The first details and drawings of the Peugeot 4008 2021 were unveiled. The claws of the Lion never stop scratching the floor, as evidenced by the significant move upmarket operated by the French manufacturer. After the launch of an ambitious Peugeot 508, determined to do battle with some German premiums, a large sports SUV should make its arrival. It could be called Peugeot 4008 2021, and display a template halfway between the 4.45 m of the 3008 and the 4.64 m of the 5008.
All generalist builders are going to do it, it’s almost a certainty. In the years to come, the SUV coupe silhouette will no longer be the preserve of the BMW X4 and other Mercedes GLC Coupes. This is a strategic niche to stem the loss of speed of classic sedans and ride an SUV trend far from running out of steam.
Volkswagen has just opened hostilities by revealing the Atlas Cross Sport Concept SUV, reserved for the American market. But a variation of our European Tiguan could see the light of day. In any case, within the Volkswagen group, the Cupra entity, recently emancipated from Seat, will be entitled to its Crossover coupe, while Skoda will decline its Kodiaq in the same way, starting in 2019.
Renault is also rumored to be working on a coupe SUV concept, noticeably close to the Koleos, but reserved for the Chinese market. Unfortunately, the same could apply to this future Peugeot 4008, unless the Sochaux firm changes its tune, as Skoda has done. The latter finally intends to market its future Kodiaq Coupé in Europe, after having announced it as exclusively intended for China.
Based on the EMP2 platform, the Peugeot 4008 would offer a length close to the 4.57 m of the DS7 Crossback, its cousin, but would have to be satisfied with a 300 hp cavalry, obtained by the rechargeable hybridization that the PSA group will induct from 2019.
There is therefore no question of investing in the flowerbeds of the BMW X4, with its ultra-powerful engines, but more of referring to the silhouette of the German, for the Peugeot 4008. Reduced glass surfaces, as well as an important fall of the flag, will characterize its line.
Probably launched in 2021, the Peugeot 4008, if it is marketed in France, should start pricing around 30,000 €.