Peugeot 4008Mon, 03 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0700
Born of a PSA – Mitsubishi partnership, this is Peugeot's latest SUV, the 4008. The mid-sized SUV uses the same platform as Mitsubishi's ASX and is ‘a modern response to the needs of all-terrain vehicle customers' according to Peugeot.
It adopts an aesthetic that sits somewhere between Peugeot's latest identity – typified by the 508 – and the heavily contoured hood, grille-dominated DRG and drawn-back lamps we've seen from the brand over the past ten years or so. The flanks feature a prominent, diving swage line and a swollen rear wheelarch fender which cuts into the tail-lamp graphic as it turns into the rear of the car. There also appears to be an unusual part-line, half-way up the D-pillar.
Inside, we're told the 4008 boasts chromed components and a focus on plastics and materials in an effort to raise perceived quality. These treatments range from soft-touch fascias to a lacquered black decoration on the center console.