Peugeot as a brand has not had the best of luck in the past few years. In fact, the manufacturer has not been coming up with cars that are can satisfy the European customers who seem to be getting more interested in SUV. The Peugeot 6008 is set to be the car that puts Peugeot back on the list of the ideal car to have. The car’s design is said to be just as good as crossover models manufactured by BMW and Audi.
Peugeot 6008 – Fresh New Look
The Peugeot 6008 has a modern look. It is built on the EMP2 platform that appeared in the Peugeot 308 and the Citroen C4 Picasso. This crossover vehicle has a slightly longer wheelbase than its predecessors. The Aluminum body will make the car weigh less and if the car weighs less it will consume less fuel and improve the performance. Being light does not mean the car will be weaker, but it is expected to be solid and tough. The front will be fitted with a large front grille and harp headlights. There are other external features that are designed to make the car look even more modern and Peugeot has promised that this is the Crossover SUV that will not only perform but will turn heads wherever it passes.
The Peugeot 6008 has four doors and it will feature seven seats like the 5008. The seat will be arranged in three rows and will have the best upholstery made of leather. It will have the best trims and is said to be ergonomically designed to ensure that the passengers are comfortably seated.
There are extras like compartments and storage spaces other than the common cabby hole and glass holder. This car was built for functionality.
Peugeot 6008 – Engine Specs
The car has a 1.6 liter engine that delivers 165 horsepower. There are other options besides the 165 horsepower engine like the 205 and 270 horsepower engines. There is also a 2.0-liter Blue HDi diesel engine version that has an output of 150 and 180 horsepower. The car will be available in manual and automatic six speed transmission versions but perhaps the most important thing is that Peugeot has recognized the need to create automobiles that are more eco-friendly hence making this a hybrid car. The Hybrid technology is used in both the Diesel and petrol versions. As a hybrid, it is envisioned that the petrol engine will put out 270 horsepower and will be boosted by the 70 horsepower from the electric motor. The car is expected to be fast but Peugeot is known for its looks but this new one is set to deliver more functionality.
Peugeot 6008 – Release Date and Price
The rumor mill had a release date scheduled for the middle of 2015 and the Chinese will be the first to drive this car. Not much has happened since then. The car has not been making any significant news to the point where people are starting to wonder if this car actually exists. Peugeot might be trying to read the market before going into manufacturing so for the rest of us, the SUV Peugeot 6008 is still a concept car expected to cost $31,000.