► New MPV on the Geneva show floor
► Modular features
► Starts at under £20,000
Pricing for the all-new Peugeot Rifter has been announced, and the new MPV is going to start at £19,650. That will give you an entry-lvel Active version of the Rifter with essentials such as Lane Keeping Assist, AEV and AC as standard, and the longer version with the same trim will cost £21,570.
The mid-range Allure trim adds electric rear windows, parking sensors, tray tables at the back of the seats and a CarPlay and Android Auto compatible 8-inch infotainment system. You’ll get 16-inch alloys and LED daytime running lights, too. Expect to pay £20,920 for the shorter version and £22,620 for the longer one.
Finally, the GT-Line model will sit at the top of the range and bring luxuries such as keyless entry, 3D navigation, a panoramic glass roof and 17-inch alloy wheels. That’ll cost £22,570 for the short version, and £24,270 for the longer variant.
Everything else you need to know
The 2018 Geneva motor show is full of supercars such as the Rimac C_Two and Ferrari 488 Pista, but one of the most important cars on the showfloor could be this: the Peugeot Rifter. Okay, so it’s not the most glamorous thing at Geneva – or the Peugeot stand, as that has to be the 508 – but it still promises to be the ultimate MPV for families and adventure-going people.
It’s available in stretched and standards formats, and is also modular, so you can mix and match the feature you care about. For example, the Rifter could come with two sliding doors, and opening tailgate,seven seats next year – or just lots of cubby holes.
We’ve sat in the interior, and while it’s not the most luxurious space – that’s to be expected for a car of this price range. However, it’s still available with optional CarPlay and Android Auto, too, thanks to Peugeot’s iCockpit 8-inch infotainment system.
There’s actually a good amount of tech in the Rifter, too. Adaptive cruise control with lane departure as well as blind spot detection offers a good extra dose of safety, while an optional reversing camera should make parking easier, too. Peugeot will offer the Rifter with a 1.2-litre petrol with a six-speed box, or a diesel with the same transmission – or an eight-speed auto.