The Japanese Engineered and French styled Peugeot 4008 is unlike any other model that the French company came up with since it came under Mitsubishi. For some time Peugeot has been trying to make it in the SUV market but has been over stylized. The looks were there in the Peugeot 4007 but not the kind of looks that make an SUV great. It is great that the came manufacturer went bank to its European roots with classic simple designs. The car was designed to compete with the likes of the Range Rover Evoque and the Volkswagen Tiguan but it fell short. The problem was that it looked too much like the Mitsubishi Outlander, it’s like the French Soul had been sucked out of the brand and Peugeot was pretending to be something it wasn’t. It’s good that the 4008 came out distinctly French despite the 4008 were still made at the same factory that Mitsubishi made its premium SUV: The Mitsubishi ASX.
Features of the – Peugeot 4008
The Peugeot 4008 is a great looking car on the outside; it has classic modern lines and a sleek finish from front to back. The interior is not as classy. The plastic dashboard looks a little tacky. They may call it soft plastic in piano black or allure but it does not make the cabin look any classier. There is enough room to stretch your legs in the front and in the rear seats so four adults can comfortably fit. The 4008 range comes with Bluetooth connectivity and audio streaming. It also has a reversing camera, rear parking-sensors, seven air bags, a six speaker audio system, USB port, automatic air conditioning and cruise control, you can get satellite navigation as an optional extra.
The 4008 was launched as a petrol only SUV despite the fact that there is about a 14% of people who prefer diesel when it comes to small SUV’s like the Peugeot 4008. It is also available as a four-wheel drive powered by a 2-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that delivers 110 kW of power and 197Nm of torque with a five-speed manual gearbox or a continuously variable transmission. The fastest model of the can go from 0-100 km/h on 9.3 seconds.
Peugeot 4008 – Performance
The CVT transmission presents a couple of problems when it comes to low rev ranges. It needs more torque from the engine. The CVT system on the Peugeot 4008 works very well for everyday suburban driving. The engine gets stuck on a preset RPM because of the CVT system that makes it hard to gain speed quicker. This has been a regular problem with Mitsubishi’s that Peugeot unwittingly inherited. The manual 4WD gives an entirely different performance. Regardless of only having five gears it has more pulling power.
Peugeot 4008 – Release date and Price
The new 4008 looks like a stylish car. It comes with nice guarantees like the 3-year warranty that guarantees that owners will never have to pay more than $330 per year for every 20,00 km service. A 2 active 4WD manual costs $30,990 while the CVT version costs $33,490. The premium 2.0 Allure 4WD CVT model costs $38,490. For the asking price mentioned the Peugeot 4008 can be regarded as one of the well-equipped European SUVs on the market. It could easily be one of the best because of that superior Japanese engineering.