Peugeot’s ‘1008’ Baby SUV Will Be Offered With At Least One Hybrid Powertrain

It’s not the first time our spies catch Peugeot during testing of a weird-looking jacked up 208 hatchback which itself is an early mule of the French company’s upcoming baby SUV.

Our first encounter with Peugeot’s mule dates back in August 2017 and the test car itself appears to have done little progress since then, at least on the outside.

The upcoming baby SUV -unofficially called ‘1008’- is still dressed with the 208 bodywork, which has been modified to accommodate the model’s longer wheelbase. As before, a set of plastic fender flares are still present, doing their part to hide the wider tracks.

The new Peugeot 1008 will sit underneath SUV models like the 2008 and 3008, expanding the French carmaker’s offerings in a segment that keeps on getting more popular by the day. It will most likely be based on PSA’s CMP architecture (Common Modular Platform), which will underpin all future models of the French company’s entry-level lineup.

With PSA already having announced that all of its new models from 2019 onwards will feature either a fully electric or a hybrid powertrain, expect the new small SUV to offer at least one electrified derivative, in addition to a range of turbocharged three- and four-cylinder engines.

We still can’t tell for sure when Peugeot is planning on revealing the smallest member of its SUV fleet, but judging from their continuous testing of the specific mule, we would wait for a launch probably in 2020.

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  • Perry F. Bruns

    It’s okay when Honda does it.

  • Shtekeris

    This 208 looks good like this, widebody and offroad 208, just release it as is.

    • Miknik

      Fully agree, this is what these cross versions should look like: Wider tracks, larger wheels, not just a raised ride height; This looks really nice and chunky, not only for a mule

  • Wayne Alan Carr Heyes

    I wonder why they are taking so long with this?

    Are we sure it’s not the new 2008 ? Which is due in a MY2020

    Yes they need a 1007 replacement but I don’t think this is it I think it is the next gen 2008!

    • Matteo Tommasi

      AND this prototype has a longer wheelbase the the current 208. No way it’s a 1008

      • Miknik

        Fully agree, clearly wheelbase and tracks exceed the current 208/2008, this is likely a new 2008 if anything;

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