Peugeot Rifter 4x4 Camping
The Peugeot Rifter 4x4 Concept is the adventure-seeker of the Peugeot Rifter production model family. A higher body, a powerful BlueHDi engine developing 130 hp and four-wheel drive from the specialists at Dangel make driving fun even off-road. Nature-lovers can make their journeys flexible and spontaneous with the additional roof tent and electric mountain bike. The exceptional character of the Peugeot Rifter 4x4 Concept is highlighted by the expressive design of a dark base with yellow accents.
Steffen Raschig, Managing Director of Peugeot Germany, said, ‘The Peugeot Rifter 4x4 Concept is our interpretation of the spirit of people who are looking for freedom and adventure. The robust look also demonstrates the many customisation options offered by the new Peugeot Rifter. It’s an off-road van that is great fun.’
Designed for adventure
The Peugeot Rifter 4x4 Concept has outwardly noticeable changes in comparison with the production model. The designers set the body eight centimetres higher so that the off-road van can easily reach its destination, even on rough terrain. The base coat is an attractive dark grey. Matt black stone chip protection for the front end sits between the radiator grille and the bonnet. The tailgate is also the same colour. As in the production version of the Peugeot Rifter, special details such as the radiator grille surround, the exterior mirror casings and the roof rack are contrasted in onyx black. Grooved decorative elements in tinted chrome run from the rear wings up to the roof.
Numerous accents in semi-gloss yellow bring vibrancy to the design of the Peugeot Rifter 4x4 Concept. At the front, the panel below the fog lights and the word ‘Peugeot’ on the radiator grille are adorned with yellow. Vertical stripes on the sides highlight the rear part of the sliding door. Just like the rear window, these bear the ‘Rifter’ lettering. Under the wing mirrors, the concept car features the new emblem of four-wheel-drive specialist Dangel, also in yellow.
The combination of the robust, higher-set body and the paintwork with its dark base design and yellow accents gives the Peugeot Rifter 4x4 Concept its adventurous character. The 16-inch alloy wheels in lacquered diamond black onyx demonstrate this right down to the last detail.
An interior with attention to detail
The striking design continues in the interior of the Peugeot Rifter 4x4 Concept. The seats are upholstered in grey fabric and Alcantara. The vibrant yellow upholstery seams and the gear lever gaiter are a counterpoint to this. The compact leather steering wheel and part of the unique Peugeot i-Cockpit® also feature the same striking seams. The steering wheel is embellished with the Peugeot logo engraved in yellow.
However, the simple design of the dashboard features adornments in silky matt grey and stripes in tinted chrome on the passenger side. Attractive decorative accents made of solid aluminium highlight the centre console and the door panels. The brushed metal has ‘Rifter’ engraved on it.
Strengths demonstrated off-road
The lion brand has reinterpreted the idea of an off-road van with the Rifter 4x4 Concept model. Accordingly, the concept car feels at home on untrodden paths. With the body raised eight centimetres, four-wheel drive and high-performance all-terrain tyres from BFGoodrich, the Peugeot Rifter 4x4 Concept will conquer paths when others have long since given up. In addition to the appealing design, the tyres are robust and long-lasting and offer excellent traction.
For the four-wheel drive with viscous coupling, Peugeot has worked with its long-standing partner Dangel. The driver can select four-wheel drive mode with the rotary switch. This is easily within reach on the dashboard, to the right of the gear lever. There are three driving modes available. In two-wheel-drive mode, the vehicle uses front-wheel drive in normal road conditions. Four-wheel-drive mode shifts the power to the rear wheels for slippery surfaces. In lock mode, the vehicle drives with stiffer force distribution to conquer particularly difficult driving conditions.
The 1.5 l BlueHDi diesel engine developing 130 hp* provides the necessary power for the four-wheel drive. Combined with the six-speed manual gearbox, the engine can produce torque of up to 300 Nm. The collaboration between the individual elements ensures precise handling even in adventurous situations.
At home everywhere
Peugeot has designed the Peugeot Rifter 4x4 Concept for expeditions far away from the bright lights of the city. The off-road van features an LED strip above the windscreen for this purpose. The 1.35-metre-wide light strip consists of 100 LEDs, which are placed in two rows next to each other. This achieves a powerful 300 watts and ensures good visibility in the dark.
Since it sometimes takes more than just one day to go on an adventure, the Peugeot Rifter 4x4 Concept also carries an ‘Overland’ tent on its roof. The tent fabric has been specially developed in collaboration with specialist Autohome for this concept vehicle and features the word ‘Peugeot’. Setting up the tent is very easy and requires no additional attachments. It is simply unfolded and fixed to the ground by the adjustable ladder. The optional roof rack meets the ‘City Crash Test’ standard. It can withstand any type of load.
The tent mattress, like the vehicle seats, is covered with a grey fabric and sewn with yellow seams. Because it can easily be folded up to a compact size, it can simply be stored in the tent casing. Alcantara pillows with yellow stitching provide the necessary comfort.
The Peugeot eM02 FS Powertube mountain bike is ready for day trips (not available in Germany). The electrically assisted bicycle heralds the next e-bike generation from the lion brand. With the compact and built-in battery, the Peugeot eM02 Powertube looks fluid and elegant. Thanks to the battery, even demanding mountain routes can be conquered comfortably and quickly. The double suspension ensures a comfortable ride on uneven ground.
The mountain bike is attached safely and easily to the rear of the Peugeot Rifter 4x4 Concept by a special mount on the trailer hitch. For quick assembly, the ball joint requires no additional tools. The semi-gloss yellow and black finish of the bike blends seamlessly into the overall design of the off-road van.