2021 Peugeot Rifter PURETECH S/S ALLURE PREMIUM L 1.2 petrol auto







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Finding a suitable wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) is not as easy as many think. This acquisition may well be a compromise that started with knowing you have to say goodbye to a car you want to travel in for a vehicle you need to travel in. Whether you need a new or a Nearly New WAV on the Motability Scheme, WAV rental, a financed or outright purchase of a new or used WAV, we are here to help you with independent advice on your first or next WAV.

Peugeot Rifter LWB rear wheelchair user position rear ramp WAV from Southern Mobility Vehicles

Wheelchair user experience

The Peugeot Rifter long wheelbase (LWB) is an excellent progression from the long-standing, heavily converted and highly rated Peugeot Partner and is a stunning all-around improvement on its predecessor. Some real improvements have made it superior to the Partner and many other WAVs. However, there is still plenty of entry and internal height, with great external views for the wheelchair user. As a WAV or wheelchair accessible vehicle, it lends itself perfectly to the job.

This conversion of the Peugeot Rifter is the longer wheelbase version, so the wheelchair user is in the rear, which will suit some but not all. The advantages are five standard seats but still plenty of room for a wheelchair user in it is a reasonably compact wheelchair accessible vehicle. The second row of seats can be tipped forward to give more space in the rear, but this is not usually necessary. This WAV often suits a larger family without supersizing the vehicle; private hire and taxi companies like them, too, as there is greater flexibility on offer.

Like its predecessor, the Partner, all Rifters come with a wheelchair winch, which is now fitted under the floor, so more space and less ugly to look at, plus the winch can’t get in the way of a wheelchair user’s footrests. Previously winches were mounted on the Partner’s floor in a WAV, which presented a problem for wheelchair footrests coming fully forward.

Driver experience

The driver is also treated well, with a generous specification that is easy to access and observe in the well-designed, ergonomic and snug but roomy cockpit. An 8-inch touch screen entertainment centre, Bluetooth and cruise control, and many other features of higher specification cars are included. It is straightforward to mirror your smartphone with the generously sized screen, and a DAB/FM radio is included, plus USB ports just where you need them to connect your phone and stream your music. The screen is also the command centre for the Rifter’s controls, so you can adjust many of the vehicle’s controls and features here.

The Rifter is easy to drive, with a smooth gearbox, whether you choose the manual or automatic gearbox. The engine is quiet and frugal but should you need it, there is enough power underfoot to get you out of trouble. The Premium model comes with a reversing camera, power folding heated mirrors and several other features.

Standard features in the Rifter include dual-zone air conditioning, rain-sensing wipers, anti-collision warning, LED daytime running lights and a host of other features. Being in the driving seat of the Rifter is a breeze and managing it and having that cosseted feeling the cockpit gives you helps you, the driver, to do what you need to do well and safely. As a driver, there is little to dislike in this WAV.

Passenger experience

Passengers will feel spoiled by the legroom alone in this WAV, both in the front and in the three standard second-row seats. You will find them comfortable on longer journeys; they always come with Isofix as standard. It is fair to say that passengers often get a raw deal in WAVs as their seating is too often a compromise to make it fit for wheelchair access but not in the case of the Peugeot’s long wheelbase five-seat conversion Rifter.

SMV loves

We love the thought behind the conversion, the variety of seating options, two vehicle lengths, plus a smooth new auto or manual gearbox. The Rifter has a generous specification, phone screen mirroring and music playback, an underfloor wheelchair winch, ample second-row wheelchair user legroom, a higher driving position, and the new pretty front end. It’s a win, win, win for all.

