June 24, 2024
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Peugeot Australia is having a look into providing the folks mover model of its smaller Spouse van, which might give the French emblem an immediate competitor to the Volkswagen Caddy.

The Peugeot Rifter is the passenger model of the Spouse, in response to the similar platform as the most recent Citroen Berlingo – a long-running van this is now not offered in Australia – in addition to the Opel/Vauxhall Combo, and the Toyota ProAce offered in Europe and the United Kingdom.

On the fresh release of the brand new Peugeot 308 Hatch and Wagon, managing director for Peugeot Citroen Australia, Kate Gillis, advised media the compact MPV isn’t a sure-fire starter for our marketplace, but it surely’s into account.

“We’re all the time having a look at what’s being evolved and seeing whether or not it’s proper for our marketplace. So it’s for sure now not a no, and at this level it’s nonetheless into account,” Ms Gillis stated.

“There’s for sure alternative for for one thing like that inside of this marketplace. However we want to undergo the precise degree of due diligence and attention however you already know, it’s there.”

“It’s an overly a success automobile for Peugeot, and it’s had a little bit little bit of a makeover which makes it much more attractive,” Ms Gillis added.

Whilst now not discussed all over the media convention, the Rifter additionally provides an all-electric model known as the e-Rifter. Must the usual model be thought to be, you must assume the EV fashion is at the playing cards as smartly.

Peugeot Australia has made no secret of its intentions to supply as much as 3 all-electric fashions in 2023, beginning with a industrial automobile, then shifting into the passenger and SUV segments. Whilst now not showed, the purpose is to have all 3 in the marketplace by way of the tip of subsequent 12 months.

Whilst Ms Gillis wouldn’t be attracted to revealing which fashions within the international portfolio will have compatibility into every of those 3 slots, the economic automobile will both be the e-Spouse, e-Knowledgeable, or e-Boxer van.

Because the Spouse and Rifter are principally one and the similar with other interiors, you’ll see how the Rifter and e-Rifter are a logical subsequent step.

Peugeot additionally does a passenger model of the Knowledgeable van known as the Traveller, which moreover provides an all-electric e-Traveller variant.

The passenger and SUV slots, in the meantime, usually are crammed by way of the e-208 EV town hatch in addition to the e-2008 small crossover. Peugeot Australia may be having a look into bringing the just lately published e-308 Down Underneath.

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