After the recent surge of manufacturers creating offroad versions of all their large vehicle offerings, Peugeot decided to join the party with their new Rifter 4x4. Based on the unreleased hauler Rifter, the 4x4 features numerous upgrades to make escaping the city a wonderful experience.
The compact 4x4 Rifter is adventure-ready, equipped with several features to make it suitable for long getaways. It has a 4x4 drive system by Dangel to make sure that it can take you everywhere. Depending on the terrain, 2WD or 4WD with different rear axle lock options. Powered by a BlueHDI 130 1.5L engine managed by a six-speed manual, the power delivery is completely under your control. The engine produces 130hp and 300 Nm of torque.
Extra equipment includes a curved 100-LED light bar up front which sits right below the Autohome Overland fold-out tent. 16-inch wheels with BF Goodrich all-terrain tires around them sit atop the lifted suspension that puts the Rifter 4x4 at 80mm ride height. There's also a group of yellow front fog lights for times when the weather get's harsh and visibility is a challenge. In the back, a bike rack holds the Peugeot eM02 FS Powertube electric MTB to explore places the Rifter 4x4 can't get into.
Set to be released at the Geneva Auto Show, both the Rifter and Rifter 4x4 are a showcase of Peugeot's capabilities of creating people carriers that perform as good in their urban origins as in unexplored roads away from the comfort of asphalt paved streets.