The new-generation model of the French brand called Rifter. While his debut minivan, truck modification will introduce later, so unknown at this time, change the name and the van. New Rifter is a “twin” previously declassified and Citroen Berlingo Opel Combo last generations. All three models are built on the EMP2 platform of PSA group.
The design of the front part of the van Peugeot cars made in the corporate style of the brand. From “brothers” under the brands Citroen and Opel, a new Rifter is also characterized by the presence of plastic overlays on arches and design of the rear lights. The interior is almost identical to the salons of the “brothers”, only “tidy” dominates the front panel, while the Berlingo and Combo it is set nearly level.
In addition, the new Peugeot is “Sportivnaya” version of the GT Line: this car is the radiator grille has a black bezel, the same color is made and the housings of the exterior mirrors, the plastic in the interior painted in brown. Even for Rifter GT Line includes 17-inch wheels Aorak.
Like the Berlingo and Combo, the new van Peugeot will be offered with two lengths of 4.4 and 4.75 meters. Both versions – the five-seater, with extra charge available third row of seats. Trunk volume “short” Peugeot Rifter is 775 liters (100 l more than the second Partner), the second version – 1 050 litres. The backrests of all seats fold to form a flat floor.
The motors are the same as the other “twins”: turbotweak petrol three-cylinder 1.2 PureTech (110 and 130 HP) and diesel 1.5 BlueHDi (75, 100 or 130 HP). For 130-horsepower engine available vosmidiapazonnym “automatic”, the rest of the engines are combined with the “mechanics”. The main difference between the Rifter in terms of technology — for the model will be available four-wheel drive transmission from the company Dangel, whereas for the Berlingo and Combo version 4×4 is not announced.
In the equipment list of the successor to the Peugeot Partner Tepee also can include a multimedia system with 8-inch touchscreen, adaptive cruise control, head-up display, heated seats, wireless charging for smartphones, warning system on withdrawal from the occupied bandwidth, monitoring driver fatigue, recognition of road signs, monitoring “blind” zones and the automatic headlight switch.
Peugeot Rifter public premiere will be held in March at the Geneva motor show, Citroen Berlingo show. The new Opel at the motor show probably won’t bring: it is expected that the presentation of the “German” will be held in a special event at the birthplace of the brand. All three models will be released on the European market in the second quarter of this year, then you will find them in the freight version. should get only Rifter and Berlingo, Opel brand on our market is not going to come back. According to unofficial information, then dealers of new “French” will appear only in 2019.
By the way, in Geneva, Peugeot is planning to introduce another novelty – the sedan Peugeot 508 second generation.