CC Global: 2009 Peugeot Bipper 1.4 HDi – In Case a Compact Van Is Too Bulky

2009 Peugeot Bipper 1.4 HDi - 1

The aftermarket wheels, the markings on the cargo doors, the absence of a company name. That and the fact it was parked nearby a building reconstruction site make me think this stocky little fellow belongs to a self-employed construction worker or crane/excavator operator.

A wise commercial vehicle choice, budget-friendly to the max. Unless you feel the urge to ride a cargo bike to haul your tools and gear to the job site, very early in the morning.

The Peugeot Bipper was unveiled in October 2007, together with the identical Citroën Nemo and third gen Fiat Fiorino. It’s rolling on Fiat’s (and GM’s) SCCS platform, aka Small Platform, first used for the 2005 Fiat Grande Punto and later on also for subcompact Opels.

2009 Peugeot Bipper 1.4 HDi - 2

This 2009 Bipper cargo van is powered by PSA’s DV4, 1.4 liter HDi turbodiesel with a maximum power output of 70 DIN-hp. The registered payload capacity is 635 kg (1,400 lbs). With its wheelbase of only 251 cm (98.9”), it’s a certified subcompact alright.

Peugeot Bipper interior

The utilitarian interior fits the bill. There’s not much more to add, really.

2022 Fiat Fiorino - Europe

And while the production run of the PSA Bipper and Nemo vans ended in late 2017, the Fiat Fiorino got an update and is still going strong and small.

2022 Fiat Fiorino - South-America

Just like the unrelated South-American Fiat Fiorino, as a matter of fact. Also offered with a Ram or Peugeot badge. One continent, one Stellantis.