First Official Photos of All-New Peugeot 2008 Small Crossover

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    First Official Photos of All-New Peugeot 2008 Small Crossover

    JANUARY 04, 2013
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    We cannot know if Peugeot intended for us to see its new 2008 crossover so early, but fact is, official pictures of the car are already making the rounds on the internet.

    Peugeot previewed its new Nissan Juke and Opel / Vauxhall Mokka (Buick Encore in North America) with a thinly disguised concept model at last year's Paris Motor Show.

    The final production model is very close in appearance, which means its exterior dimensions should not differ much from the study that measured 4,140mm (163-inches) long and 1,740mm (68.5-inches) wide.

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    Re: First Official Photos of All-New Peugeot 2008 Small Crossover

    Anyone else see a Subaru Outback?
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    Re: First Official Photos of All-New Peugeot 2008 Small Crossover

    not bad but I see ford escape with a Kia grill and Nissan headlights
    I know the grill looks more 200 but first thought in is KIA
    give it a version of the Turbo from the JUKE it could be interesting in Canada except for the lack of dealers

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    Re: First Official Photos of All-New Peugeot 2008 Small Crossover

    Subaru Outback with a Mini Cooper face

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    Re: First Official Photos of All-New Peugeot 2008 Small Crossover

    2008???? Bad name right off the bat. It looks like something out of a Kia factory. Boring.
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    Re: First Official Photos of All-New Peugeot 2008 Small Crossover

    Quote Originally Posted by CADZILLA_53 View Post
    2008 ?????
    Peugeot's naming:

    #0# for cars (except for the old 807 MPV)
    #00# for MPVs and CUVs

    First number cars:

    1 - City car
    2 - Subcompact
    3 - Compact
    5 - midsize

    First number MPVs:
    3 - subcompact
    5 - compact

    First number CUVs
    2 - subcompact
    4 - compact


    Peugeot recently changed their last number, whereas it used to just increase with generation (4,5,6 etc), it now:

    8 - vehicle for established markets
    1 - vehicle mainly for emerging markets (so lower price and bargain basement features)

    So a subcompact CUV like this is the 2-00-8.

    Some vehicles like the 107 and 807 have not gone to the new system.
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    Re: First Official Photos of All-New Peugeot 2008 Small Crossover

    Quote Originally Posted by ausrutherford View Post
    Peugeot's naming:

    #0# for cars (except for the old 807 MPV)
    #00# for MPVs and CUVs

    First number cars:

    1 - City car
    2 - Subcompact
    3 - Compact
    5 - midsize

    First number MPVs:
    3 - subcompact
    5 - compact

    First number CUVs
    2 - subcompact
    4 - compact


    Peugeot recently changed their last number, whereas it used to just increase with generation (4,5,6 etc), it now:

    8 - vehicle for established markets
    1 - vehicle mainly for emerging markets (so lower price and bargain basement features)

    So a subcompact CUV like this is the 2-00-8.

    Some vehicles like the 107 and 807 have not gone to the new system.
    cool thanks and a company that still has a system that makes sense

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    Re: First Official Photos of All-New Peugeot 2008 Small Crossover

    OK now, so they've got this, the 4008, the 3008, the DS4, the C4 Aircross... And PSA is wondering why they keep losing money. They should look at Honda and ask themselves how many times THEY reinvent the same car.

    cool thanks and a company that still has a system that makes sense
    It doesn't really and to us Europeans who've seen Peugeot's x01 through x08 it's just bollocks.

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    Re: First Official Photos of All-New Peugeot 2008 Small Crossover

    I've never understood why Peugeot doesn't have a stronger US presence.

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    Re: First Official Photos of All-New Peugeot 2008 Small Crossover

    I've never understood why Peugeot doesn't have a stronger US presence.
    "Stronger" is quite an understatement given that they've quit the US market altogether in 1991. Why did they never return?

    1. Because Americans used to buy vastly different cars than Europeans. The small slice of market covered by the cars that appeal to both Americans and Europeans is expanding, but still small and very crowded and competitive. Look at VW - they have pulled all the stops, even starting local production and adjusting their models to the American market, and they still have a relatively small 3% market share.

