Bringing a camper van to explore the great outdoors seems like a good idea. You no longer have to set up a tent as you can just sleep inside your mobile home away from home.
The problem in doing so is most large vans are not made to tackle the rugged terrain that comes with exploring the wilderness. Peugeot, however, wants to change that with its new Boxer 4x4 Concept.
Based on the standard Boxer van, the French automaker has turned it into the ultimate go-anywhere camper van. The biggest change on the Boxer is the drivetrain which now features four-wheel drive. Under the hood, it packs Peugeot's BlueHDI 165 engine which produces 370 Nm torque and is mated to a 6-speed manual. The part-time four-wheel drive system is then controlled through a switch on the dashboard.
In order to make it more capable off-road, the Boxer's ride height was raised by 30mm at the front and 50mm at the rear. It is also fitted with BF Goodrich off-road tire for better traction in rugged conditions.
Similar to the powertrain changes, the exterior underwent a major makeover. To start, there's more black cladding all-around, giving the Boxer 4x4 concept a more rugged look. Up top, the high roof was fitted with numerous LED lights for better visibility. It also features a roof rack with a canoe that can be accessed via a ladder on the side. At the rear, there's an electric Peugeot mountain bike. The bike allows you to explore uncharted territories where the camper van can't go.
Step inside, and the cabin is transformed into living quarters. The Boxer 4x4 concept offers 10 square meters of living space which includes a bathroom, kitchen, and a sleeping area. There's even a pop-up table for you to do work. To give it a premium feel, the cabin is upholstered in Alcantara. Meanwhile, the floor is made from recycled plastic.
There's no need to get worried about getting lost either. Peugeot fitted the camper van with a special Alpine navigation system on the dashboard. Aside from GPS, it also shows low bridges which might be a problem for the tall Boxer 4x4 concept.
As cool as this camper van is, the Boxer 4x4 is ultimately a concept. There is no word whether Peugeot will actually build one for mass-production. However, this does allow you to take inspiration in building your own off-roading camper van.