Peugeot’s posh crossover gets detailed

Posted on: February 21st, 2013


Peugeot has published details of the 2008 Crossover ahead of its Geneva debut next month.


The stylish French crossover is ready to tackle the Nissan Juke when it hits European dealerships this summer. Based on the 208, the 2008 is longer and wider by 20cm and 5cm than the super mini, measuring 4.16m long and 1.74m wide. Thanks to the larger size, it has a 360-liter boot capacity that can be increased to 1194 liters if the rear seats are folded.

The 2008 come standard with a seven-inch touchscreen, head-up display, electronic brake force distribution (EBD), six airbags, traction control and electronic brake assist. On the outside it borrows some design cues seen on the 208, but with a higher ride height and plastic moldings around the side sills and bumpers.


Under the hood there will be a 3-cylinder 1.2-liter VTi engine with 81 HP and a 1.6-liter VTi with 118 HP. These gasoline engines will be joined in the future by a 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that will offer 109 HP and 128 HP.  Diesels available right away include a 1.4-liter producing 67 HP and a 1.6-liter with either 91 HP or 113 HP.

No words on the pricing yet, but the 2008 should start selling by the middle of the year.

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