Peugeot extends its traditional position with a new, broader, 2008 Concept.
The 208 was designed in accordance with an ambitious specification to re-generate the small hatchback. It went on sale in Europe at the end of March 2012, and in the UK at the end of June, prior to an industrial and commercial launch in Latin America in 2013.
In Beijing earlier this year, Peugeot revealed the ‘Urban Crossover Concept’ to the Chinese public, a contemplation of the motor vehicle in an increasingly urban world.
Now, at the Paris Motor Show, the Marque is presenting the 2008 Concept. This concept car gives further thrust to its international conquest strategy, for which all its talents have been mobilised. The engineers and stylists have worked together in Europe, China and Latin America to create this seductive future vehicle of the range.
From Sao Paulo to Shanghai, from London to Kuala Lumpur, Peugeot has included several continents in the development of a new concept car with a view to marketing to an international clientele.
A unique style, combining elegance and strength
From a coherent overall volume the 2008 Concept succeeds in combining a variety of impressions. The front face is refined; bonnet and wings give a reassuring impression of protection and strength. This perception is identical at the rear where the shape combines solidity with dynamism. The profile unites the two faces by means of the slender link which begins with the inclined windscreen and continues with the continuous roof line to the spoiler. And so a profiled and very aerodynamic silhouette is outlined. The side lines, traced in the direction of the road, give the impression of a lively, sleek and dynamic vehicle.
A 3-cylinder turbo petrol engine
Under its bonnet the 2008 Concept is equipped with a development of the new generation 3-cylinder petrol engines. The 1.2-litre 3-cylinder engine has a turbo and direct injection. Developing its energy while remaining lightweight, it contributes to the versatility of the 2008 Concept with a power of 110bhp. This is combined with low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
Components of the Group's down-sizing strategy, these 3-cylinder engines permit a breakthrough in terms of consumption and CO2.
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