January 07, 2012
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At the front, a line of LED daylight running lamps that complement the headlamps and three red claws sculpted rear lamps. The off-road character has been emphasised by adopting a vertical design of grille, inclusion of body sill protectors and prominent wheel arch protection trims, to accommodate large wheels enhanced by the sophisticated design of the wheel rims.
The almost-horizontal bonnet grooves and the style line – which extends to the rear wing where it descends again crossing the lamp – are a distinctive feature and appear to hollow out along the body side, accentuating the strong and dynamic aspect of the Peugeot 4008.
In the four-wheel drive version, the driver can select three transmission modes: “2WD” two-wheel drive, “4WD” four-wheel drive and “LOCK” locking of the four-wheel drive. In the two four-wheel drive modes – 4WD and LOCK – the distribution of the torque between the front and the rear is managed electronically. In LOCK mode, the four-wheel drive transmission becomes permanent, with even greater distribution of torque to the rear wheels.
This type of transmission will represent more than 80% of sales of the 4008. Peugeot’s new 4×4 SUV will in fact only be offered in a 4×4 version in certain countries, including Europe.
There will be four engines: Petrol: 1.6l 85 kW (116hp) / 152 Nm – 5-speed manual and 2.0l 113 kW (150hp) / 198 Nm – 5-speed manual or CVT. HDi Diesel: 1.6l HDi FAP 82 kW (112hp) / 270 – 280 Nm with overboost – 6-speed manual and 1.8l HDi FAP 110 kW (150hp) / 300 Nm – 6-speed manual
For Europe, the Peugeot 4008 will be offered with the two HDi diesel engines. In the other countries, it will be marketed with the most appropriate power train(s).
Peugeot 4008, the 4x4 SUV that combines strength and style
In line with Peugeot's range enhancement and development strategy, the 4008 will be launched initially in the international market which will represent 70% of its sales.
With its distinctive, stylish appearance and its 4x4 SUV features, the 4008 is a modern response to the needs of all-terrain vehicle customers, in a very prominent market segment.
The world market of all-terrain SUVs has been growing strongly since 2005.
In Russia, all-terrain vehicles have long been predominant and currently account for 20% of the market, the majority being vehicles in the compact SUV segment.
However, in China and Western Europe the market share of the SUVs has reached 10%, and covers a variety of expectations. In Europe, this market share of the SUVs in segments C and D is increasing to the detriment of the SUVs of the E segment.
In China, it is the attraction of the vehicle's status that is sought after. In Europe, it fulfils the desire for distinctive multipurpose vehicles, compact and with an environmental impact comparable to that of a conventional saloon.
Therefore, the 4008 is an ideal response to the changes in these markets, it is a competitive vehicle serving the marque's ambition in the international market.
Presented as a world première at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, 4008 will go on sale initially in international markets from 2012 second quarter.
A complete range of all-terrain vehicles with this new 4x4 SUV, Peugeot completes its range of vehicles suited to the various expectations of all-terrain customers. With its strong personality, for the international destinations, the 4008 is aimed both at customers who already own an all-terrain vehicle and at those looking for an alternative to Saloons or MPVs, a vehicle synonymous with leisure.
In Europe, it is targeted more specifically at customers who appreciate a strong and dynamic ability, with dimensions suited to multi-purpose use and efficient fuel economy.
In addition to the 4007, but also the 3008 and its recent HYbrid4 version, the 4008 fulfils the expectations of the different markets showing strong growth in the compact SUV segment.
A distinctive style born of the PSA -- Mitsubishi partnership, the 4008 naturally has a strong Peugeot identity.
The new stylistic codes of the marque are judiciously adapted, such as the floating grille and the feline design of the lamp units with visual signature: at the front, a line of LED daylight running lamps that complement the headlamps and three red claws sculpted rear lamps.
The off-road character has been emphasised by adopting a vertical design of grille, inclusion of body sill protectors and prominent wheel arch protection trims, to accommodate large wheels enhanced by the sophisticated design of the wheel rims.
