Peugeot 2008 crossover eyes 2013 launch

The car was revealed earlier this year at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, when it was called the Urban Crossover. The 2008 will target younger motorists for sales, and compete against other compact and urban SUV-style models like the Nissan Juke and the Vauxhall Mokka.

The concept shown at this year’s Paris Motor Show is a concept preview for the final 2008 production model which will go on sale across markets worldwide including the UK.

The 2008 is based on Peugeot’s latest supermini the 208, which has been available on the UK market since the end of June this year.

Peugeot has also revealed that engine options for the 2008 will include the company’s brand new 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine. On the concept it produces 110bhp.

The 2008 production model will be the first such car to use this particular engine, where it will likely return around 60mpg.

Peugeot adds that the new engine on the 2008 will aim to combine both low fuel consumption and low CO2 emissions, allowing it to compete against the most frugal options in the Nissan Juke and Vauxhall Mokka ranges for instance.

The production version of the Peugeot 2008 will likely hit UK showrooms during the summer of 2013 at the earliest. Prices could start from around a region of £17,000 to £19,000.

When it launches, the crossover SUV will be available to buy at Perrys Peugeot Dealerships located in Aylesbury, Blackburn, Bolton, Milton Keynes, Nelson and Portsmouth, where the current full Peugeot range can be found.