Peugeot Rifter is the successor of the Partner Tepee

Cologne, 22. February 2018

Peugeot shows at the Geneva motor show (8. to 18. March 2018) the Rifter. Compared to the sister models, the Citro├źn Berlingo and the Vauxhall Combo, the successor of the Partner Tepee puts the accent on leisure and Outdoor adventure. So there is the Rifter, also with all-wheel drive, offered in cooperation with the French specialists, Dangel. Also with Mud&Snow tires, a special traction control (Advanced Grip Control) and a downhill driving aid, the off-road ability increase.

Gasoline and Diesel with a good exhaust gas purification

The engine range of the well-known 1.2-Liter turbo petrol engine with 110 HP and manual transmission as well as from 2019, a 130-HP Version with eight-speed automatic EAT8. Both versions are equipped with gasoline particulate filter. Added to this is the new 1.5-litre Diesel with 75, 100 or 130 HP, with the top version with EAT8. The Diesel will be equipped with Adblue System and already meet the Euro-6d-TEMP-Norm.

Short or long, five or seven seats

Like the Berlingo and the Combo, there is also the Rifter in two lengths (to 4.40 and 4.75 meters), as well as Five - and seven-seater. The Rifter has a choice of indoor a i-Cockpit, first-Generation, that is, without the instrument display. The driver looks a little on the top and flat-bottom steering Wheel and disposed above the instruments. In the cockpit the middle of a 8.0-inch touch screen. Depending on the Version, there is also an electric Park brake. Also assistance systems, the Distance cruise control on blind spot and lane keeping assist up to 180-degree rearview camera are offered.

Zenith roof alias Modutop roof

In the second row of three individual seats, all of which are equipped with Isofix anchorage. With the early summer of 2019, with available Magic, a Flat-rate System, the seats from the cargo area in the floor to sink. The seven-seater in the third row two individual seats, which can expand and in the long body version in addition also move. The trunk offers depending on Version and seat configuration of 775 litres to 4,000 litres in volume. Add additional shelves in the Zenith roof (at the Berlingo as the Modutop roof). Of the sister models, both of the side sliding doors are in the back, the fold-down front passenger seat and the separately opening rear window. The market launch of the Rifter starts in September 2018, the prices have yet to be notified.

Study for even more Outdoor fun

In addition to the normal Rifter will be shown at the Geneva Salon, the Rifter 4x4 Concept. The study offers an all-wheel drive of Dangel that works with a viscous coupling. By means of a rotary controller between the two-wheel mode, four-wheel drive mode and a Lock mode is selected with the rigid power distribution.

Roof tent, mountain bike and light bar

The study also provides a stately eight inches higher-slung body, a tent roof from a specialist car, home and a electric mountain bike from Peugeot. A light bar on the roof, made of 100 LED provides 300 watts of light output for better visibility in the terrain. If a series production is possible, says Peugeot.(sl)