The European market is going nuts over crossovers. Hence the
decision of most of the European companies to divert work on
their improvement. Peugeot went a step further and saved a
brand new model that is yet to build its reputation. However,
the success is not guaranteed due to tough competition,
primarily the German manufacturers – Audi and BMW. The
new crossover from Peugeot will replace the 5008 model, for now
is the internal codename P87, and SXC concept will form the
basis of the new 6008 for the 2016.
2016 Peugeot 6008 Exterior
Exterior-wise, large front grille, sharp headlights and
interesting, mildly muscular hood give new Peugeot
6008 a modern look. Length of the vehicle is going to be close
to 475 centimeters, which is sufficient percentages, regarding
the setup of seven seats. It seems that new Peugeot 6008 2016
will have a little longer wheelbase.
The Peugeot 6008 concept is built on the famous EMP2
platform (it already appeared in the Peugeot 308 and Citroen C4
The body is of aluminum that will bring less weight that will
reduce fuel consumption and improve the performance of the
drive unit. At the same time it obtains a solid foundation
which will increase the vehicle’s toughness.
Peugeot 6008 Interior
The 2016 Peugeot 6008 cabin has four doors. According to claims
of the interior designers, this interior can hardly be a
competitor to German companies. But it’s expected that the
company will invest all its power in installing all the new
parts of equipment it can offer. The car’s interior will
feature seven seats arranged in three rows, on the highest trim
level, seats will be covered with leather. Lots of
compartments and storage for small things, show that the
Peugeot engineers when they create this car pay attention to
Engine and Specs
The customers will be given the choice between several options.
The first option will be 1.6-liter Inline-4 gasoline engine
delivering 165 horsepower. Next in line are some gas options
with 205 and 270 horsepower. The second option includes
2.0-liter Blue Hdi diesel engine with an output of 150 as well
as 180 horsepower.
The customers will also be allowed to choose between 6-speed
manual and 6-speed automatic transmission.
As for 2016 Peugeot 6008 hybrid engine, it will be a
combination of the previously-mentioned petroleum engine (270
horsepower) and an electric motor.
Price and release date
There is still no official information on the date of the
vehicle release, but it’s expected to hit the market in the
seconds half of 2015. Rumor has it that it will first appear on
the Chinese market, and then in the rest of the world where the
business is run.
The pricing has also not been made public. According to some
calculations, basic model of 2016 Peugeot 6008 should cost
about €29,500 ($31,000).