New Peugeot 4008 coupe-SUV set to arrive in 2020

Sleek Peugeot 4008 to join brand’s SUV line-up, and our exclusive images show how the newcomer could look

Peugeot is looking to build on the strong success of its 2008, 3008 and 5008 SUVs with a sportier, sleeker fourth model. Likely to be named 4008, it’ll offer a more coupe-like design to take on cars such as the Toyota C-HR, and will arrive early in 2020.

The new Peugeot, previewed by our exclusive images, will be inspired by the success premium German brands such as BMW have enjoyed in the coupe-SUV sector and will be based on the existing 3008. As a result, we can expect the ‘3008 coupe’ to have a curvier exterior, with a sloping roofline and reduced side glass area.

Best 4x4s and SUVs on sale right now

It’s set to feature a number of unique styling details, including blade-shaped LED running lights, a more aggressive grille and a distinctive single-piece light bar at the rear. The more elegant profile would allow the 4008 to offer an edge over less style-focused mainstream SUVs, while competing with high-end crossovers.

Speaking exclusively to Auto Express, Peugeot CEO Jean-Phillipe Imparato said there would be “other things” to come from its SUV range. “Remember when we said two years ago we would launch five new SUVs in the coming two years? We did it: three in Europe and two more in China,” he told us. “It’s time to come back to our DNA, and then we will maintain the growth of our SUV range in the future because the market is strong.”

Imparato also insisted that all Peugeot models would feature the company’s innovative i-Cockpit, with high-set digital instruments and a small steering wheel. The 4008 would therefore adapt the 3008’s cabin with a lower, sportier driving position.

Best crossovers on the market

Despite the roofline, the 4008 is set to be offered in full five-seat form. As with the 3008 and 5008, the car will sit on PSA’s latest EMP2 modular platform. However, engineers are aiming to make the 4008 more engaging to drive than its siblings with a unique suspension set-up.

The engine range will kick off with the three-cylinder PureTech turbo petrol engine, plus 1.6 and 2.0-litre four cylinder BlueHDi diesels. The 1.6-litre THP engine from the DS 7 Crossback will also transfer over.

Two plug-in hybrid variants will support the range, too. Both will use the 1.6-litre THP engine, with one using a single front-mounted electric motor to make around 240bhp. The second, likely to be dubbed GT instead of GTi, will feature electric motors on both axles for four-wheel drive, and could produce up to 300bhp. 

Click here to find out what it's like to live daily life with a Peugeot 3008... 

Recommended

Peugeot Le Mans Hypercar revealed with groundbreaking design
Peugeot leMans Hypercar
News

Peugeot Le Mans Hypercar revealed with groundbreaking design

Peugeot's 2022 World Endurance Championship competitor has finally been revealed in full, without the traditional rear wing
6 Jul 2021
Best 60s cars: the 30 greatest cars of the 1960s
Best cars of the 60s - header
Best cars & vans

Best 60s cars: the 30 greatest cars of the 1960s

The swinging sixties brought a vast array of unforgettable cars that would establish the path of the industry for decades to come. We pick our top 30 …
21 Jun 2021
Stellantis maps out future EV platforms with up to 497 miles of range
Stellantis battery
Peugeot

Stellantis maps out future EV platforms with up to 497 miles of range

Four new EV platforms for Stellantis Group, the first of which we’ll see in 2023
20 Apr 2021
New Peugeot badge references 1960s logo and signals upmarket rebrand
Peugeot badge
Peugeot

New Peugeot badge references 1960s logo and signals upmarket rebrand

Peugeot looks to a future at the posh end of the Stallantis portfolio with a new logo and corporate look
25 Feb 2021

Most Popular

Friends reunited: buying back a Porsche 911
Porsche 911
Porsche 911 Coupe

Friends reunited: buying back a Porsche 911

How perfect timing led a Porsche 911 fanatic to buy back his old car
14 Oct 2021
New Ford Focus unveiled with 2021 facelift and tech updates
Ford Focus ST Line - front
Ford Focus Hatchback

New Ford Focus unveiled with 2021 facelift and tech updates

Ford has given the Focus hatchback a refresh for 2021, with a new design and an improved infotainment suite
14 Oct 2021
Nissan launches combined PCP finance deal for electric car and charger
Nissan Leaf
Nissan

Nissan launches combined PCP finance deal for electric car and charger

The unusual new offer is available on the Nissan Leaf and e-NV200 van – and it includes the cost of installing the wallbox charger at your home
13 Oct 2021