New Peugeot Rifter 2018

Following the new Citroen Berlingo and Opel Combo, PSA presented the third “heel” – Peugeot Rifter. Of all the trio, it looks the most solid, with all the metal body panels among the listed cars are the same, but only the decor differs. Instead of plastic inserts on the sides, Peugeot Rifter 2018-2019 (photo, price) received protective pads of unpainted plastic in a circle. And this model is distinguished by a more aggressive “face” with a different grille and squinting headlights. Salon van partially repeats its brethren, but the front panel here is original. At Rifter, the French decided to use the i-Cockpit architecture, which is familiar to Peugeot cars. Its distinctive features is a small steering wheel and a companion located above the rim of the “steering wheel”. At the same time, the central console and the section with glove boxes in front of the passenger here repeat this on the brethren. The second row consists of three separate armchairs of the same size, each of them having Isofix fastening. As for the interior transformation system, it was changed. If the Peugeot Partner rear seats formed a huge hump, but now they are folded flush with the floor of the trunk. The volume of the latter on the Peugeot Rifter in comparison with its predecessor is increased to 775 liters (+ 100). Such a significant increase was provided by a higher position of the luggage compartment, which can now be fixed on one of two levels. Plus in the cargo compartment and the cabin of the van appeared many different niches, and their total volume reaches 186 liters. The most capacious is the long-wheelbase version of the model, the volume of the trunk with which the seats are folded and at all reaches four cubic meters. Technically, Peugeot Reefter 2018 in the new body completely repeats the previously presented Berlingo and Kombo. The model is built on a combined platform, where the front uses the module EMP2, and the rear is borrowed from previous generation Berlingo / Partner models. Like the other two “heels”, Rifter is available in the conventional and long-bodied versions. In the first case, the length of the machine reaches 4,400 mm, and in the second – 4,750 mm. Long version Long has not only an enlarged rear overhang but also a stretched wheelbase, while this van can be ordered with three rows of seats. The ruler of the power units of the new Peugeot Rifter (characteristics) is familiar from the twins. For cars available 1.2-liter turbo-impact family PureTech with a 110 or 130 hp, and a new turbo BlueHDi volume of 1.5 liters, which is available in three versions: Power: 75, 100 or 130 forces. By default, the French van is completed with a five-speed mechanics, while a 130-horsepower diesel is coupled with a six-speed manual transmission. The version with the top-end gasoline engine is equipped with an 8-band automatic Aisin, which can also be ordered as an option for the most powerful diesel engine. And for the Rifter all-wheel drive modification is provided, but it will be produced by Dangel. Plus declared “sports” version of the GT-Line, which will receive a slightly different design of the exterior and 17-inch wheels. List equip Peugeot Rifter (equipment and prices) includes dual-zone climate control, multimedia with 8.0-inch screen, rearview camera, head-up display, keyless entry system, electric parking brake, as well as a set of electronic assistants, including adaptive cruise control with the function of automatic braking. For a surcharge, the car can be equipped with an electronic Grip Control system, an elevating rear window, and a multifunctional Zenith roof. The premiere of the new model Peugeot Rifter was held at the Geneva Motor Show in 2018 in March, and the start of sales in Europe is scheduled for September.

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