Peugeot launches its first small crossover at this year’s Geneva motor show, the 2008.
The car is a competitor for the Nissan Juke, Opel Mokka, Renault Captur and Ford EcoSport, among others. Based on a lengthened version of the 208 platform, the 2008 is the first Peugeot that has been designed, developed and engineered simultaneously in Europe, China and Latin America. The car will be built in France, China and Brazil for each of these regions.
A 4,160 millimeters in length, the 2008 is 200mm longer than the 208 hatchback, from which it borrows styling cues. Naturally, it rides higher than the 208 and its crossover style is enhanced by the protective plastic elements on the lower parts of the bumpers and on the side sills.
On the inside, the dashboard comes from the 208 too, albeit with some different trim. The engine line-up includes a three-cylinder 1.2-liter petrol unit with 81 hp, 108 hp and 128 hp versions and a 1.6-liter VTi petrol with 118 hp. On the diesel front, the 2008 attacks with a 67hp 1.4-liter diesel and a 1.6-liter with either 91 or 113 horsepower.
Sales of the 2008 will begin in early summer this year in Europe.