citroen Jumpy and Fiat Scudo. Anyone who owns one of these vans should consider purchasing the Peugeot Expert service manual to go along with it.
Beginning in 1994, the Expert was debuted to European consumers. This was intended to be a light commercial van, but it had a body similar to a minivan. The main difference between the different name versions was the type of engine that was used.
In March of 2004, the first generation was revised. The van was given several style updates. The biggest changes were to the front end of the van. The hood was restyled and so was the front bumper. Designers also combined the turn signals with the headlights, so that there was only one set of lights instead of 2 separate ones.
The second generation began to roll out in 2007 and lasted until 2016. This time, the van offered more cargo space and consumers had a choice of several different body styles. In January of 2007, the Expert II was released. This version of the second generation was designed to carry more people. Again, mid-way through the generation both the front bumper and grille were redesigned and updated.
Beginning in July of 2013, Toyota began to offer sales of a rebadged version of this van. It was called the Toyota ProAce.
2016 was the beginning of the 3rd generation and it was revealed at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. This time, the vans were given a more streamlined and updated look and the passenger version were given new names- Citroen SpaceTourer, Peugeot Traveller and Toyota ProAce Verso.
Since 1994, Peugeot has produced these light vans that have been used for both commercial and passenger businesses. Largely sold in Europe, they have been a solid presence in the commercial vehicle industry. As the wheelbase length and height have increased, so has their weight classifications. In addition, the majority of their updates have been with the styling. The front grille and bumpers have been updated with each successive generation.
These commercial and passenger vans can still be found on the road today. They play an important part in the industry and serve their owners well. If you happen to rely on one of these vans for your work, you should have the Peugeot Expert repair manual in the glove box to ensure your van is always in top shape.