4008 on hori­zon

The Weekend Post - Motoring - - Front Page -

AUSTRALIA and New Zealand will be two of the first mar­kets to re­ceive the 4008 with pro­duc­tion start­ing this month. The new 4008 will be avail­able in both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive ive ver­sions with com­pet­i­tive pric­ing. The new 4008 will en­ter one of the most com­pet­i­tive seg­ments of the mar­ket in Australia with a price tag sub-30k.

Peu­geot says it com­bines strength, power and driv­ing safety in all cir­cum­stances, par­tic­u­larly the he all-wheel drive vari­ant.

De­spite its links with Mit­subishi, all 4008s’ ex­te­rior pan­els, ex­cept the doors, are unique to and styled by Peu­geot. It is a much bet­ter-look­ing ve­hi­cle than the pre­vi­ous model.

In­te­rior am­biance is en­hanced by the choice of ma­te­ri­als, like the soft-tex­ture fas­cia, to the in­stru­ment panel vi­sor and the lac­quered black dec­o­ra­tion of the cen­tre con­sole. The 4008 sits on the same size wheel­base as the 4007 but is 30cm shorter. Glob­glob­ally, there are four en­gines on of­fer:offe a 1.6-litre (86kw/152nm) fo­four-cylin­der petrol with a five-speed man­ual gear­box, a 2.0-litre (113kw/198nm), four cylin­der with a fivespeeds man­ual or CVT, a 1.61.6-litre HDI (84kw/270nm) 280N280NM with over­boost mated to a six-speespeed man­ual and a 1.8-litre HDI (110kw/300nm) four-cylin­der turbo diesel with a six-speed man­ual trans­mis­sion.

To op­ti­mise con­sump­tion, the stop-and-start sys­tem is avail­able on both diesels and the 1.6-litre petrol.

Final Aus­tralian spec­i­fi­ca­tion and pric­ing will be an­nounced closer to the 4008’s on-sale date in June.

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