Peugeot prepares for 4008 launch

The large SUV will only be available in 4×4 variation as Peugeot enters the off-road market once again. However, Peugeot has not confirmed if it will go on sale in UK Peugeot dealerships.

However, Peugeot has promised saloon-like emissions and fuel economy from the SUV despite its bulky shape. Peugeot has described the SUV as ‘an ideal response’ to the need for lower running costs coupled with practicality.

Measuring 4.34 metres long and with a height of 1.63 metres, the Peugeot 4008 is designed as a traditional SUV. At the front, Peugeot’s ‘face’ has been tweaked to give it a more aggressive feel thanks to a floating grille and LED headlamps.

Chunky wheel arches and roof rails hint at the 4008s practicality and off-road ability, while inside higher specification models get luxury features such as leather seats and touch screen navigations.

Peugeot will offer two petrol and two diesels (complete with fuel-saving stop-start technology) with the 4008 but the diesel-hybrid system used on the 3008 crossover will not appear, according to the car maker.

The petrol options comprise a 1.6-litre and a 2.0-litre 148bhp unit while diesel choices include a 1.6-litre and 1.8-litre units.

If the Peugeot 4008 does go on sale in the UK, it will go up against the likes of the Chevrolet Captiva, new Ford Kuga and the Vauxhall Antara in the SUV segment.

It will also act as a replacement for the Peugeot 4007, where it will sit between the smaller Peugeot 3008 and the seven-seat Peugeot 5008 in the new-look Peugeot range.