Sleek Peugeot 4008 to join brand’s SUV line-up, and our exclusive images show how the newcomer could look
Peugeot is looking to build on the strong success of its 2008, 3008and 5008 SUVs with a sportier, sleeker fourth model. Likely to be named 4008, it’ll offer a more coupe-like design to take on cars such as the Toyota C-HR, and will arrive early in 2020.
The new Peugeot, previewed by our exclusive images, will be inspired by the success premium German brands such as BMWhave enjoyed in the coupe-SUV sector and will be based on the existing 3008. As a result, we can expect the ‘3008 coupe’ to have a curvier exterior, with a sloping roofline and reduced side glass area.
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It’s set to feature a number of unique styling details, including blade-shaped LED running lights, a more aggressive grille and a distinctive single-piece light bar at the rear. The more elegant profile would allow the 4008 to offer an edge over less style-focused mainstream SUVs, while competing with high-end crossovers.
Speaking exclusively to Auto Express, Peugeot CEO Jean-Phillipe Imparato said there would be “other things” to come 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,” he told us. “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 also insisted that all Peugeot models would feature the company’s innovative i-Cockpit, with high-set digital instruments and a small steering wheel. The 4008 would therefore adapt the 3008’s cabin with a lower, sportier driving position.