The improvements to Primastar and Interstar include upgrading the engine, equipment levels and gearbox.
Developed with Renault, the new 2.0-litre dCi engine is now available on Primastar with outputs of 90 and 115hp. The rest of the engine range includes an upgraded 2.5-litre dCi developing 150hp.
The engine line up on Interstar has been simplified to one 2.5-litre dCi powertrain available with three outputs: 100, 120 and 150hp. Service intervals remain unchanged (20,000 or 30,000km depending on engine or two years).
This diesel offering on Primastar and Interstar will be Euro IV compliant at launch. Emission levels are cut significantly (50% for NOx). In addition both vehicles will be available with a diesel particle filter (DPF) – which eliminates 99.9% of diesel engine emissions – as standard fitment on the 2.5-litre dCi 150hp engine.
The Primastar and Interstar will be available with a new six-speed gearbox range.
The updated vans now offer the option of intelligent windscreen wipers, and optional three-button key selective opening system, as well as stronger, higher mounted hooks in the loading area.
Fleet customers can also specify a unique third factory key option, particularly relevant for a vehicle used by more than two operators.
Other features to improve the day-to-day convenience of Primastar are parking sensors and increased electrical capacity, up to 850A.
Passenger safety equipment includes Emergency Brake Assist, auto door lock, passenger airbag disconnect, speed limiter, thorax side and windows airbags.
In the Interstar ESP linked to ABS is now available. Automatic door locking, speed limiter and factory fitted foglights are other features bringing passenger car-like safety to the Interstar.