Peugeot has unveiled the all-new Rifter, turning away from traditional design to introduce versatility and dynamism to the MPV segment. As the spiritual successor to the Peugeot Partner Tepee, the New Rifter builds on its most successful elements, while adding a unique, sleek design and a premium driving experience to revolutionize the market.
Featuring characteristics of the award-winning SUV range, a dynamic profile with a short, horizontal bonnet, and seamlessly integrated roof bars, the Peugeot Rifter is changing the face of the segment.
Peugeot Rifter: Interior refinements
The interior houses Peugeot’s intuitive i-Cockpit design, offering an unparalleled driving experience. It features a plush-yet-compact steering wheel for better grip and improved handling, an 8-inch color capacitive touchscreen angled towards the driver, and a raised instrument panel, enhanced with chrome-plated surrounds and elegant red needles.
The intuitive layout combines with a high driving position, and a turning radius of just 10.9m to guarantee next-level agility and genuine driving pleasure.
The new Rifter also benefits from the marque’s latest technological advances, featuring a host of safety and infotainment equipment, including adaptive cruise control, active lane departure warning system, blind spot monitoring system and the optional “Visiopark 180°” color reversing camera.
Based on Peugeot’s EMP2 platform
While the Rifter sports a dynamic new look and driving experience, it has retained and built on the fundamentals of practical, versatile design. Built on Peugeot’s modular EMP2 platform, the Rifter is able to excel in any situation, and comes in both 5- and 7-seat (available in 2019) versions, with Standard (4.40m) and Long (4.75m) lengths available for each. Its clever adaptability hosts a number of modular features including : two sliding side doors; opening rear tailgate window; 3 individual folding rear seats with Magic Flat function; and a Zénith roof with numerous storage spaces.
The platform’s optimized architecture means that the Rifter boasts one of the most capacious offerings on the market. According to version, the boot of the Rifter features a loading capacity of 775 liters under shelf, up to 4,000 litres under ceiling storage, and an additional enclosed, refrigerated space capable of storing up to 186 liters.
Powered by the dependable 1.2 PureTech 110 S&S petrol engine
The new Rifter comes available with the latest range of Peugeot engines, including the award-winning 1.2 PureTech 110 S&S petrol engine with 6-speed manual gearbox, as well as the acclaimed 1.5 BlueHDi 130 S&S, with a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic gearbox.
The new Peugeot Rifter will be open for orders from later third quarter.