The Peugeot Boxer 4×4 Concept just might be the most stylish camper van we’ve seen, and it’s not just for looks. It’s designed for all-terrain exploration, complete with a DANGEL all-wheel drive system, off-road tires and higher ground clearance. There’s 10 m² of surface area, which is properly equipped to accommodate up to 3 people comfortably on a long-term basis. Plus, there’s a roof rack that’s perfect for transporting the Peugeot eM02 FS Powertube electric mountain bike and / or a Canadian canoe.
It made its official premier at the Recreational Vehicle Show in Le Bourget, France this weekend and has caused a stir online as well. The van is powered by Peugeot’s BlueHDi 165 engine generating 273 pound-feet of torque, mated to a six-speed manual that sends power to a part-time four-wheel-drive system, which is controllable from dashboard switches.
There’s three total driving modes: twpo-wheel-drive for everyday use; a four-wheel-drive that only sends power to the rear wheels when a loss of traction is detected; a Lock mode forces the system to send torque to the back for bridge crossings. Ground clearance is 30 mm higher up front and 50 mm higher in the rear, enabling you to overcome most obstacles.
Inside, you’ll find 107.6 square feet (10 m²) of living space, including a bathroom, kitchenette, and a sleeping area. A 9-inch Alpine touchscreen navigation unit allows you to enter the vehicle’s dimensions and avoid roads with possible size restrictions. It’s compatible with the WAZE real-time traffic app, which lets two phones be connected simultaneously and display the images from the multi-view HD cameras.