Peugeot to unveil 2008 Concept at 2012 Paris Motor Show

Article by Anita Panait, on September 12, 2012

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.

The combination of good power and lightweight qualities endowed the 2008 Concept with the versatility it needed as well as low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

2008 Concept follows the debut of the ‘Urban Crossover Concept’ in Beijing earlier this year. It also follows the spec-loaded 208 hatchback, which went on sale in Europe in March and in the UK in June. The 208 will be made available to industrial and commercial customers in Latin America in 2013.

Of course, the new Peugeot 2008 Concept features the brand’s design language. Laden with sporty yet sleek likes, the new Peugeot 2008 Concept seeks to redefine the standards of larger models in the small-vehicles segment. As shown, the Peugeot 2008 Concept is wrapped in fluorescent yellow finish with Velvet matt varnish. Dark Chrome details can be found in several sections of the body, thereby highlighting the modern and elegant nature of this vehicle.

On the front end, the new Peugeot 2008 Concept represents a new level refinement and charisma. Its sense of security and strength is well conveyed through its front bonnet and wings – as mirrored on the rear end through its solid shape. When viewed from the sides, the front and rear ends of the Peugeot 2008 Concept are connected by a sleek link starting from the raked windscreen, followed through the roof line and to the spoiler.

The profile of the new Peugeot 2008 Concept promptly reveals a new car with a sleek yet very aerodynamic silhouette. Likewise, the new Peugeot 2008 Concept features side lines flowing through the direction of the road, thereby making it seem that the vehicle is moving even when at a standstill.

Moreover, the Peugeot 2008 Concept serves as a testament to the brand’s particular attention to detail. For instance, the design of the concept’s 'floating grille' cuts deep into the vehicle while the Peugeot 2008 Concept receives a modern dual-aspect treatment just like the brand’s new emblem.

In addition, the face of the new 2008 Concept is undeniably from Peugeot, thanks to the distinctive design of its headlamp units, which contours follow their technical functions to the letter. Interestingly, these contours are like the sharp pupil of a cat that is ready to pounce on its prey. These well-chiseled headlamps are neatly aligned with the front fascia of the new Peugeot 2008 Concept.

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