Peugeot to increase 2008 production due to strong demand image

The French based automaker Peugeot has recently announced its plans to increase the production of the brand new 2008 in order to meet the strong demand for the crossover.

Peugeot 2008’s production will be doubled in the nearby future thanks to strong demand for the attractive crossover. The announcement has been made by Maxime Picat, the Peugeot chief, who said that the model’s production will be doubled to 10,000 units monthly starting in September. This means that the company will add an extra shift. Approximately 16,000 orders have been received for the brand new 2008, most of them coming from dealerships. Peugeot hopes to sell 200,000 units of the 2008 crossover in 2015.

As a quick reminder, the Peugeot 2008 has been officially presented to the public just earlier this year. The model is the company’s answer to the Nissan Juke, the Opel / Vauxhall Mokka, to the Renault Captur, Ford EcoSport or Chevrolet Trax. The 2008 is 200 mm longer than the 208 on which is based and it’s also riding higher than the popular hatchback. Its interior design has been inspired by the one used on the 208. The model will go on sale across the Old Continent this summer.

Source: Automotive News Europe