This article includes speculative illustrations for the Peugeot 1008, rumored to have been created by Jean-François Hubert / SB-Medien for CarScoops that are not affiliated with or endorsed by Peugeot.
In a world dominated by SUVs, where new models are becoming more expensive, automakers are trying to expand their range towards more affordable offerings focused on emerging markets. In this context, there have long been rumors that Peugeot is working on an even smaller SUV, called 1008so we gathered all the information about the future French model.
After the cessation of 108 city carThe 1008 could be a new entry point into the Peugeot range, occupying the larger 2008, 3008 and 5008 SUVs. Our colleagues Jean-François Hubert / SB-Medien sent us the following speculative reflection on what the model might look like, based on Peugeot’s modern design language.
The picture of our artist shows an SUV with a short hood, compact size and high driving position, with a practical five-door body. In the front we see the new Peugeot logo with a (covered) grille, similar in design to the one we saw on the updated 3008/5008 and the new 308. The LED headlights have branded bumper extensions, and the two-tone trim and tinted fenders are the latest touches to modern aesthetics.
The closest Peugeot, which was in the A-SUV segment, is the HR-1 concept in 2010, although it did not lead to a production model. In 2017 and 2019, the company was caught testing 1008 prototypes disguised as lifting versions of the previous generation 208indicating that the project is still under development.
Recent rumors of the 1008 circulating in the French media suggest that it may share the CMP architecture with Citroën New C3, A 3.98-meter (156.7-inch) SUV designed for India and South America. The same platform is also used Peugeot 208 and the Opel Corsa superminis, while the stretched version underlies more Peugeot 2008Opel Mokka and SUV DS 3 Crossback.
In terms of dimensions, the Peugeot 1008 could be 4.00 to 4.15 m (157.5-163.4 inches) in length, maintaining a safe distance from 2008, which is 4.30 m (169.3 inches) in length . Despite its compact size, the tall five-door body still offers a lot of practicality for this segment, designed for buyers who want more space and features than what they get from a conventional city car.
Given that the 1008 is likely to be value-oriented, the natural choice for its powertrains will be the tried and tested 1.2-liter three-cylinder Puretech engine, especially for developing countries. For Europe, Peugeot may introduce the all-electric version of the e-1008 as the most affordable EV, competing with cheaper third-party offerings.
In terms of market positioning, the Peugeot 1008 can take between them Toyota Aygo X and Yaris Cross in Europe. Similarly she could position herself in between Hyundai Casper (SUV) and Hyundai Bayon (B-SUV) in other markets, bringing together the best of both worlds. A similar proposal too expected Skoda, so there is a lot of future in this intermediate segment.
Although we have no information on the possible opening date of 1008, the fact that Citroën will release a new C3 in India in the first quarter of 2022 means we could hear more news about a possible brother and sister with a lion .
The Peugeot 1008 2025 may become the most affordable SUV in the range
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