Και η Peugeot παρουσίασε την δική της έκδοση για το μικρό SUV που βασίζεται στο Mitsubishi ASX. To Peugeot 4008 θα πωλείται σε όλο τον κόσμο με το ντεμπούτο να γίνεται τον Μάρτιο του 2012 στην έκθεση της Γενεύης ενώ οι πωλήσεις του θα ξεκινήσουν το δεύτερο τρίμηνο του 2012.
Σε αντίθεση με το Citroen C4 Aircross, η πρόταση της Peugeot θα είναι διαθέσιμη αποκλειστικά τετρακίνητο και θα φορά τους ίδιους 4 κινητήρες με το C4 Aircross, 2 βενζίνης και 2 πετρελαίου. Ο 1.600αρης κινητήρας βενζίνης αποδίδει 116 άλογα με 152 Nm ροπής και συνδυάζεται με 5-τάχυτο μηχανικό κιβώτιο. Ο 2.0-λιτρος αποδίδει 150 άλογα με 198 Nm ροπής και συνδυάζεται είτε με ένα 5-τάχυτο μηχανικό κιβώτιο είτε με ένα αυτόματο CVT. Από πλευράς πετρελαιοκινητήτων υπάρχει ο 1.600αρης HDi απόδοσης 112 ίππων με 270 Nm ροπής και ο 1.800αρης HDi με 150 άλογα με 300 Nm ροπής. Και οι δύο συνδυάζονται με ένα 6-τάχυτο μηχανικό κιβώτιο.
Έχει διαστάσεις 4.34 μέτρα μήκος, 1.80 μέτρα πλάτος και 1.63 μέτρα ύψος. Περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες μπορείς να βρεις στο δελτίο τύπου που ακολουθεί.
Peugeot 4008, the 4×4 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 4×4 SUV features, the 4008 is a modern response to the needs of allterrain vehicle customers, in a very prominent market segment.
The world market of allterrain SUVs has been growing strongly since 2005. In Russia, allterrain 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 allterrain vehicles
With this new 4×4 SUV, Peugeot completes its range of vehicles suited to the various expectations of allterrain customers. With its strong personality, for the international destinations, the 4008 is aimed both at customers who already own an allterrain 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 multipurpose 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 offroad 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 almosthorizontal 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 allterrain 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.
4×4 transmission with electronic management
In the fourwheel drive version, the driver can select three transmission modes: “2WD” twowheel drive, “4WD” fourwheel drive and “LOCK” locking of the fourwheel drive. In the two fourwheel drive modes – 4WD and LOCK the distribution of the torque between the front and the rear is managed electronically. In LOCK mode, the fourwheel 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.
A range of performant engines adapted to the market There will be four engines,
- 1.6l 85 kW (116hp) / 152 Nm 5-speed manual
- 2.0l 113 kW (150hp) / 198 Nm 5-speed manual or CVT
- 1.6l HDi FAP 82 kW (112hp) / 270 – 280 Nm with overboost 6-speed manual
- 1.8l HDi FAP 110 kW (150hp) / 300 Nm 6-speed manual
For Europe, the 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).
With the 1.6l petrol and HDi diesel engines, the environmental performance of the 4008 is among the best in the segment. So the 4008 merits its status as a modern SUV and its place in the heart of our cities, just as much as a conventional Saloon.