Introducing the Peugeot Rifter
Robust, yet sleek, the Peugeot Rifter is a leisure activity vehicle that is prepared for everyday adventures whilst providing comfort and the latest modern technology. Available in two lengths, comfortably seating either five or seven people, the Rifter features strong SUV styling.
Adaptability and versatility are two strengths of this vehicle, along with an impressive load space for transporting the whole family's luggage without compromising the comfort and spaciousness of the passenger area.
Equally as impressive is the extensive range of safety and technology features to entertain and protect all occupants whilst travelling to their destination.
Design and Practicality
It's easy to think that the Rifter is simply a converted van with seven-seats chucked in. That's not the reality, because inside you get a raft of quality materials that feel robust and well bolted together. You also benefit from Peugeot's latest interior design language, which makes for a very pleasant place to spend time.
The Rifter is the ultimate in everyday convenience and practicality. The ability to seat seven in comfort may be common among large SUVs, but none of them match the Rifter for head and leg room; there's acres of space for everyone! Two sliding doors are the metaphorical cherry on top of the cake.
There's a massive 775 litres of boot space at your disposal, which is easily accessed via the large boxy opening and low loading sill.
Technology and Safety
The first thing you'll notice once you've climbed inside the Rifter is Peugeot i-Cockpit®. This distinctive layout features a compact steering wheel for agility, a contemporary head-up display and a large 8-inch colour touchscreen in the central dash.
The infotainment system is very user-friendly and responds swiftly to your inputs, making navigation easy when you're on the move. Rifter boasts Advanced Grip Control®, which is designed to optimise grip in a variety of challenging conditions. There are five driving modes to choose from (Standard, Snow, Mud, Sand & ESP Off).
Safety features available include:
- Automatic Emergency Braking System
- Lane Departure Warning
- Active Lane Keeping Assistance
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Speed limit sign recognition
Economy and Performance
Rifter is available with Peugeot's award-winning PureTech petrol and innovative BlueHDi diesel engines, both of which have been widely recognised for their excellent performance and efficiency.
The 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine provides plenty of punch despite its humble size, yet it can still return close to 50 mpg on a combined cycle.
The 1.5-litre diesel engine offers effortless acceleration and makes more sense if you do a lot of miles every year. With close to 70 mpg achievable on a combined cycle with little effort, it certainly won't cost a lot to run!
A 5 or 6-speed manual gearbox comes as standard depending on the model, although it's the 8-speed automatic that really impresses with its silky-smooth gear changes.
- 16" steel wheels with 'Rakiura' wheel trim
- Manual air conditioning
- Height adjustable driver seats
- Pop-out opening rear side windows
- Door sill protectors
Key features in addition to Active:
- 16" 'Taranaki' alloy wheels
- Air-vents in 2nd row with USB socket
- Electric parking brake
- Electric rear windows
- Rear parking sensors
- Height adjustable driver seat with adjustable lumbar support, under-seat storage and elbow rest
- Tray tables at the back of the front seats
- PEUGEOT i-Cockpit®:8.0" capacitive touchscreen
- Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto
- LED daytime running lights
Key features in addition to Allure:
- 17" 'Aoraki' alloy wheels
- Automatic dual zone climate control
- PEUGEOT Open and Go (keyless entry and push button start)
- Power folding door mirrors
- Opening tailgate window
- Connected 3D Navigation: includes TomTom Live Updates (3 year subscription)
- PEUGEOT Connect SOS and Assistance
- 'GT Line' emblems
Test Drive the Peugeot Rifter
Leisure vehicles have been known to be spartan in the past, but the Rifter changes that with its unique design and innovative interior layout. Add in the latest engine technology and the Rifter makes a lot more sense than you'd originally anticipate.
Contact your nearest Evans Halshaw Peugeot retailer today to arrange a viewing.