Gowan Distributors Limited, PEUGEOT Importer in Ireland, has released prices and specification for the rugged new Rifter. Equipped with the unique PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® interior, it features high levels of safety and comfort equipment and new-generation petrol and diesel engines. Available in two lengths, with 5 or 7 seats, Dealer demonstrator models have just landed to preview during the PEUGEOT Drivetime event, with customer orders now open. Retailing in Ireland from €23,540, plus delivery related charges, for the Active 1.5 BlueHDi 75bhp level 5 seat version, the new Rifter comes with a five year extended warranty as standard.
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 desirable SUV look, its large rear tailgate opening with separate opening window, numerous strorage 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 efficient, new EMP2 platform, the new PEUGEOT 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: a 1.2 PureTech petrol 110bhp S&S 6-speed; a 1.2 PureTech petrol 130bhp automatic 8-speed S&S (April 2019); a 1.5 BlueHDi diesel 75bhp 5-speed; a 1.5 BlueHDi diesel 100bhp 5-Speed; a 1.5 BlueHDi diesel 130bhp 6-Speed S&S; a 1.5 BlueHDi diesel 130bhp automatic 8-Speed S&S.
Standard equipment on the entry level Active model, retailing from €23,540 plus delivery for the 5 seat version or from €24,490 plus delivery for the 7 seat version, includes the revolutionary i-Cockpit® with 8” touchscreen, compact steering wheel and 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 and a Safety Pack to include Active Safety Brake, Lane Keeping Assist and Speed Limit Recognition and Recommendation.
The Allure level three model costs from €25,570 plus delivery and gains 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.
The level four GT Line, from €28,400 plus delivery, benefits from 17” alloys, keyless access and start, a 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 and GT Line styling and badging.
Manufactured at the Vigo (Spain) and Mangualde (Portugal) factories, the new PEUGEOT Rifter is available to preview now at PEUGEOT Dealers nationwide.