Peugeot fits a part-time four-wheel-drive system and lifts the ride height.
The Peugeot Boxer 4X4 Concept is the brand's idea of a go-anywhere campervan to take three people on an off-road adventure. The van's exterior wears a colourful exterior in a mix of Wanderlust Green and Mint green that makes for an eye-catching appearance. It premieres at the Recreational Vehicle Show in Le Bourget, France, that starts on September 28.
Gallery: Peugeot Boxer 4x4 Concept
To get around, the Boxer 4X4 Concept uses Peugeot's BlueHDi 165 engine making 273 pound-feet of torque and running through a six-speed manual. The part-time four-wheel-drive system is controllable from switches on the dashboard. In four-wheel-drive mode, the system only sends power to the rear wheels when there's a loss of traction. The Lock mode forces the system to send torque to the back.
Peugeot also raises the Boxer's ride height by 30 millimetres at the front and 50 millimetres at the back. The van also has BF Goodrich off-road tyres for better traction in rugged conditions.
The exterior also as a Peugeot eM02 FS Powertube electric mountain bike on a rear-mounted rack, and there's a canoe on the roof rack. Eight LEDs above the windscreen can help light the way ahead.
On the inside, the Boxer 4X4 offers 10 square metres of living space and includes a bathroom, kitchenette, and a sleeping area. The upholstery throughout the cabin is Alcantara in the shade Greval Grey, and the floor is a recycled plastic material.
Occupants don't need to be worried about getting lost because there's a special Alpine navigation system on the dashboard. The system is smart enough to avoid low bridges that might cause a problem for the van. It also doesn't take drivers on roads that would be too narrow for the Boxer.
PEUGEOT BOXER 4x4 CONCEPT
With its expressive style and innovative materials, the PEUGEOT BOXER has sold 720,000 copies since its launch and is being transformed into an adventurous fighter.
As PEUGEOT’s intense and exciting embodiment of the recreational vehicle, it has been the subject of extensive customization and goes off the beaten track: WANDERLUST GREEN, MINT, Alcantara GREVAL Grey and natural white mineral all combined.
The successor to the PEUGEOT RIFTER 4x4 CONCEPT, it is also designed for exploration on all types of terrain, it has DANGEL all-wheel drive, specific tyres and higher ground clearance.
To provide the full experience, its 10 m2 surface area, is equipped to accommodate up to 3 people on a long-term basis.
And to go even further, it can carry a PEUGEOT eM02 FS Powertube electric mountain bike and a Canadian canoe on the roof rack.
The PEUGEOT BOXER 4x4 CONCEPT will be presented as a world premiere at the Recreational Vehicle Show, which will be held at Le Bourget from 28 September to 06 October 2019.
PEUGEOT BOXER 4X4 CONCEPT / PRESS RELEASE 2019
Challenge #1: Reinventing the rules
The first challenge was to get out of the traditional world of camper vans and showcase PEUGEOT’s vision for this type of vehicle. To enliven a segment dedicated to freedom, the style highlights the experience of an adventure full of sensations.
Full immersion in nature is achieved thanks to the WANDERLUST GREEN body colour. This satin and pearly shade allows you to blend in with nature. Refreshing MINT notes enhance the bodywork in places and oblique DARK CHROME stickers surround and refine the rear.
The new grille is sculpted in the brand's purest current style with bright CAST IRON grille tassels, with a stronger robustness of the lower body frame, echoing the protective tread at the front and the notched fender flares. The proportions of the front end change in depth with the windshield visor. Practical as ever, with the access areas to the windscreen or front bumper engine also being reworked.
Getting back to camp in the middle of the night will be as easy as in broad daylight: night-time exploring will be illuminated by 8 LED modules integrated directly into the bodywork above the windscreen. These modules, from the PEUGEOT 508, each reach xxx W.
Built on a PEUGEOT BOXER L3, the 6m length is optimised to offer adventurers a 10m2 living space, ideally designed for 3 people.
There are 4 distinct zones, with a kitchen and dining area, a sleeping area, a bathroom and the driver's station. The many storage spaces will allow you to bring all the equipment you need for extreme sports and everyday life!
The interior is a refreshing cocoon, with soothing light tones that contrast with the exterior. The woodwork warms the atmosphere up with the upholstery and trimmings being specific to this concept. The sporty technical mesh is combined with an Alcantara® GREVAL GREY from the new upholstery of the PEUGEOT e-208 GT, 508 HYBRID GT, 508 SW HYBRID GT and 3008 HYBRID4, including the door trim. MINT coloured BOXER logos are added in textile transfer, a technique used by major textile brands, the seatbelts pack a punch in the MINT colour too. Not forgetting the ventilators, also in this shade.
In line with the brand's other models and providing even more comfort, the entire lodge is covered in fabric.
Fine-tuned down to the last detail, the chrome inside the door handles and hinges is gone to be replaced by a CAST IRON satin finish.
