Aiming to compete with the likes of the Opel Mokka and the Nissan Juke in the small crossover market, Peugeot is sending the new 2008 to the Geneve Motor Show this March. The exhibit will be a prelude to its official roll out in markets across the globe including Europe, South America, and Asia.
The French car manufacturer released the first set of pictures of the 208-based vehicle last January but the Peugeot wants to follow it up with new videos and images.
The Peugeot 2008 is the first vehicle that comes out of the assembly line through the combine development, engineering, and design done in Latin America, China, and Europe. It will also be manufactured in different factories located in different countries, namely China, Brazil, and France.
The five-door Peugeot 2008 derives its genes from the hatchback platform of the Peugeot 208. The lengthened version of the latter is measured 4,160mm long or about 200mm longer than the supermini 208 and roughly 20mm longer than its concept version that was displayed during the 2012 auto show in Paris.
The exterior design of the 2008 is definitely inspired by the 208 but a lot chunkier, with a higher ride, and with side sills and plastic moldings to further define its crossover character. The dashboard is also reminiscent of the 208 but Peugeot added some spruced up trim detailing.
The Peugeot crossover will rely on its latest powerplants for the 2008. This includes the 1.2-L three-cylinder Petrol engine that comes in 128HP, 108HP, and 81HP versions. There is also a 1.6-L Vti engine producing 118HP. Diesel variants include a 1.4-L that cranks out 67HP, a 1.6-L version that has a 91HP and 113HP versions.
The sales of the Peugeot 2008 will start this summer in Europe.
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