New Peugeot 4008 Coupe-SUV Comes in 2020
Peugeot has delivered impressive lines of SUVs with its 2008, 3008, and 5008 models, and now it is looking to produce a sportier fourth one. Most probably known as the 4008, it will host a coupe-like design to rival the Toyota C-HR, and will arrive sometime by 2020.
This new car will get its inspiration from German brands, like the BMW, which saw success in the coupe-SUV sector and will get ideas from the 3008. As such, there’s a big chance it will result in a curvier exterior paired with reduced side glass area and a sloping roofline.
Some of the unique style details that might be included in the new model are blade-shaped LED running lights, a distinctive single-piece light bar at the rear, and a more aggressive grille. This would allow the 4008 to go above and beyond normal SUVs and go toe to toe with crossovers.
Peugeot CEO Jean-Phillipe Imparato mentioned there would be more to come and expect from its SUV range. “Remember when we said two years ago we would launch five new SUVs in the coming two years? We did it: three in Europe and two more in China. It’s time to come back to our DNA, and then we will maintain the growth of our SUV range in the future because the market is strong,” Imparato explained.
He also said that all Peugeot models will have the signature i-Cockpit, with high-set digital instruments and a small steering wheel. As such, it will most likely get the 3008’s cabin with a sportier, much lower driving position.
Another information that they provided is that the 4008 will have a five-seating capacity. It will be hosting a more comfortable and user-friendly suspension setup, putting it on top of its predecessors.
Three-cylinder PureTech turbo petrol engine, 1.6, and 2.0-litre four cylinder BlueHDi diesels are expected to be within its engine range. It will most likely be acquiring the 1.6-litre THP engine from the DS 7 Crossback as well.
There will also be two plug-in hybrids of the model when it comes out. Both will have 1.6-litre THP engine. One of them will be having a single front-mounted electric motor which could create around 240bhp. The second will most probably have electric motors and could produce 300bhp.