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Christopher Bruce2013-01-07 13:37:55

Peugeot 2008 Crossover Launches into Compact Crossover Market

Will launch simultaneously in Brazil, China and France

 
 
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The 2008 attempts to make a crossover out of the 208

With the 20082008 ConceptPeugeot 2008 ConceptFrance, 2012 > 20126 photos
, PeugeotPeugeotPeugeotFrance, 1882 > present120 models
4048 photos
7 videos
is entering into the very popular compact SUV market, and it will launch it simultaneously in Brazil, China and France in the spring. 

The little truck is not going to offend anyone with its looks. In fact, it might be a little too boring. The profile is inspired by the 3008 SUV but with an all-new front end that is more inspired by the 208208 Gen.1Peugeot 208 Gen.1France, 2012 > present109 versions
198 photos
3 videos
. Peugeot claims that it combines the efficiency of the 208 with the utility of an SUV thanks to its 4.16m length. It also gets larger wheel arches with 17in wheels and black bumpers and body sills that feature stainless steel trim. 

The roof includes stainless steel roof rails and an integrated rear spoiler. The rear is meant to be inspired by the RCZRCZPeugeot RCZFrance, 2010 > present31 versions
138 photos
but with more utility. The taillights are made from LEDs that appear to be floating inside the housings. 

"Creating the 2008 was a real challenge though we had a very precise idea of the vehicle that we wanted to offer our customers. The style brought to life in an early phase remained true to the original design right up to production," said Eric Dejou, the car's style manager. 

Peugeot has not revealed all of the engine options for the 2008 yet, but it will be available with the e-HDi diesel and three-cylinder petrol engine. At least one model will have 99g/km of CO2 emissions. 

Peugeot plans to reveal more information about the 2008 closer to launch. 

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PeugeotPeugeot
2008 Gen.12008 Gen.1
2008 Concept2008 Concept
Engine
Straight 3
Displacement
73 cu in
Top Speed
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Transmission
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Maximum power
110 hp
Type
Hatchback
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
--
price
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annual ownership cost
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