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 Picasso).
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 functionality.
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).