Peugeot literally had just released their newest van, the family friendly Rifter, and a couple of hours later, they already have a concept version of it, which is the so called Rifter 4x4 Concept that they have designed to “explore large spaces” and adventures on any type of terrain.
What I have just mentioned isn’t hype. As proof, the all wheel drive was developed together with Dangel. This has a higher suspension compared to the standard model with 80 mm of additional ground clearance. The central console also has a selector where the driver could choose which of the three AWD drive modes he wants to pick.
There’s a 2RM with only front driving wheels for more efficiency, 4RM for when you want the power to be taken exclusively to the rear wheels, which could work on drifting, and last is a Lock mode where the rear axle is locked for maximum traction in extreme conditions.
As for the tires, the Peugeot Rifter 4x4 Concept gets a set of all-terrain BF Goodrich tires, combining “solidity, endurance and style” while providing “excellent traction” as well. The new tires aren’t just about off-road usability but it also makes the concept car look far more interesting.
Under the hood of this van are 130 horsepower (97 kilowatts) and 221 pound feet (300 Newton metres) of torque generated by its diesel engine paired with a six-speed manual gearbox. This has the capability to stop you from slowing down on even “the steepest slopes”.
Furthermore, the 4x4 Concept boasts a roof tent with colours that match the car’s distinctive two tone finish developed by Autohome. The best part about this is that it is very easy to use. The owner simply has to unfold it from its housing on the roof bars and to deploy the sliding ladder.
When the tent has been set up, you will find a comfortable mattress inside it, which features the same durable textile like those on the vehicle’s seats. The mattress is very easy to fold and it could fit inside the tent - this then turns it into a relaxing haven. When you are done with your power nap, just unfold the tent and go for a bike ride. Peugeot has an all-new electric mountain bike, or the eM02 FS Powertube, that can be mounted on the boot lid of the Peugeot Rifter 4x4 Concept.
Now, the question is, will this concept actually turn into a production model? We hope it does, as it seems like it’s the perfect outdoor family ride.