Likely to be launched in 2020, the Peugeot 2008 will rival the Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster.
Earlier this year, Groupe PSA, the French automaker has announced that it will enter into the Indian market by 2020. The company will assemble and develop its cars for Indian market at Chennai’s facility, which is currently been used to assemble Mitsubishi SUVs. Adding to it, PSA has also owned the Ambassador brand name. If media reports are to be believed, the French maker will launch four new cars – 208 and 308 hatchbacks, 2008 and 3008 SUVs in the Indian market. The Peugeot 2008 SUV will rival against the Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster, while the 3008 will be positioned against the Hyundai Tucson and Jeep Compass.
The current version of the 2008 SUV was unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. Design elements like grille, sharp headlamps and sculpted bonnet seems inspired from the Peugeot 208 hatchback, which will also go on sale in the Indian market. Other design highlights include stepped roofline, 17-inch alloy wheels, bulging wheelarches and black bumpers. The range-topping model is equipped with full-length panoramic roof. It is equipped with seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system supported with Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink system. Read More – Peugeot 208 Hatchback Snapped In India
The SUV will be offered in both petrol and diesel guise. While the petrol version will get a 1.2-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, the oil burner is likely to be a 1.6-litre BlueHDi unit. Transmission options are likely to include a 5-speed manual, a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic unit.
PSA, the French automaker will officially launch its first car in the Indian market in 2019-2020. The company is yet to make an official announcement on the same, but media reports suggest that the 2008 SUV will go on sale in the country in 2020. The company could showcase this car at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo in February.
|Minimum||Rs 10 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 15 lakh|
Measuring 4.16 meters in length, the 2008 SUV will rival the Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster. We expect this car to be priced in the range of Rs 10 lakh – 15 lakh.
|Engine||1.2L Turbocharged||1.6L BlueHDi|
|Gearbox||5-speed MT & 6-speed AT||6-speed MT|
This compact SUV will come with two engine options – 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol and 1.6-litre BlueHDi diesel. The gasoline version is capable of producing 109bhp of maximum power and 205Nm of torque. A five-speed manual gearbox driving the power to the front wheels will come as standard, while a six-speed automatic unit could be offered as an optional. On the other hand, the oil burner churns out 120bhp of power and 300Nm of torque. Power will be transmitted to the front wheels via a 6-speed gearbox.
Set to rival Hyundai Creta, the compact SUV is likely to return high fuel efficiency. While the petrol version could deliver around 15-16kmpl, the diesel model is likely to return about 20kmpl.
Dimensionally, the compact SUV is 4,159mm in length, 2,004mm in width and 1,556mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,538mm. The global model comes with a ground clearance of 160mm; however, it is likely to be increased for the Indian market. It comes with a boot space of 410-litres, which can be increased by up to 1,400-litres by folding the rear seats.
7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
Apple CarPlay & MirrorLink
Rear view camera & rear parking sensors
16- and 17-inch alloy wheels
Front & Rear fog lights
Multi-functional steering wheel
Automatic wipers & headlights
Dual-zone climate control
ABS with EBD
Tyre pressure monitoring
ESP (Electronic Stability Programme)
This compact crossover shares most of its styling cues from the smaller sibling – Peugeot 208 – that will also come to India. First launched in 2013, the compact SUV sits above 4 meter in length. At the 2016 Paris Motor Show, the French automaker had unveiled the updated version of the Peugeot 2008 compact SUV. Design elements like chromed grille, sculpted-sharp headlamps and sculpted bonnet seems identical to the Peugeot 208. It features stepped roofline, roof rails, large 17-inch wheels, and muscular wheelarches and raised ride height that gives it a more rugged look. Other features include black bumpers, black plastic cladding, tall windows and full-length panoramic roof.
The cabin of the SUV is equipped with the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, MirrorLink and Satellite Navigation. Other features include climate control, multi-functional steering wheel, leather upholstery, LED instrument console, etc.
Source – OD
The new Peugeot 2008 will be locally developed at CK Birla Chennai based plant, which should help Groupe PSA to price this compact SUV competitively. It will rival the Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster.