Ahead of the highly anticipated 2016 Paris Motor Show, Peugeot has revealed a SUV lineup that it will showcase. We believe that this SUV lineup will be at the forefront of their product list when they arrive in the sub-continent by the end of this decade. This list comprises the 2008 compact, 3008 C-segment SUV as well as the much larger 5008. Also in attendance will be their 3008 DKR which will be their competitor for the 2017 Dakar rally.
The 2008 is the French automaker’s compact SUV. At just over 4 metres, it has space for five and is offered with a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol as well as 1.6-litre diesel in various states of tune. The former can be had with a five-speed manual or an AMT while the latter gets the option of a six-speed manual.
Moving ahead, the recently unveiled 3008 will be their new C-segment competitor and will debut Peugeot’s new i-Cockpit system which is similar to that of Audi’s virtual cockpit technology. This model is also offered with a range of petrol and diesel engines both of which can be had with automatic transmissions.
Third in line is the much larger 5008 SUV which is a seven-seater and embodies all of the French automaker’s latest design philosophies like the grille design, tail lamp design and overall stance of the vehicle. It is offered with two diesel engines of which both can be had with manual or automatic transmissions.
Finally, Peugeot is also showcasing its Dakar rally tuned 3008 DKR which will be their competitor for the 2017 edition of the world’s most gruelling rally. The French automaker is expected to enter four vehicles in the competition and they will be piloted by an impressive roster of names like Sebastian Loeb and Carlos Sainz.
As per what we can see, the 2008 will take on the likes of the compact SUVs while the 3008 will be a rival for the Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano. The 5008 will be a D-segment SUV and take on the D-segment cars as well as SUVs like the soon-to-be-launched Hyundai Tucson.