New Peugeot Rifter Offers Five or Seven Seat Serenity

Published on 12th December 2018 at 17:52
Peugeot Rifter

The new Peugeot Rifter had hit retail showrooms around the country, retailing from €23,540, plus delivery related charges, for the Active 1.5 BlueHDi 75bhp level 5 seat version, carrying a five-year extended warranty as standard. Dealer demonstrator models are on site to preview during the Peugeot Drivetime event, with customer orders also open.

Akin to other Peugeot models, this new SUV comes with Peugeot’s i-Cockpit interior and is available in two body lengths, giving the option of five or seven seats.

Colin Sheridan, Sales and Marketing Director at Gowan Distributors said: “The new Rifter is a replacement to the Partner Tepee MPV, which has historically proven highly popular amongst both our mobility customers and taxi drivers who avail of the WAV grant (Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Grant). Undoubtedly, these existing customers will be very satisfied with our new stylish replacement, which is now available with a choice of both petrol and diesel engines, with 5 or 7 seats, up to 19 driver aids and a wide range of new options.”

He continued: “Furthermore, given its SUV look, its large rear tailgate opening with separate opening window, numerous storage areas, sliding side doors for ease of access and the option of 5-seats or 7 seats, three of which take full size child seats in row 2, we are sure to attract new customers seeking an excellent value-for-money, family car. Indeed, the long version offers ample seating room for 7 adults and a loading capacity of up to 4,000 litres when the third-row seats are removed, or folded flat with the Magic Flat command, trim dependent.”

Built on Peugeot’s new EMP2 platform, the new Rifter will be available with a choice of three trims: Active, Allure and GT Line.

Two petrol engines and four diesel engines will be available:

  • 1.2 PureTech petrol 110bhp S&S 6-speed
  • 1.2 PureTech petrol 130bhp automatic 8-speed S&S (April 2019)
  • 1.5 BlueHDi diesel 75bhp 5-speed
  • 1.5 BlueHDi diesel 100bhp 5-Speed
  • 1.5 BlueHDi diesel 130bhp 6-Speed S&S
  • 1.5 BlueHDi diesel 130bhp automatic 8-Speed S&S. 

The entry level five-seat, Active model, (from €23,540 plus delivery), or the seven-seat (from €24,490 plus delivery), includes:

  • i-Cockpit with 8” touchscreen
  • Compact steering wheel
  • Customisable heads up digital instrument panel
  • Mirrorscreen connectivity
  • 16” wheels
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Tyre pressure monitoring
  • 6 airbags
  • Air conditioning
  • 12 volt plug in row 2
  • Overhead storage
  • Luggage cover
  • Safety Pack to include Active Safety Brake, Lane Keeping Assist and Speed Limit Recognition and Recommendation. 

The Allure level three model, (from €25,570 plus delivery) adds:

  • 16” alloys
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Visibility pack (auto lights and wipers)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Look Pack to include front fog lights
  • Folding front passenger seat
  • Electric parking brake
  • 2nd row central and floor storage
  • 3 individual magic flat seats in row 2
  • Electric rear windows. 

Level four GT Line, (from €28,400 plus delivery), gets”

  • 17” alloys
  • Keyless access and start
  • Safety Plus Pack (High Beam Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition and Advanced Driver Attention Alert)
  • Dark tinted rear windows
  • Visiopark 180 (front and rear parking aid with 1800 camera)
  • Dual zone climatronic air conditioning
  • Electrochrome rear view mirror
  • GT Line styling and badging.