Peugeot 4008, one more Crossover from PSA Group.
PSA Group has released the first official pictures and information of the Peugeot 4008, a SUV that together with the Citroen C4 Aircross, is based on the Mitsubishi ASX after a collaboration between the French company and the Japanese counterpart. Expected to be presented to the public at the next year Geneva Auto Show (8-18 March), the Peugeot 4008 is a compact crossover and will arrive in dealerships in the second quarter of 2012. In Europe, the market share of the SUVs in segments C and D is ever-increasing to the detriment of the Multi Purpose Vehicles of the E segment. This mainly because in Europe, it satisfy the distinctive compact crossover and with an environmental result comparable to that of a conventional sedan.
The Design of the 2012 Peugeot 4008.
With the quite identical body of the really successful Mitsubishi ASX, the 4008 would claims to have the touch-screen navigation, Open & Go system, glass panoramic roof and a exclusive 18″ alloy wheels. From the first glance the most interesting fact is that 4008 looks more appealing compared to the 3008 or the 5008.
Peugeot 4008 Engines.
In Europe, the 4008 will be offered with four powertrain unit two petrol naturally aspirated units and two diesel. The 1,6-L entry-level version features a 116 hp and 152 Nm, combined to a 5-speed manual gearbox, while the more efficient 2.0-liter version with 150 hp and 198 Nm comes with CVT transmission. The diesel 1,6-L HDI boost 112 hp and 270 Nm of torque (280 if overboost), while a 1.8-L delivers 150 hp and 300 Nm, both power units are combined with 6-speed manual transmission. All the powerplant units will benefit the all-wheel drive, with the option to select three driving modes: two-wheel-drive, four-wheel-drive or lock the differential with these last two splitting electronically the torque between the two axles.
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