SMV says

Why not give Southern Mobility Vehicles a call if this WAV isn’t quite right for you. Whether you are looking for a new Motability WAV, a Nearly New Motability WAV, a short-term hire, or an outright purchase, we are the WAV dealer to call first. We are here to help; we know how hard it is to be confident you are buying the right mobility vehicle for your needs. We are independent WAV advisors so that you will get the best of all worlds; whatever your wheelchair access needs are, it is only one call to 0800 008 7800

Accessibility Experience
  • A low incline two-piece rear fold-flat ramp system makes for a safer and easier wheelchair user entry and exit
  • Underfloor wheelchair assist winch smoothing out bumps and easing entry & exit for wheelchair users
  • The manufacturer's original second-row seats ensure passenger comfort and better access for those with lower mobility
  • A low centre of gravity means a more stable ride for most wheelchair users
  • More car-like and less van-like than many wheelchair accessible vehicles
  • Easy to use rear wheelchair user access ramp with fold-flat system
  • Tailgate opening rear window allowing easy access to load shopping
  • Tinted rear windows increase privacy for wheelchair users and passengers
  • The low internal road noise in this WAV improves the quality of sociability
  • Good quality suspension makes for a smoother ride for wheelchair users
  • The manufacturer's IsoFix 2/1 split seats quickly fold forward for improved accessibility
  • A rear wheelchair user position would suit those who like or need their own space
  • An ideal accessible family car with five standard manufacturer seats
Driver and passenger experience
  • Seat upholstery: cloth
  • Automatic air conditioning with two climate control zones
  • Driver seat: captain's type with seat back table, passenger seat: captain's type, folding with seat back table
  • Front and rear electric windows with one-touch on two windows
  • Engine start/stop
  • Leather covered multi-function steering wheel with tilt adjustment and telescopic adjustment
  • Vehicle start button
  • Front and rear wheels: 17 inch alloy rims ; width: 7.0 inches 43.2 and 17.8
  • Four disc brakes including two ventilated discs
  • Turbo-charger
  • Independent strut front suspension with anti-roll bar and coil springs, semi-independent torsion beam rear suspension with coil springs
  • Transmission: 8-speed, paddle-shift automatic with manual mode featuring gear lever mounted on the steering wheel
  • Hill holder
  • Speed limiter
  • Driver and passenger vanity mirror
  • Centre armrest between front seats
  • Floor console
  • Chrome/silver roof rails
  • Tyre kit
  • Automatic smart card/key includes keyless entry and keyless start
  • Electronic hand brake
  • Remote controlled remote boot/hatch/rear door release
  • Storage compartment under driver seat and passenger seat
  • Secondary ventilation controls with digital display for front passenger
  • Automatic hazard lights
  • Steering wheel mounted remote audio controls
  • Six speakers
  • Audio system with touch screen ; radio receives AM/FM, digital and RDS colour screen, 0 and audio player reads MP3
  • 12v power outlet located in front section
  • Front reading lights
  • Cup holders for front seats and rear seats
  • Bluetooth includes music streaming
  • Connections for USB (front), auxiliary audio devices (front), 1 and 0
  • Apps control
  • Text to speech / speech to text
  • Analogue & digital dashboard
  • Voice activating system includes audio player, includes phone and other
  • Telematics Via SIM in vehicle with tracker system and advanced automatic collision notification , requires 0.00 , includes 999 months subscription 0 and breakdown assistance
  • Media control touch screen
  • 8.0 inch touch sensitive multi-function display screen(s) Dashboard 1 and 20.3
  • Mobile Integrationusing Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 0, 0, 0 and 0
  • Rear radar & camera-type parking distance sensors
  • Halogen low beam halogen high beam headlights with complex surface lenses
  • Headlight controlsystems: dusk sensor, on-coming vehicle sensor and height adjustment
  • Privacy glass on the rear window and on the rear side windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Day time running lights
  • Toned power door mirrors/cameras ; heated
  • Electrically foldable mirrors
  • Rain sensing windscreen wipers
  • Electronic traction control
  • Drivers airbag, passengers airbag with de-activation switch
  • Stability controlsystem
  • Electronic brake distribution
  • Brake assist system
  • Low tyre pressure indicator with rim mounted sensor
  • Anti collision system which activates seat belts, activates brake lights and brakes at low speed and includes brake assist, driver monitor, visual/acoustic warning and pedestrian & cyclist avoidance system ; min speed 10 km/h operates above 50 kph/30 mph and operates below 50 kph/30 mph
  • Lane departure warningsystem activates steering, 180 and 112
  • Cruise control
  • Ventilation system with digital display and air filter combustion
  • LED day time running lights and rear lights
  • Rear/reverse parking guidance display
  • Overtaking sensor

Please note that some vehicles specification may not match the manufacturer supplied information due to the nature of vehicles being converted for wheelchair accessibility. Please ask us to check anything that is important to you.

