27 September 2019

Peugeot Concept Boxer ‘reinvents Camper Vans’

Peugeot has released photos of its new Boxer 4x4 concept ahead of its world unveiling at the international Recreational Vehicle Show being held at Le Bourget from tomorrow, 28 September to 06 October 2019, writes Trish Whelan.

Designed to cross all types of terrain with ease, the concept boasts DANGEL all-wheel drive, increased ground clearance and BF Goodrich off-road tyres. It will be on show sporting a Canadian walnut canoe on its roof rack and the latest-generation Peugeot electrically assisted mountain bike on a rear hitch support.

With over 720,000 units of Boxer vans sold since its launch, Peugeot will use the Recreational Vehicle Show to showcase its latest vision of ‘the perfect partner for adventurers’.

Built on a Boxer L3, the 6m length offers a 10m2 living space for up to three people, to include a kitchen and dining area, a sleeping area, a bathroom and the driver’s station.

Special attention has gone into choosing the materials used inside; the table, worktop and sink are made from aragonite, combining hard natural stone with ceramic. The entire floor is made of 100pc recycled and 100pc recyclable materials; plastics used are made up of 85pc car tank, 10pc milk bottle and 5pc various white plastics such as soap bottles. 

The Boxer concept is fitted with a BlueHDi 165bhp engine, together with Particle Air Filter and 6-speed manual gearbox. Peugeot is also introducing a new, factory-fitted Alpine satellite navigation system developed specifically for motorhomes to calculate routes that avoid low bridges or roads that are too small or narrow. A large colour screen is fully integrated into the dashboard and accessed using remote controls on the steering wheel. Maps are updated for three years free of charge. Compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, it connects two phones via Bluetooth.

The 4x4 Dangel transmission is activated via a switch located within easy reach. There are three modes of driving: 2WD mode for daily driving; 4WD mode ensures power is sent to the rear wheels should you lose traction; lock mode is useful in extreme conditions. Ground clearance is 30mm higher at the front and 50mm higher at the rear, allowing the concept to overcome most obstacles.