    2. Because Americans buy cars ON THE CHEAP. Not only is the exchange rate unfavorable for almost all exporters now, but also Americans are used to paying quite relatively little for quite a bit of car. So, not only would you have to make the car somewhere where the exchange rate wouldn't have been a problem, but also make it cheap enough for the American customer.

    3. Becuase the American market can be very costly to serve because of legislation. Not only do you need separate certification and testing (to different standards than anywhere else), but also you can be hit by potentially lethal litigation under the American case law system. That is one of the reasons why Peugeot is content with a token presence in Mexico, but won't touch the US with a ten-feet pole.


    All the European makes present in the US are either strong, global premium brands (Mercedes, Audi, BMW/MINI, JLR, Volvo, exotic brands), or piggybacking off strong presence of corporate parent / partner in the US. This is how the US gets a small amount of Ford or GM European models, and how Fiat was able to return to the US with a single model thanks to Chrysler (otherwise it wouldn't have made any economic sense). And even Renault decided not to try that, despite being stronger than either PSA or Fiat globally.

    PSA neither has a premium brand, nor a partner that would be tied strongly enough to help them make a comeback. From that point of view, the failed alliance with Mitsubishi (a la Renault-Nissan) would have made quite a bit of sense, but fell through due to the usual conflict as to who's at the wheel (both the Mitsubishi keiretsu and the Peugeot family are notorious for not wanting to let go, Mitsubishi additionally burned by the failed DaimlerChrysler experiment).

    With Mitsubishi not being able to afford new model development in so many segments, they could have replaced e.g. the Galant with a Peugeot or Citroen midsize car, while lending PSA their CUV/SUV models (which partially happened). This would have obviously required coordination at a much earlier stage and developing either the Citroen or the Peugeot with the US market in mind (larger, cheaper to build), much like the Passat, and coordinating platform development.

    Another issue that would have to have been solved is branding and product planning. While Mitsu seems content with curbing their lineup to what really sells and positioning themselves as a cheap, but interesting alternative, PSA still has both brands covering essentially all ends of the market with vehicles almost directly competing with each other (i.e. almost every Peugeot model has a Citroen counterpart, both priced similarly).

    This creates two nondescript brands with ranges from luxury executive cars, premium CUVs, sportscars and cabrios through LCVs and cheap models based on antiquated technology for developing markets. This is not a good start for building global brand recognition.

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    Re: First Official Photos of All-New Peugeot 2008 Small Crossover

    I saw the 2008 trailered on a flat bed last week. The rear looks very similar to the 508.
    I think it looks good.

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    Re: First Official Photos of All-New Peugeot 2008 Small Crossover

    Quote Originally Posted by Bravada View Post
    OK now, so they've got this, the 4008, the 3008, the DS4, the C4 Aircross... And PSA is wondering why they keep losing money. They should look at Honda and ask themselves how many times THEY reinvent the same car.



    It doesn't really and to us Europeans who've seen Peugeot's x01 through x08 it's just bollocks.

    Yeah, so what about the multitude of VW golf platform based models within the VW AG? PSA is doing platform sharing just like any other car builder. I am surprised you are argumenting this.
    PSA is doing bad, because their only market is Europe which is currently going bad. Just like Opel is struggling.

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    Re: First Official Photos of All-New Peugeot 2008 Small Crossover

    Quote Originally Posted by ausrutherford View Post
    Anyone else see a Subaru Outback?

    I see a darn nice looking mini SUV.

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    Re: First Official Photos of All-New Peugeot 2008 Small Crossover

    Peugeot will build its European-bound 2008s in France, but interestingly, the car's other production sites are in Brazil and China, two of the world's most rapidly expanding car markets. Both Brazil and China prefer crossovers and SUVs to conventional hatchbacks and saloons, so the 2008 could be just the sales tonic for Peugeot's current financial woes.

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    Re: First Official Photos of All-New Peugeot 2008 Small Crossover

    I think the headlights and tail lights are very creative.

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