Peugeot reveals the complete set of details about its 2008 crossover

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 21, 2013

Peugeot has revealed the complete set of details about its 2008 crossover that’s set to debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The most interesting things about it is that it has the lowest kerbweight of 1045kg; it has 98g/km of CO2 emissions, and it comes with a variety of 'Connected App' services. The 2008 is expected to go up against rivals such as the Nissan Juke and Mini Countryman.

The 2008 is targeted at urban residents who want to see what’s outside the city. It appears to be based on the 208 supermini. However, it also takes inspiration from the bigger 3008 and has borrowed its Grip Control off-road system.

The 2008 has a length of 4.16m and a width of 1.74m, making it about 20cm longer and 5cm wider than the 208 on which it's based. This means that the five passengers get more space. The car has a 360-litre boot capacity but when the rear seats are folded, it could go as big as 1194 litres.

The 2008 has a small steering wheel, which is taken from the 208. This is meant to provide a sense of agility. The 2008 also comes with a standard offering of a head-up display and seven-inch touchscreen, which allows the driver to access Peugeot Connect Apps.

Live information like weather conditions, traffic and local attractions are offered via 3G anytime. Peugeot will launch the 2008 with 11 apps. Peugeot will later present an app store with extra content like social media, email and Wikipedia. The 2008 uses numerous styling elements from other Peugeot models.

The 2008 also gets the 'claws' in the tail lights, which first appeared in the 508, as well as the new Peugeot grille. These headlights are believed to bear a resemblance to cats' eyes. During the launch, the 2008 will be offered with two petrol and three diesel engine choices.

All of these come with a stop-start system. The petrol range is composed of a 1.2-litre VTi with 81bhp and a 118bhp 1.6-litre version. On the other hand, the diesels have outputs that range from 67bhp to 113bhp. In the near future, the petrol range will be boosted with a turbocharged three-cylinder powerplant. Peugeot provides either 109 or 128bhp. Peugeot said the weight of this engine is 12kg lower than the equivalent four-cylinder engine.

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