Peugeot is preparing for a grand home motor show at Paris later this month, with known attendees including the 208 GTi, 208 XY, Onyx supercar concept and the facelifted RCZ, which we showed you earlier today. Now it seems like another debutant will join the list, the Peugeot 2008 Concept.
The 2008 Concept is clearly a development of the Urban Crossover concept that the French brand brought to Beijing in April. Designed by Peugeot Style teams in Paris, Shanghai and Sao Paulo, the crossover blends the “elegance and refinement of the hatchback” with the “impertinence and mischievousness of the SUV.” What do you think of the result?
Under the fluorescent yellow concept’s hood is a 1.2 litre three-cylinder petrol engine with turbo and direct injection. 110 bhp is the figure suggested, combined with low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
The 2008 will go into production first in France (Mulhouse) then in China (Wuhan) and later in Brazil (Porto Real). Camouflaged mules have already been caught testing in Europe so it won’t be very long before young city dwellers get to buy one.