Although not particularly successful, the 4008 nameplate is rather a familiar nameplate among Peugeot lovers. It was launched in 2012, at the time when the French manufacturer was still all about minivans. Therefore, it’s no wonder that the original model was actually based on Mitsubishi ASX. Unfortunately, it wasn’t particularly popular, so the discontinuation happened already in 2017. Four years later, we are getting reports about the possible comeback, already as the 2021 Peugeot 4008. This time, the design approach would mean a far more attractive and more premium appeal.
At this point, this is just a rumor, but the latest reports suggest Peugeot might follow the latest trends in the automotive industry and offer a coupe crossover. As you may presume, it would be based on the compact 3008, sharing mechanics, interior and most of the aesthetics. We could see it already this year.
2021 Peugeot 4008 Design
As we just mentioned, the new 2021 Peugeot 4008 would be significantly different than the original model. With this one, the French manufacturer would aim for premium coupe crossovers, such as BMW X2. Mechanically, it would be pretty much the same as the 3008. Of course, this would also mean the same wheelbase, which measures around 105.3 inches in wheelbase.
Visually, we don’t expect bigger surprises. The front end would look identical to the more conventional sibling. This means the same face we saw with the recent update, which has brought a far more appealing look, characterized by a massive grille, sharper headlights and a far sportier bumper. On the other side, the rest of the body would come in a little bit sportier manner. This particularly refers to that sloping roofline, which will provide that coupe-like appearance. Of course, that would require changes on the rear end, see we count on a few of them as well.
On the inside, we have no doubt that the things would be pretty much the same as in the 3008 model, at least when it comes to the dashboard. The recent update has brought a couple of novelties, particularly in terms of the new 10-inch touchscreen. Also, materials seem finer, while the overall impression feels very premium-like. Of course, we count on a full load of standard and optional equipment, including lots of advanced safety features.
On the other side, we have no doubt that the sloping roof will have a negative impact in terms of comfort. Although it would provide a sportier appearance, it will also reduce the amount of headroom. The cargo area will certainly be smaller as well.
2021 Peugeot 4008 Engines
Once again, we should look at the 3008 to see what options will be offered under the hood of the new coupe crossover. The recent update has brought a couple of changes in this aspect, as more powerful diesel options aren’t in the offer anymore. Instead, there is just one, 1.5-liter HDi unit in the offer, with a max output of 130 horsepower.
As a replacement, PSA has developed two plug-in hybrid variants. Both are based on a 1.6-liter turbo-four engine and deliver either 225 or 300 horsepower, depending on the number of electric motors.
On the other side, the offer of petrol units is still quite decent. Base models are equipped with a 1.2-liter unit, which is good for about 130 horsepower. On the other side, the optional 1.6-liter turbo-four comes in two output variants, with either 165 or 180 horsepower.
When it comes to transmission, you may count on both automatic and manual units in the offer.
2021 Peugeot 4008 Release Date
Although officials are still quiet on this matter, many reports suggest we might see the 2021 Peugeot 4008 already by the end of this year. More details should be known in the near future.