Peugeot e-Rifter MPV gets interior update and revised lineup for 2022
The e-Rifter now comes with individual second row seats as standard and a lower starting price
The previous entry-level version, the Allure Premium, has now been scrapped in favour of Allure trim. This model starts at £30,100 after the Government Plug-in Car Grant – a £350 saving from before – with the higher-spec e-Rifter GT getting a £1,060 price cut despite equipment levels remaining the same
Standard kit for the MPV includes 16-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, front fog lights, black roof bars, electrically folding door mirrors, rear privacy glass and an opening tailgate window. A new Ice White paint colour also arrives as part of the updates, replacing the outgoing Bianca White option, and there’s a new key fob to allow users to individually unlock the load area.
Allure spec also includes front and rear parking sensors, lane departure warning and hill-start assist. Unlike the Vauxhall Combo-e Life, which shares the same platform, the e-Rifter also gets a 180-degree reversing camera as standard.
Inside, buyers get a leather steering wheel, air conditioning, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, 10-inch digital instrument cluster and an eight-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There’s also a voice recognition system, which can receive commands for media, navigation and phone calls.
The e-Rifter GT is now priced from £33,630, and upgrades over the cheaper model include 17-inch alloy wheels, a unique radiator grille, gloss black door mirrors and some new skid plates for the front and rear bumpers.
Inside, there’s automatic dual-zone climate control, a brown dashboard finish, different cloth seat upholstery and some extra fan strength controls for the second seating row.
Customers can also have a long-wheelbase, seven-seat version of the e-Rifter, which increases the MPV’s overall length from 4.4 metres to 4.75 metres. Peugeot says this variant can accommodate items up to three metres long.
The Peugeot e-Rifter is based on the same EMP2 underpinnings as the Vauxhall Combo-e and Citroen e-Berlingo, which means its mechanicals are identical. As such, the e-Rifter shares the same 134bhp electric motor and 50kWh battery pack as its stablemates, which give it a 0-62mph time of 11.2 seconds and a maximum range of 172 miles.
Top speed is capped at 83mph and, like the rest of Peugeot’s pure-electric models, the MPV has three drive modes: ‘Eco’, ‘Normal’ and ‘Power’. The first two options limit the amount of power the electric motor can produce to increase the van’s range, while Power unlocks the drivetrain’s maximum performance.
As standard, the e-Rifter is fitted with 7.4kW single-phase wallbox charging compatibility, which can fully charge the battery in 7.5 hours. However, an 11kW on-board charger can be specified as a £300 optional extra, which cuts this time down to five hours.
The Peugeot e-Rifter can also be charged at the roadside using a 100kW DC rapid charger, which takes around 30 minutes to top the battery up to 80 percent.
Boot space ranges from 775 litres in the five-seat model to 4,000 litres with all the rear seats stowed in the long-wheelbase variant, while there’s a further 186 litres of storage space in cubbies dotted around the cabin. The MPV can also tow 750kg and has a trailer stabilisation system which automatically lowers the van’s speed if the trailer starts to fishtail.
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