Challenge #2: respecting and exploring your surroundings
Eco-efficiency and durability are at the heart of the PEUGEOT BOXER 4x4 CONCEPT. Special work has gone into choosing the materials: the table, the worktop and the sink are made of ARAGONITE white natural mineral, which combines the hardness of natural stone with the beauty of ceramic, while the entire floor is made of 100% recycled and 100% recyclable materials! The plastics used are made up of 85% car tank, 10% milk bottle and 5% various white (soap bottle for example). The 50 kg of recycled plastic it contains saves 75 kg of CO2 compared to a standard plastic floor.
In order to respectfully explore nature, the PEUGEOT BOXER 4x4 CONCEPT adopts the latest pollution control standards with FAP and SCR and complies with the latest Euro 6 standards in force.
The PEUGEOT BOXER 4x4 CONCEPT is much more than an expression of style. It must be as comfortable in gravel, mud, snow as on rocky roads.
The 4x4 DANGEL transmission is ensured by viscous drive and transfer case at the front. It is activated via 3 switches located within reach on the left side of the dashboard. 3 driving modes are available:
- 2WD mode, for driving in simple traction, for daily driving
- 4WD mode, where the transmission alone sends power to the rear wheels should you lose motor function
- Lock mode, to block the rear axle, useful for extreme crossings and bridge crossings
4 high-performance tyres reinforce the efficiency of the 4-wheel drive. PEUGEOT BOXER 4x4 CONCEPT is equipped with off-road tyres provided by BF Goodrich. They combine strength, endurance, looks and excellent traction.
PEUGEOT BOXER 4x4 CONCEPT's ground clearance is 30 millimetres higher at the front and 50 millimetres higher at the rear, allowing it to overcome most obstacles.
The steepest slopes won’t stop you: the BlueHDi 165 engine with 6-speed manual gearbox develops a comfortable torque of 370Nm.
To ensure limitless adventure, a Canadian walnut canoe incorporates the codes of the PEUGEOT BOXER 4x4 CONCEPT and can be stored on the roof rack, custom-made to ensure the skylights can be opened. The custom side ladder follows the wheel arch and provides easy access to the roof rack, while leaving access to the side equipment.
Finally, the PEUGEOT eM02 FS Powertube ATV will take over. An electrically assisted mountain bike, this is the latest generation of PEUGEOT eBikes. The compact battery is integrated directly into the frame, so the style is fluid and sleek. Versatile with its double suspension, it is the ideal partner on demanding courses. It is stored at the rear of the PEUGEOT BOXER 4x4 CONCEPT on a dedicated hitch support. Its MINT colour is identical to the vehicle's coloured inserts and contrasts subtly with the matt black doors.
Never get lost again with the new 9-inch touchscreen navigation that allows you to enter the vehicle's dimensions and thus avoid roads with possible size restrictions. This navigation is compatible with the WAZE real-time traffic application, allows two phones to be connected simultaneously and displays the images of the multiviews HD cameras , front and rear , for a perfect control of the environment..
PEUGEOT BOXER 4X4 CONCEPT / PRESS RELEASE / SEPTEMBER 25TH 2019
Challenge #3: Enlisting the best expertise
The last challenge was to surround ourselves with leading partners in their fields, and to encourage them to think outside the box.
All-wheel drive is developed with DANGEL, the brand's long-standing partner and a renowned specialist in 4WD conversions. Their logo adopts the MINT colour for the occasion.
The sink, worktop and table are provided by KERROCK.
ALPINE, a specialist in on-board multimedia equipment has taken care of the navigation and entertainment system. To underline its commitment to the motorhome sector, and to streamline ordering, lead times and handling costs for manufacturers or dealers, Peugeot is introducing a new, factory-fitted Alpine satellite navigation system that has been developped specifically for motorhomes. For example, it has been designed to calculate routes that avoid low bridges or roads that are too small or narrow. Its XXL 23 cm colour screen with split display is fully integrated into the dashboard and can be used by the driver using OEM remote controls on the steering wheel. Its maps are updated for three years free of charge. It also includes a rear camera compatibility, millions of POIs and can connect two phones via Bluetooth. It is also compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for a convenient use of smart¬phone applications. It benefits from the OEM assistance and its warran¬ty is covered for 2 years by the Peu¬geot repairer network all over Europe.
Finally, it was Start-up SASMINIMUM that designed the floor covering, which comes from their "Le Pavé" project. Created by 4 young architects in 2017, the Start-up recovers plastic, mainly collected directly from nature and near the oceans: it is waste that is not normally integrated into any recycling process. It is guaranteed by the Waste&Hope label, which means it is more expensive to purchase the raw materials but it finances the social and ecological actions of this organisation. The product is 100% recycled and 100% recyclable.
The PEUGEOT BOXER 4x4 CONCEPT will be presented as a world premiere at the recreational vehicle show, which will be held at Le Bourget from 28 September to 06 October 2019.