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With inputs from Dakar experts like Stéphane Peterhansel (11-time Dakar champ), Carlos Sainz (a two-time world rally champion and former Dakar winner) and Cyril Despres (a five-time Dakar winner on bikes), engineers were able to precisely analyze and implement possible improvements to create the latest version of the 2008 DKR.
Peugeot gradually applied the improvements and assessed them by conducting a series of tests. The tests culminated in a one-two finish for Peterhansel and Despres on the recent China Silk Road Rally. Peterhansel and Despres piloted an interim-specification car, which basically was the 2015 model that had been fitted with several development parts for the 2016 version.Read the entire article Peugeot unveils updated 2008 DKR16 rally car
The PEUGEOT 2008 first rolled out in the automotive market in 2013 and instantly became a hit, especially to British customers. The buyers liked the idea of elegance and dynamic performance integrated into one spectacular vehicle. Since then, sales volume has been consistently blooming. Over 500,000 units have already been produced globally. In Europe, the success is demonstrated by a firmly established podium place in the segment.
About 40,000 units have been sold in the United Kingdom (UK) alone since its arrival in 2013. Today, the PEUGEOT 2008 is taking on a more elaborate and appealing SUV design. Built for everyday use, the PEUGEOT 2008 comes with wheel arch extensions (from Allure level), scuff plates (from Allure level), and new vertical front grille. The new Ultimate Red color further states the boldness of the PEUGEOT 2008.
The all-new 'GT Line' model complements the Access, Active, and Allure levels. The trim level has always been a top choice on other PEUGEOT models such as the 208, 308, and 508. It boasts an athletic theme matched with red or black colored features. The compact SUV offers unparalleled performance and unique driving experience. Its sharp styling signifies its new strength and character and increases the vehicle's robustness and delivery.Read the entire article Facelift Peugeot 2008 compact SUV is unveiled
The Peugeot 2008 DKR made quite a buzz when it was revealed earlier this year and honestly we can’t wait to see how it performs at the 2015 Dakar Rally with just two driven wheels. Today, the French carmaker released further details and specs of its brand new monster and says that the DKR can practically climb vertical walls.
Of course, we don’t believe this, but we must admit that the video released by the company amazed us. According to Peugeot, the 2008 DKR is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 biturbo diesel delivering 340 hp and 800 Nm.
The engine is positioned mid-rear and offers a top speed of 200 km/h or 124 mph. Power is delivered to only two wheels via the longitudinally-mounted six-speed manual sequential gearbox. In addition, there is a longer suspension travel (460 mm instead of 250 mm) that enhances the ability over dunes and when soaking up uneven ground.Read the entire article Peugeot 2008 DKR gets a V6 biturbo diesel with 340 hp [w/video]
We already know that the Peugeot 2008 made quite a buzz on the market and the French carmaker saw some impressive sales. As a result, Peugeot is considering a three-door version of the 2008 crossover.
If built, the new crossover will sit below the 2008 and will use a shortened version of the crossover’s platform, which means a total length of around 3,900 mm or 300 mm shorter than the current 2008.
Dubbed 2008 RX, the new Peugeot is expected to use the same engines found on the 2008. This means that we will find a 1.2-liter VTi engine that delivers 81 bhp and a bigger 1.6-liter engine that generates 118 bhp.Read the entire article Peugeot considering 2008 RX three-door crossover
The Peugeot 2008 DKR has a muscular yet beastlike appearance that clearly conveys its quest for success. This well-oiled machine will be piloted by Carlos Sainz and Cyril Despres as Team Peugeot Total takes on the Dakar Rally in January.
The unveiling of the 2008 DKR to the public as the team’s main racing car comes three weeks after it was announced that Peugeot, Red Bull and Total are joining hands for the 2015 Dakar. Of course, the 2008 DKR looks similar to Peugeot's road-going crossover from which it was based. However, in terms of overall looks, the 2008 DKR has more imposing overall proportions and more muscular forms. Its impressive lines are a result of the collaboration between the people of Peugeot's Style Centre and those at Peugeot Sport's Design Department. With that, the 2008 DKR has a remarkable likeness to the production version.
Of course, the 2008 DKR isn't just a styling exercise or a design study. The technical limitations linked with the Dakar Rally are what influenced its dominantly aggressive stance.Read the entire article Peugeot 2008 DKR ready to conquer the 2015 Dakar Rally [w/video]
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen will hike output of the Peugeot 2008 after getting 120,000 orders for the subcompact SUV. The daily output of the 2008 will be hiked by 25 percent to 860 vehicles, PSA said in a statement, at its Mulhouse site in France, which will add a partial shift to accommodate the higher demand.
This will be the fifth time since April 2013 – when the 2008 was launched -- that the SUV’s output was raised, said Pierre-Olivier Salmon, a company spokesman. PSA is also planning to hike output of the new Peugeot 308 after receiving 60,000 orders as demand for the compact hatchback remains high.
The output increase could be a potential turning point for the French carmaker that has already shuttered its Aulnay site in 2013 and has been working to cut 11,200 local jobs.Read the entire article PSA to increase Peugeot 2008 output for fifth time on surging demand
Peugeot has been boasting of its innovative Grip Control enhanced traction technology in the Peugeot 2008 Crossover, and perhaps there is no better way to prove its effectiveness than to field a demonstration of its capability. During the vehicle's launch event for UK media, Peugeot brought journalists into the Snowdome in Tamworth, Staffs.
