Published on January 7th, 2013 | by James Allen0
Peugeot 2008 crossover revealed ahead of Geneva debut
The first images of Peugeot’s upcoming crossover, the 208-based 2008, have been leaked months ahead of the car’s proposed debut at March’s Geneva Motor Show.
Whilst specific details of the new Peugeot are scarce at the moment (and are almost certainly being held back until the car’s eventual public debut later this year), the French firm has announced a few titbits of info regarding the 2008.
For instance, Peugeot has confirmed that the car is 4,160mm long, which makes it 25mm longer than a Nissan Juke and 198mm longer than the 208 supermini on which it’s based.
Other details, though, are much more similar to what Peugeot’s latest urban runabout has to offer - bar the chunkier proportions and the off-road trim pieces, most of the stylistic details are as you’d find on the 208.
Most of the engines on offer will also be pinched from the 208 range – a new version of the firm’s turbocharged 1.2 three-cylinder petrol engine will be present, along with 1.4 and 1.6 diesels. Peugeot claims that the most efficient of the oil burners will emit a tax-exempt figure of 99g/km of CO2.
Peugeot also says that, despite the off-road connotations that a raised ride height and a rugged bodykit suggest, the 2008 will only be available in a front-wheel drive format. However, should the buyers of this car decide to take it away from the tarmac, Peugeot claims its revised ‘Grip Control’ electronic traction management system will give the 2008 a modicum of off-road ability,
Prices have understandably not been announced as of yet, though it’s understood that the 2008 will go on sale in the UK in September.