The almost-horizontal bonnet grooves and the style line - which extends to the rear wing where it descends again crossing the lamp -- are a distinctive feature and appear to hollow out along the body side, accentuating the strong and dynamic aspect of the 4008.
Excellence and range enhancement The work carried out by the design style team, down to the smallest detail, gives the 4008 a high class elegance in line with its positioning.
The exterior is, among other things, set off with chromed components and the interior ambiance is enhanced by the choice of materials, like the soft texture fascia, to the instrument panel visor and the lacquered black decoration of the centre console.
A glass panoramic roof provides extensive light for the occupants in the passenger compartment and is supplemented with side LEDs for night/dark light illumination for reading.
With its particular style, strong and distinctive, the 4008 is firmly rooted in the world of the compact SUV. Its features and its equipment - like the Open & Go system, 18" alloy wheels, a touch screen navigation system, and reversing camera - are a result of the Brand's modernity and upmarket vision of all-terrain vehicles.
Multipurpose, comfortable SUV The platform of the 4008, taken in part from the 4007, has been reduced in length by shorter front and rear overhangs (-30cm in length). Its long wheelbase and its wide tracks have been retained to guarantee good occupant space in the front and rear.
These characteristics and its exterior dimensions -- 4.34m long, 1.80m wide with a height of 1.63m - make the 4008 particularly versatile. Its compactness - a promise of true manoeuvrability - and its occupant space make it a vehicle suitable for everyday use, including in town, and for leisure journeys or holidays. See Video or Download
Peugeot 4008 Sale In Australia Second Quarter 2012
News 2012 PEUGEOT 4008
- Peugeot has pulled back the curtains on its upcoming and all-new 2012 Peugeot 4008 SUV, ahead of its Australian launch in the second quarter of next year.
- Loosely based on the HR1 concept that debuted at last year's Paris Auto Show, the production 4008 shares its platform with the Mitsubishi ASX and, in part, elements of the Outlander platform.
- Unlike the larger 4007 SUV, essentially a lightly facelifted version of the Mitsubishi Outlander, Peugeot's 4008 gets its own unique styling, with only the doors and other minor elements shared with the ASX.
- Carrying considerably tougher styling than its Japanese counterpart, the 4008 wears Peugeot's new family styling language, including the new grille design that debuted with the launch of the 508 range earlier this year.
- Power for the 4008 will be provided by a pair of petrol engines and two diesel engines.
- The petrol range opens with the 1.6 litre four-cylinder engine, producing 85kW and 152Nm of torque. It will be paired with a five-speed manual transmission only.
- Topping the 1.6 will be a Mitsubishi-sourced 2.0 litre petrol engine, producing 113kW and 198Nm of torque. This one will come with either a five-speed manual or a CVT automatic transmission.
- On the diesel front, there's a 1.6 litre HDi FAP engine delivering 82kW and 270Nm of torque (up to 280Nm with the overboost function). This is paired with a six-speed manual.
- Lastly, the 1.8 litre HDi FAP diesel produces 110kW and 300Nm of torque, also paired to a six-speed manual transmission.
- Four-wheel-drive versions will also be offered, with three transmission modes: 2WD, 4WD and Lock.
- In both four-wheel-drive modes the distribution of the torque between the front and the rear is managed electronically. In Lock mode the four-wheel drive transmission becomes permanent, with even greater distribution of torque to the rear wheels.
- Peugeot believes this transmission will represent more than 80 percent of sales, and in some areas it will be the only transmission offered - including in Europe.
- Australian specifications have not been confirmed, but as one of the first markets to get the 4008, local details are likely to be revealed in the near future.
- In the cabin, the 4008 will offer a touch-screen navigation system and a reversing camera. There is also a panoramic glass roof and LED reading lamps.
- Other features include Peugeot's "Open & Go" system and - in the specification shown here - 18-inch alloy wheels.
- The 4008 is scheduled to make its Australian debut in the second quarter of 2012. Details will be revealed closer to launch. source www.themotorreport.com, Youtube