Tuesday, 12 February 2019

  • All-new PEUGEOT Rifter wins ‘Best MPV’ award at the UK Car of the Year Awards 2019
  • Launched in 2018, the critically claimed all-new PEUGEOT Rifter has been recognised for its design and versatility
  • All-new PEUGEOT Rifter will now go head-to-head against the other category winners for the overall 2019 UK Car of the Year prize

The all-new PEUGEOT Rifter has been named best MPV at the UK Car of the Year Awards 2019. As top MPV, the all-new PEUGEOT Rifter will now go up against other category winners for the overall UK Car of the Year award.

The ‘Best MPV’ prize at the UK Car of the Year Awards follows victory for the all-new PEUGEOT Rifter at the 2019 Company Car Today CCT100 Awards, in January, where the model was also named ‘MPV of the Year’.

Launched in 2018, the all-new PEUGEOT Rifter offers style and practicality in the MPV sector, taking design cues from PEUGEOT’s multi-award-winning SUV range. The all-new Rifter also comes with PEUGEOT’s innovative i-Cockpit®, outstanding modular interior layout and impressive carrying capacity. The Standard version is available with 5-seat configuration, whilst the Long version is available in 7-seat configuration.

The all-new PEUGEOT Rifter shone above the competition, against models including the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace, to be named MPV of the Year 2019.

Designed to showcase and advise drivers on the best new cars on the market, the UK Car of the Year Awards are deliberated by a panel of 29 leading automotive journalists across the UK, including experts from Top Gear, Car and The Daily Telegraph. Each judge selects their top performer from 12 vehicle categories, before deciding the overall winner from their favourites in each class.

The judging panel were won over with the all-new PEUGEOT Rifter’s practicality and styling, with Matt Robinson of Car Enthusiast commenting: “Adding a dash of crossover style to the van-derived PEUGEOT Rifter makes what is a supremely practical and capacious MPV, much more palatable to the fashion-conscious family buyers who are in the market for this sort of thing.”

Paul Barker, Editor of Company Car Today was similarly impressed with the all-new PEUGEOT Rifter: “The ultimate in no-frills practicality. It’s such a sensible, practical and useful car.”

David Peel, Managing Director of PEUGEOT UK said: “To receive unanimous praise from some of the biggest names in automotive journalism, as we have seen with the all-new PEUGEOT Rifter, provides great encouragement for our work at PEUGEOT and the versatile leisure vehicle we have created.”

Testing for all category winners going head to head for the top UK Car of the Year Award 2019 will take place on Tuesday 12th February at Caffeine & Machine in Stratford-upon-Avon, with the winner announced on Friday 1st March.

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Since 1810 PEUGEOT has been producing durable products of excellence, since 1858 all are branded with the Lion logo – chosen to demonstrate strength, suppleness and swiftness to personify the durability of its products. As one of the earliest automotive producers, the PEUGEOT brand can trace its roots back to 1889 when it began producing automobiles and since then over 65 million vehicles have been produced, advancing technology with style and efficiency to enhance the customer experience. PEUGEOT is present in 160 countries, has 10,000 franchised Dealerships and is recognised the world over for the quality and design excellence of its products.

The UK is the third largest market for PEUGEOT with its UK Headquarters located in Coventry. The UK car line-up includes the 108, 208, 308, all-new 508, 2008 SUV, 3008 SUV and 5008 SUV supplemented by people-carriers and a van range that includes the all-new Partner, Expert and Boxer. PEUGEOT is committed to low emission vehicles, currently selling Partner Electric and with a strategy to electrify every model in the range between 2019 and 2023.

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