Peugeot has started the production of the 2008 sub-compact crossover in Brazil, at the Porto Real facility, taking things to a global level for the vehicle in question.
The popular Peugeot 2008 is now being produced in Brazil too as the carmaker has officially announced the production start of the sub-compact crossover at the Porto Real plant. According to the car manufacturer, the 2008 is the first vehicle to illustrate the targeted product strategy at the global level and this is aimed towards ensuring a better market coverage while it is shifting from the regional to the global way of doing business and this is also part of the “Back in the Race” recovery plan made by Carlos Tavares, the company’s CEO.
“The production start-up of the Peugeot 2008 in Porto Real is a testament to the excellent work done by our R&D center and our styling team in Latin America”, said the PSA Peugeot Citroen senior vice president for Latin America, Carlos Gomes.
The Peugeot 2008 has been assembled since 2013 in France and this is offered with a front-engine and front-wheel drive layout, riding on the PSA PF1 platform, being related to the 208. The model stands at 4,158 mm long, 1,740 mm wide and 1,557 mm tall, with a curb weight of 1,045 kg. This is available with either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed manual, depending on the engine size. A four-speed automatic is also available. You can find out more about the 2008 in our reviews, here, here and here.