Born of the PSA – Mitsubishi partnership, the Peugeot 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 emphasized 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.
The work carried out by the design style team, down to the smallest detail, gives the Peugeot 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 Peugeot 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.
The platform of the Peugeot 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 Peugeot 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.
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).
With the 1.6l petrol and HDi diesel engines, the environmental performance of the Peugeot 4008 is among the best in the segment. So the Peugeot 4008 merits its status as a modern SUV and its place in the heart of our cities, just as much as a conventional Saloon.