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2012 Peugeot 4008: More info, pictures and video

Wed, 22 Feb 2012 00:00:00 -0800

The new 2012 Peugeot 4008 will go on sale after the Geneva Motor Show

We first saw the 2012 Peugeot 4008 last year, and now we get new information, photos and video ahead of its production debut at Geneva.

Peugeot (and Citroen) have form for taking Mitsubishi SUVs and turning the them in to Gallic off-roaders. Which is why we’re getting the Peugeot 4008, the Peugeot take on the Mitsubishi ASX.

We first saw the Peugeot 4008 back in September (and its sibling, the Citroen C4 Aircross), and the production-ready version will be joining the Peugeot 208 GTI on Peugeot’s stand at Geneva, which explains why we’ve got video of the 4008 and a pile of new photos too.

For the first time we get to see the interior of the 4008, although from what we can see it’s still quite Mitsubishi-like, with many of the controls just carried over. But that said, there’s not a lot wrong with the interior of the ASX. And because the 4008 is built on the same platform as the 4007 – which is itself a Mitsubishi under the skin – but with the shortening taking place outside the wheelbase, the 4008 promises to be nice and roomy.

Engines as launch will be a pair of petrols and a pair of diesels – a 1.6 and 2.0 litre petrol and a 1.6 and 1.8 litre diesel – mated to a five or six speed manual ‘box and CVT option, with all but the 1.6 litre petrol getting a 4WD option.

We expect the Peugeot 4008 to go on sale soon after Geneva. Prices have not yet been revealed.

(35 photos – click any thumbnail for full gallery)

By Cars UK