Peugeot considering 2008 RX three-door crossover

Article by Christian A., on May 19, 2014

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.

Diesel engines will also be available with outputs that range from 67 bhp to 113 bhp. A turbocharged three-cylinder engine will also be available delivering 109 bhp or 128 bhp. According to AutoExpress, Peugeot 2008 RX is expected to go on sale in summer 2016 and will be cheaper than the 2008.

The new Peugeot 2008 is resetting the standard among large volume vehicles in the small car segment. It is truly innovative, as it merges spaciousness and compactness. It is stylish and enjoyable to drive as it is practical and spacious.

Featuring a raised posture, the new Peugeot 2008 rides on 17-inch alloy wheels in matt finish wrapped 'Mud&Snow' tires. The wheel arch surrounds are specially shaped to lend the Peugeot 2008 a capable stance. Protecting the new 2008 are black bumpers and body sills as well as front and rear stainless steel off-road protection panels with chromed side moldings.

On the front, the new 2008 sports a number of design cues that identify it as a Peugeot. All frontal components have been precisely adjusted while all surplus materials have been removed. The front end is defined by a finely sculpted bonnet as well as upright floating grille cut from a block. Both of these elements lend the 2008 as sense of refinement and power.

The grille is flanked by sharp innovative headlamps designed to deliver their exact functions. With an appearance like that of a pupil of a cat, the headlights give the new face of the 2008 a more expressive and distinctive façade, while highlighting its technological nature. The expressive face of the 2008 is emphasized by daytime running lamps employing LED units. The new 2008 is provided with lightweight bonnet and wings that boost both strength and precision.

Peugeot’s new 2008 is provided with elegantly sculpted wings and sophisticated sides that help convey the crossover’s athletic nature. The new 2008 is also laden with generous glazed surfaces like its panoramic roof that makes the interior seem more spacious and more open to its surroundings.

On the dynamic rear, the new 2008 has a boot volume that dons a low loading sill while the tail section of the roof features dynamic curves as inspired by the RCZ. The rear lamps frame the wide tailgate, featuring LED-lit three luminous claws floating inside the housing.

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