We cannot know if Peugeot intended for us to see its new 2008 crossover so early, but fact is, official pictures of the car are already making the rounds on the internet.
Peugeot previewed its new Nissan Juke and Opel / Vauxhall Mokka (Buick Encore in North America) with a thinly disguised concept model at last year's Paris Motor Show.
The final production model is very close in appearance, which means its exterior dimensions should not differ much from the study that measured 4,140mm (163-inches) long and 1,740mm (68.5-inches) wide.
At this point, we do not have specific details on the new 2008, but we anticipate that it will share its diesel and petrol engine range with the 208 supermini, topped out by a 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline unit rated for 154hp (156PS).
Peugeot has said that the 2008 will be manufactured first in France at its Mulhouse plant, then in China (Wuhan) and later in Brazil (Porto Real), with sales to start later this year.
The official world premiere of the new French crossover will take place at the Geneva Salon in the beginning of March.