Published on October 19th, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
What Happened To The Peugeot 4008 SUV Coupé
The Peugeot 4008 SUV Coupé Was Targeted To Be In Showrooms This Year.
In May 2018, Autocar UK shared some exclusive images of Peugeot 4008 SUV Coupe on test. The following weeks, many automotive websites around the globe confirmed the testing and possible release date of this muscular and handsome looking sporty SUV coupe that would compete head on with the BMW X2, Toyota C-HR and Mazda CX-3 to mention a few.
It was further shared that the French automotive group will present its own line of an SUV Coupé to position itself as a more passionate and sporty alternative to vehicles such as the popular 3008 or 5008 SUV’s.
Peugeot has in the past mentioned a very ambitious plan for its SUV family for the next decade. Currently, this range of models is incomplete, since in just a few years we will witness the return of a name well known to fans of the lion brand.
This model will be under an exclusive development of the PSA Group. The last Peugeot 4008 marketed in Europe was a vehicle based on the Mitsubishi RVR. Citroën also marketed its particular version of the Mitsubishi model. It was the Citroën C4 Aircross. The new Peugeot 4008 in little or nothing will be related to that model.
This new 4008 will be sitting right between the current Peugeot 3008 and 5008. As represented by the recreations that accompany this article, it will present a more elegant and sporty design.
Yes, this latest crossover will be based on the successful Peugeot 3008 just like how BMW shares its SUV and sport Crossovers on one platform.
Jean-Phillipe Imparato, CEO of Peugeot, commented the following when asked about this new model, “After achieving our goal of launching three new SUVs in Europe and two in China, it is time to return to our DNA and continue betting on our SUV family because the market demand is unstoppable”. he also added that this new Peugeot 4008 will adapt the cabin of the 3008 to offer a lower and sportier driving position.
Despite its exterior shape, the new 4008 will have a cabin for five passengers, although the rear center seat will be relegated for occasional use or for short and / or young occupants. The vehicle will be mounted on the EMP2 platform of the PSA Group.
This new sports coupe will come with a range of engines. There will be a three-cylinder PureTech petrol and four-cylinder BlueHDi diesel engines.
In addition, two plug- in hybrid versions will be available with significant autonomy in 100 percent electric mode. Both electrified versions will draw on a 1.6-liter THP petrol engine used by the new DS 7 Crossback. The GT and GTi labels are also expected to be present in the range of the new Peugeot 4008.