Our exclusive and comprehensive Autoguard Nationwide All Mechanical and All Electrical Premium Warranty and Breakdown Assist cover always runs for 3 years and includes:

Full Breakdown Assist to include Roadside Recovery, Onward Travel, Home Start and Accident recovery

Unlimited Number of Warranty Claims on unlimited mileage

Maximum individual claim limit of £2400 including VAT

Breakdown & Recovery 24 Hours a Day/365 Days a Year 

Key WAV component cover Included

Parts and Labour are included

Continental warranty repair cover

A Free Downloadable Autoguard Contract Holder App

Transferable to a New Owner if sold Privately


Our warranty also covers you for - In Car Entertainment Systems, Air Conditioning, Driver Interface Systems, EGR Valves, Catalytic Converter and Fuel Injectors, Misfuelling Cover and Broken or Lost Key Cover 

For new WAVs you will get our exclusive and comprehensive WAV only warranty to run alongside your manufacturer’s warranty

Your Warranty & Rescue booklet

We have partnered with disability insurance specialists, Fish Insurance, who can offer Disability Car Insurance policies specifically to cover disabled drivers, adapted cars, and WAVs.

Options for any driver cover, as well as policies for non-drivers, so you can insure the vehicle in your name and it be driven by yourself, family, friends, or carers

Cover for the repair and replacement of adaptations to your car that you’ve told Fish about

Free courtesy car while your car is being repaired at one of Fish’s approved garages (or up to £700 mobility allowance if a suitable car isn’t available)

If your car is stolen, any settlement will take into account any modifications that you’ve told Fish about

Cover for accidental damage to other people’s property or injury to others up to £20m (and up to £5m per claim)

Lifetime guarantee on repairs. If you maintain the vehicle to the manufacturer’s schedule, any repairs carried out by approved repairers are guaranteed while you own the car

Protection up to £2,500 for wheelchairs or other mobility aids being transported in your car

To get a tailored quote, call 0333 331 3869 and quote code 2487.

As with any policy, limits and exclusions apply. For full details of the cover provided by Fish Insurance, click here.

Southern Mobility Vehicles ltd is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Fish Administration Limited. Fish Insurance is a trading style of Fish Administration Ltd. Fish Administration Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Firm Reference Number 310172. Fish Administration Ltd is registered in England & Wales. Company Registration Number 4214119. Registered Office: Rossington’s Business Park, West Carr Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 7SW. Fish Administration Ltd is part of the PIB Group.

Height 1820mm
Width 1848mm
Length 4753mm
Fuel Consumption
Combined MPG 43.5
Extra Urban MPG
Urban Cold MPG
Power (BHP) 128
Maximum Speed (mph) 124
Torque (Nm) 230
Engine and Drivetrain
Cylinders 3
Driven Axle FRONT
Engine Capacity (cc) 1199
Forward Gears 8
Emissions (CO2) 158
Engine Euro Status 6
Seats 5
More information
  • Euro NCAP crash test results:
  • Power: (from primary fuel) 96 kW , 130 HP EEC @ 5,500 rpm; , 230 Nm @ 1,750 rpm
  • External dimensions: 4,753mm long, 1,848mm wide, 1,820mm high, 216mm ground clearance, 2,975mm wheelbase, 1,553mm front track, 1,567mm rear track, 11,430mm turning circle (kerb to kerb), 187.1 inches long, 72.8 inches wide, 71.7 inches high, 8.5 inch ground clearance, 117.1 inch wheelbase, 61.1 inch front track, 61.7 inch rear track, 37.5 foot turning circle (kerb to kerb), 2,107 and 1,921

Please note that some vehicles specification may not match the manufacturer supplied information due to the nature of vehicles being converted for wheelchair accessibility. Please ask us to check anything that is important to you.

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