Showing posts in the category of Peugeot 2008

Peugeot Launches 2008 and 3008 Adventure-Themed Crossway Editions in France


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Peugeot has announced two new “Crossway” special edition models for the 2008 and 3008 crossovers in France, with both cars featuring a compass motif that is a reference to their adventurous character.

Peugeot 2008 DKR Features a 340HP Twin-Turbo V6 Diesel [w/Video]


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Peugeot has released fresh details about the 2008 DKR cross-country rally car that will debut at the 2015 Dakar Rally, with the headline story being that it features a 340hp twin-turbo V6 diesel engine.

Peugeot Mulling Three-Door Version of the 2008 Crossover


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Peugeot is rumored to be considering a slightly smaller, three-door version of its 2008 crossover that would compete with Renault’s upcoming Kwid SUV. Positioned below the 2008 in Peugeot’s lineup, a three-door crossover version would use a shorter version of the 2008’s platform, which means it would be approximately 3,900mm (153.5in) long, making make it about 300mm (11.8in) shorter than the 2008.

2015 Peugeot 2008 Light Restyle Render


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Peugeot's runaway success, the 2008 compact crossover that has already sold more than 100,000 units about a year after launch, has received a virtual makeover of the very (very) light kind from Photoshop-manipulator Cavalino, who tells us that the changes were "made with elements from the 2008 DKR racecar".

Peugeot DKR Concept Spotted in the Metal Being Unloaded in China


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The DKR concept shows that funnction dictates what an off-road motorsport-oriented vehicle should look like, as well as the fact that the resulting shape doesn’t necessarily have to be unattractive – quite the opposite if you’re called Peugeot.

Peugeot’s 2008 DKR Is an Awesome-Looking Two-Wheel Drive Buggy [w/Videos]


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As promised, Peugeot today unveiled the 2008 DKR Dakar racer that will debut in the 2015 edition of the famous rally-raid event. The big surprise, besides the aggressive design of the car, is that Peugeot Sport engineers opted for two-wheel drive instead of all-wheel drive.

Peugeot's 2008 DKR Dakar Challenger Looks Promising in New Teaser Photos


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Peugeot Sport is offering a sneak preview of the 2008 DKR Dakar racer ahead of the car’s official debut on April 15. Set to debut in the 2015 Dakar rally in the hands of Carlos Sainz and Cyril Despres, the Peugeot 2008 DKR spearheads the company’s motorsport program, following the successful Pikes Peak offensive last year with the 208 T16.

Peugeot Increases 2008 Production One More Time


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The Peugeot 2008 is proving to be a commercial success, so much so that the carmaker announced a new production increase at the Mulhouse plant in France.

Peugeot Confirms Dakar Comeback for 2015 with 2008 DKR [w/Videos]


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After shattering the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb’s all-time record by more than one minute and a half with the 875hp 208 T16 Pikes Peak driven by Sebastien Loeb, Peugeot has set its sight on another legendary competition, the Dakar rally.

Peugeot Builds 100,000th 2008 Less than a Year after Launch


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Peugeot has announced it has built the 100,000th 2008 crossover, less than a year after its launch. The milestone car rolled off the assembly line at the Mulhouse plant in France and was handed over to a customer from the Paris region during a ceremony attended by Corinne Spilios, the Director of the Mulhouse production center and Xavier Duchemin, Director of Peugeot France.

Euro NCAP Crashes Jeep Cherokee, Mercedes CLA, Suzuki SX4 and Peugeot 2008


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The latest roundup of cars put to the test by Euro NCAP succeeded in achieving the maximum possible five-star score. Jeep’s Cherokee, the Mercedes CLA, Suzuki SX4 and Peugeot 2008 all impressed, though the European crash safety authority doesn’t currently have an equivalent to the small overlap test, the one that’s been troublesome for so many apparently safe cars.

Poll: Which French Small Crossover Would You Have, the Renault Captur or the Peugeot 2008?


