The nearby Kuypers painting contractor has a whole fleet of compact, mid-size and full-size panel vans. The company has been around, as it was founded in 1914. They paint houses and anything bigger; compact, mid-size and full-size buildings, so to speak.
I caught three of their vans, parked in front of the company’s office building and warehouse. All PSA vans, yet the two on the left must look very familiar, since the same van is also offered as the Fiat Ducato, aka the RAM ProMaster in North America.
Let’s see, from left to right:
2011 Peugeot Boxer 2.2 HDi with a high roof. Wheelbase 345 cm (135.8”), payload capacity 1,400 kg (3,086 lbs), 120 DIN-hp turbodiesel.
2010 Peugeot Boxer 2.2 HDi with a low roof. Wheelbase 300 cm (118.1”), payload capacity 1,000 kg (2,205 lbs), 100 DIN-hp turbodiesel.
2011 Citroën Berlingo 1.6 HDi. Wheelbase 273 cm (107.5”), payload capacity 651 kg (1,435 lbs), 75 DIN-hp turbodiesel.
For the 2020 model year, the Euro-vans from PSA and Fiat have been refreshed. Pictured the current Peugeot Boxer.
The latest generation of the compact PSA panel van, still marketed as the Peugeot Partner and Citroën Berlingo, was unveiled in 2018. Since PSA also owns Opel~Vauxhall, the Germans and the English got their own edition, called the Combo.
All of them are also available as an MPV, both the short wheelbase and the long wheelbase van. Above the Opel Combo Tour.
And last year, Toyota joined the club. Meet the new Toyota ProAce City. The MPV-version is called the ProAce City Verso.
Now just imagine that in a not so distant future, one and the same van might be sold as a Peugeot, Citroën, Opel, Vauxhall, Fiat, RAM and Toyota model. Vans of the world, unite!
Other vans, driven by painters: