WITH the 2008, Peugeot has created a new hatchback/SUV crossover.
Set to go on sale in spring at a base price of €19,000, it follows the success of the larger 3008.
At just 4.16 metres long, the 2008 innovates by combining the driving characteristics of a hatchback and the strength of an SUV with an on board area that provides passenger space, modularity and comfort.
Equally at ease in town as on the open road, it can escape from the city with confidence due to its extended mobility features. The 2008 is to be produced close to its markets, in France (Mulhouse), in China (Wuhan) and in Brazil (Porto Real).
With its higher-driving position the Peugeot 2008, fitted with ‘Mud&Snow’ tyres, 17″ ‘Diamond’ wheels with a matt finish, has pronounced wheel arches that give it road presence and stance. The black bumpers and body sills serve to protect it from abrasions with the addition of front and rear body protection and side mouldings in stainless steel.
The boot volume, with a low loading sill, has above it a roof line with dynamic curves, inspired by the RCZ. The wide tailgate is framed by lamps secured to the bodywork.
The latest-generation engines take care both of the driving experience and fuel economy. Due to the technology of the e-HDi Diesel and new three cylinder petrol engines, the Peugeot 2008 features CO2 emission starting from 99 g/km.