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We recently talked about how and why Peugeot was going to double the production for the 2008 crossover, in order to keep up with surprisingly high demand from around the world. Their Mulhouse plant, located in the east of France, close to the German and Swiss borders will be running two shifts as of September, in order to cover the already large number of orders (around 16,000).

Peugeot to Double 2008 Production to Keep Up With Demand


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Peugeot is not really doing very well, currently, with factories closing down and some models not selling as well as anticipated, but there may still be hope with their 2008 small SUV/crossover. Apparently, the model has proven popular for all sorts of buyers, and its reception has been a very positive one (see our test drive here).

Driven: New Peugeot 2008 – A Grown-Up 208 That Goes Off-Road


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Wake up early, drive two hours to the airport, catch the flight to whatever destination the program dictates (in this case it’s Paris), though my trip doesn’t stop there. Peugeot has decided to launch the new 2008 small crossover in Strasbourg. This means another boarding, this time on the TGV – that’s train de grande vitesse, or high-speed train. Yep, it sure is high-speed, at one point reaching 326 km/h (203 mph) but, even so, it takes two and a half hours to get there. I hope it’s worth all the time and a sore bum.

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The 2008 is Peugeot’s entry in the expanding small SUV niche. At 4.16 m long, it’s 200 mm longer than the 208 hatchback on which it is based and is poised to take on rivals such as the Nissan Juke, the Renault Captur and the Ford EcoSport. Mind you, the wheelbase remains the same (2,538 mm) so the extra length is accounted for by the slightly increased front and, mostly, rear overhang that increases boot volume from 295 to 360 lt (VDA).

New Peugeot 2008 Small Crossover from £12,995 in the UK


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Peugeot today released the starting price for its new 2008 small crossover in the UK ahead of the car's market launch on July 18. The feline-brand's Nissan Juke fighter is available for order now from £12,995 OTR, with Peugeot stating that all 2008 models are "less than a £1,000 walk from an equivalent trim level 208 version".

Peugeot Joins the Small CUV Bandwagon with New 2008 [Photos & Videos]


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With so many supercars making their world premiere at this year's Geneva Motor Show, it's easy to forget about the latest crop of mainstream models like the new Peugeot 2008 small crossover, which follows the French brand's 208 hatchback.

New Peugeot 2008 Small Crossover Detailed in 47 High-Res Photos and Videos


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Eyeing the likes of the Nissan Juke and Opel/Vauxhall Mokka in the increasingly popular small crossover segment, Peugeot will be heading to the Geneva Motor Show next month to display its new 2008, before it launches the car in several regions around the world, including Europe, Asia and South America.

We received a first taste of the 208-based model in January with the release of the first photos, but the French carmaker is following up today with new images, videos and details, all of which can be found after the break.

Peugeot Officially Unveils 2008 Crossover, Premieres at the Geneva Auto Show


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The B-Segment SUV market has just (officially) got itself another contestant in the form of the Peugeot 2008 that will make its international debut at the Geneva Auto Show in March, following an early release of the first pictures of the car on Friday.

The “urban crossover”, as the French marque calls it, will compete against vehicles such as the Nissan Juke, the Opel/Vauxhall Mokka, the Chevroler Traxx and the Mini Countryman and, according to Mazime Picat, the company’s general director, will "secure Peugeot’s leadership in the segment and will win new customers in Asia and Latin America”.

First Official Photos of All-New Peugeot 2008 Small Crossover


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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.

Peugeot 2008 Soft-Roader Concept Hits at Next Year's Production Model


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Besides the 260bhp RCZ R and the Onyx Supercar and Super Scooter models, Peugeot is also displaying a fourth concept model at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, the 2008, which hints at the firm's Nissan Juke rival that will be presented next year.

The 2008 is a follow up to the ‘Urban Crossover Concept’ revealed in Beijing earlier this year with a more vibrant color scheme, but other than that, the two models are identical.