2012 Peugeot 4008: details, photos and specs

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 30, 2011

Peugeot has disclosed details of its 2012 Peugeot 4008, which is set to debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show and to go on sale worldwide beginning in the second quarter of the same year. The 4008 has the same platform as the new C4 Aircross of Citroen. The 4008 has creases on the bonnet that makes people think that it has a V8 under it when it's probably using diesel.

The model also has lights flowing toward the grille. They have also become more angular. Other people may also be quick to say that the model looks like Audi’s new tapered grille, but that bevel makes it even cooler in the eyes.

The model is also perceived to be twice as appealing when compared to the 3008 and 5008. Some of the interesting features on this crossover include Open & Go system, a glass panoramic roof, a touch screen navigation system and 18-inch alloy wheels. Similar to the C4 Aircross, Peugeot's 4008 provides both four-wheel-drive systems with three transmission modes: Lock, four-wheel drive and two-wheel drive.

Buyers can also have the unit with front-wheel drive. The engine range includes the same 150-horsepower and 110-horsepower diesels, while the petrol range provides 2.0-liter with naturally aspirated engine with 150 horsepower besides the base 1.6 that is available only with a five-speed manual box.

The Peugeot 4008 will be launched outside Europe first, where 70% of the carmaker’s sales are made.

The Peugeot 4008 has a distinct and elegant look. With its 4X4 SUV features, the 4008 meets the needs of customers who are looking for an all-terrain vehicle.

International Range

The Peugeot 4008 is at the heart of the very lucrative C segment of all-terrain SUVs. It will be distributed in at least 50 countries. It was first seen at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show and will soon be available outside Europe starting April 2012. The first countries to be able to buy it are Russia and the Ukraine, then it will also be available in China, New Zealand, Australia, and Argentina. In May 2012, it will finally be available in Europe.

Listening to customers

Ever since 2005, all terrain SUVs have been increasingly in demand all over the world, especially in the C and D segments. These segments have seen demand tripled in Europe and doubled in Russia.

In Russia, these vehicles have taken the market by storm, with 20% of vehicles being SUVs helped mainly by segment C sales. In Western Europe and China, SUVs have a 10% market share of SUVs, while in Europe, SUVs in segments C and D have been steadily increasing.

In China, the vehicle’s status is the main reason for its dominance, while in Europe, it meets the need for distinctive multi use vehicles that are both compact and environmentally friendly compared to a conventional car.

With the 4008, the carmaker is continuing its drive to win more customers from all over the world by offering a modern, upmarket and young range that is just perfect to meet the changing needs in these markets.

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