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Peugeot Rifter suggested as Citroen Berlingo Multispace sibling

The Peugeot Rifter has been suggested as Peugeot’s charity in a three-prong PSA organisation attack on a van-based MPV market.

The Rifter is mechanically matching to a Citroen Berlingo Multispace and Vauxhall Combo Life, being formed on a previous-generation cars, with a EMP2 height front finish permitting for incomparable motorist assistance technologies, such as Advanced Grip Control (PSA’s traction control system), involuntary puncture braking and adaptive journey control.

Like a Berlingo Multispace, a Rifter will be accessible in 5 or seven-seat variants when sales start in summer, nonetheless a incomparable automobile won’t arrive on driveways until 2019. 

Peugeot claims storage ability of 775 litres adult to a window line, that rises to 4000 litres adult to a roof for a long-wheelbase version, with a seats folded flat. Identical to a Berlingo, a brief Rifter is around 4400mm long, and a long-wheelbase chronicle is 4750mm in length. 

While a Citroën Berlingo has been rested with a new SUV-like look, a Rifter and Combo Life sojourn some-more MPV-like in their front ends.

Engines are common opposite a 3 cars, definition 1.2-litre Puretech petrols in 109bhp and 128bhp flavours, and 4 1.5-litre BlueHDi diesels, trimming in energy from 74bhp to 128bhp. Both 128bhp engines are accessible with eight-speed involuntary gearboxes. 

It’s a new entrance into a marketplace for Vauxhall, though Peugeot and Citroën have seen good success here; 2987 sales opposite 2017 puts a Rifter’s predecessor, a Partner Tepee, atop a sales charts for a segment, while Citroën’s 2644 sales place it third. The indication is Citroën’s second-best-selling indication worldwide. 

A tiny cost boost is approaching over a Partner Tepee’s £16,795 starting price, while a longer various is approaching to authority nearer to £20,000 when sales begin. 

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