Looking at the similarities between the Nissan Juke and Opel/Vauxhall Mokka in the ever more popular small crossover segment, Peugeot will be going to the next month’s Geneva Motor Show to show off its latest 2008, before it unveil the car in some regions around the world, including Asia, Europe and South America.
In January, some photos of the 208-based model were released. But, today, the French carmaker comes with latest images, videos and some further details.
Peugeot said that the 2008 is the Peugeot’s first vehicle that’s designed, built and engineered at the same time in Europe, China and also Latin America. It’ll be built in factories positioned in each of those three regions – France, China and Brazil.
The 5-door model is based on the lengthened version of the 208 hatchback’;s platform. It measures 4,160mm in its length that’s make it 200mm longer than the previous 208 supermini and lso 20mm longer than the concept model of the similar name from the previous 2012 Paris Auto Show.
Its exterior design will easily remind us of the 208, although it comes with chunkier detailing, a higher ride and also protective plastic moldings around its bumpers and side sills to align its crossover character. Move on its interior, the dashboard is borrowed from the previous supermini along with Peugeot adding to the trim detailing.
Under it hood, you’ll find the Peugeot’;s latest engines containing a 3-cylinder 1.2-liter petrol unit in the 82PS, 110PS and 130PS versions, a 1.6-liter VTi petrol in companion with 120PS, a 1.4-liter diesel rated at 68PS and also a 1.6-liter diesel that will available in 92PS (91hp) and also 115PS (113hp) flavors. For your information, the European sales of the latest 2008 will start in early summer of this year.