Peugeot’s range of SUV and crossover vehicles is preparing to welcome a new model, which could be called the 4008 and which would be based on the 308. Here is it’s the last minute.
There is no doubt that SUVs and crossovers are in vogue, a trend that will persist for the short and medium-term future, according to the main perspectives of the automakers. For this reason, it is not surprising that the different brands on the market are eager to launch new models of the aforementioned typology since it is the main style that a large majority of drivers demand.
In this case, the protagonism is received by a new model that will be in the news in 2022, a new vehicle with an SUV / crossover type body based on the current technical platform of the compact Peugeot 308. The designated internal numbering code for the new lion signature model is P54, versus code P51 for the five-door hatchback version of the compact and P52 for the SW estate variant.
The new and unpublished 4008 (P54) will arrive in Europe, according to the unofficial information that Autopista.es has had access to. It will be a new global car since our continent and China will be its main markets. In the latter case, in the Asian giant, the next 4008 (P54) will replace the 408 saloons.
A COMPACT WITH SUV AND COUPE TINTS
The style of the new Peugeot 4008 (P54) will surprise you for several reasons. In fact, according to the recreation published by the French media largus.fr, the new outgoing model will offer an attractive and modern five-door body, slightly raised and with marked coupe shapes in the rear area. Does the mixture of these different styles sound familiar to you? Well yes, you are correct, the image of the new car would have certain similarities with the current Citroën C4.
With a length of 4.70 m, this new car is being developed under the technical production methods of the EMP2 V3 platform, but with an extended wheelbase (as is the case with the 308 SW and the Citroën C5 X ). Like the latter, and the DS 4, the new crossover / SUV-type Peugeot will be characterized by an eye-catching trim and large alloy wheels and tires. Regarding specific details of its design, unofficial sources of information assure that the front area will be practically identical to the 308 5-door., while the rear area will stand out for its sloping and pronounced drop of the roof and a kind of rear window divided into two by a kind of a double spoiler, as in the Toyota C-HR.
On the inside and the same as the 308, a new multimedia system stands next to the new evolution of the system configuration i-Cockpit, all in a very technological, digital, and with varied connectivity features environment.
PEUGEOT 4008 2022: POSSIBLE ENGINES
The mechanical offer of this model will not initially include a one hundred percent electric version. At first, it is expected that its range of engines will be practically the same as the 308 5-door and 308 SW.
In this way, the offer should start with the 1.2 PureTech three-cylinder petrol engine with a mild-hybrid system of 48V of light hybridization in power levels of 110 and 130 CV, in addition to the diesel 1.5 BlueHDi of 130 CV. Two variants with 180 and 225 hp plug-in hybrid technology will also be available.
PEUGEOT 4008 2022: WILL THE NEW SUV / CROSSOVER HAVE THIS NAME?
The new crossover / SUV with internal numbering code P54 could have a different designation than 4008, something that will be confirmed soon. In addition to this name, other names that arise are the following alternatives: 308 RXH and even 6008 (the names 3008 and 5008 already exist for the medium SUV and the large SUV).
What does seem more than confirmed is that the version that will be marketed in Europe will be produced at the French factory in Mulhouse.