Upon their arrival at the Snowdome, journalists were greeted by examples of the all-new Peugeot 2008 Crossover at the base of the 170-meter ski slope. Peugeot then had the journalists drive a 2008 without Grip Control, and they found it hard to even drive a few meters on the hard-packed snow. Then, they were made to drive another 2008, this time with Grip Control.
This enhanced traction technology coupled with all season tires – which is standard for every car with Grip Control – allowed the Peugeot 2008 climb with ease the top of the ski slope, which boasts of an average gradient of 27 degrees and a 90-degree corner. The demonstration did not stop there.Read the entire article Peugeot 2008 Crossover comes with Grip Control tech
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen will increase the monthly output of the Peugeot 2008 small sports utility vehicle from 5,000 units to 10,000. The surge in monthly production was decided to meet higher-than-expected demand, according to brand head Maxime Picat said. A second shift at PSA’s Mulhouse site in eastern France will start producing the model starting September 2013.
Picat remarked that they have received around 16,000 orders for the Peugeot 2008, mostly coming from dealerships where the model was not even presented. IHS Automotive has told Automotive News Europe that the Peugeot 2008 would quickly surge to the acme of the segment for subcompact SUV/crossovers, dislodging current leader Nissan Juke. According to IHS, sales of the Peugeot 2008 will soar to over 500,000 in Europe by 2015, up from 154,461 in 2012.
In January-April 2013 period, sales of Nissan Jukes was 38,383 units, followed by the Opel/Vauxhall Mokka at 25,853, according to market analysts JATO Dynamics. At fourth is newly launched Renault Captur, which is expected to surpass both the Juke and the Mokka, according to IHS.Read the entire article PSA to hike monthly output of Peugeot 2008 to 10,000 units
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.
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.
Peugeot 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.Read the entire article Peugeot reveals the complete set of details about its 2008 crossover
Peugeot makes its first entry into the compact crossover market with the new Peugeot 2008 that’s set to go up against the Nissan Juke. The 208-based supermini-SUV will be launched this March at the Geneva motor show and is set to arrive in the UK this September. The 2008 will be competing with the more established models like the Juke and Mini Countryman as well as other new entries such as the Vauxhall Mokka, Ford Ecosport and Renault Captur.
Peugeot didn’t offer many details about the 2008 yet. But we do know that the car’s length is 4160mm, which makes it longer than the Juke by 25mm. The 2008’s appearance is much like the 208, with the same front grille and front and rear headlight design as the supermini. Peugeot raised the ride height and driving position.
The vehicle also features a rugged bodykit, which consists of black bumpers and sills and roof rails. The 2008 could also come with 17in alloys covered with ‘Mud&Snow’ tyres. The 2008 will only be available with front-wheel drive but it can be integrated with a clever ‘Grip Control’ traction system that gives it some off-road prowess. This system is similar to what the larger 3008 uses. Its engines will come mostly from the 208.Read the entire article 2013 Peugeot 2008 is ready to take on the Nissan Juke
Peugeot will be unveiling its latest concept car, the 2008 Concept, at the upcoming Paris Motor Show. The 2008 Concept car is expect to further boost Peugeot’s international conquest strategy, which involved mobilising all its talents and employees. The company’s engineers and designers collaborated in Europe, China and Latin America to design and develop the 2008 Concept, described as the seductive future vehicle of the range.
2008 Concept carries Peugeot’s stylistic looks, as it is endowed with athletic and sleek lines. The 2008 Concept is expected to reinvent the standards of the larger vehicles in the small-vehicles segment. Finished in fluorescent yellow with Velvet matt varnish, the 2008 Concept bears a guise that makes it look like its full of energy.
The body of the concept is punctuated with Dark Chrome details, emphasizing its modernity and elegance. The 2008 Concept will be run by a newly developed 1.2-litre 3-cylinder petrol engines, which provides the concept with dynamic power at 110bhp.Read the entire article Peugeot to unveil 2008 Concept at 2012 Paris Motor Show
Peugeot is the latest automaker to see the potential of small SUVs and crossovers by making the announcement that it is working on a crossover that will be positioned below the 4008. The automakers that don’t have an entry in this segment are currently scrambling to offer at least one in this area. Peugeot has produced SUV in the past but it had limited this to the Mercedes-based P4 from the 1980s, and the more recent Mitsubishi -based 4007.
Another Mitsubishi-based SUV that’s referred to as the 4008 is scheduled to go up against smaller offerings such as the Opel-badged version of the upcoming Buick Encore and the Nissan Juke.
Peugeot is adamant that its platform will be entirely new model built and will be designed exclusively by Peugeot.Read the entire article Official: Peugeot confirms small SUV based on the 208
For three straight years now at the 33-year-old Dakar Rally, Volkswagen has claimed overall victory. With this win, the carmaker proves that the 1-2-3 podium lock-out result of last year is not a fluke and only proves the prowess of the Race Touareg 3 further.
Completing the final stage with the second quickest time and an overall winning margin of 49m 41s were Nasser Al-Attiyah from Qatar and his German co-driver Timo Gottschalk.
Al-Attiyah is actually the first Arab in the history of the Dakar’s Rally to be presented with the trophy. This back-to-back triumph means that Volkswagen is still unbeaten since the famous event transferred to South America.Read the entire article Volkswagen has claimed overall victory in the 2011 Dakar Rally
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