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Mike Stevens | Feb, 22 2012 | 6 Comments

Peugeot has confirmed that its all-new 4008 small SUV will make its Australian debut in June, following its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show.

With production of petrol and diesel variants set to begin next month, Australia will be one of the first markets to pick up the new SUV.

Peugeot Australia boss Ken Thomas said today that he expects the new model to boost the carmaker's local sales by 20 percent.

"The 4008 allows Peugeot access to the ever expanding compact SUV segment with a product that’s perfectly suited to today’s active consumer."

Thomas added that the 4008 will kick off at a price point below the $30,000 mark, placing it $10,000 below the cheapest 3008 and almost in-line with the top-shelf 308 Touring wagon variant.

The new Peugeot will also enter above the $25,000 Mitsubishi ASX with which the 4008 shares parts of its platform, challenging the likes of the $27,490 Nissan Dualis, Honda's $28,090 CR-V and the $28,490 Volkswagen Tiguan.

Globally, the 4008 will be offered with four engine choices:

  • 1.6 litre (86kW/152Nm) four-cylinder petrol with a five-speed manual transmission
  • 2.0 litre (113kW/198Nm) four-cylinder petrol with a five-speed manual or CVT automatic
  • 1.6 litre HDi (84kW/270Nm - 280Nm with Overboost) four-cylinder diesel with a six-speed manual
  • 1.8 litre HDi (110kW/300Nm) four-cylinder diesel with a six-speed manual transmission

Four-wheel-drive versions will also be offered, with three transmission modes: 2WD, 4WD and Lock.

In both four-wheel-drive modes the distribution of the torque between the front and the rear is managed electronically.

In Lock mode the four-wheel drive transmission becomes permanent, with even greater distribution of torque to the rear wheels.

Peugeot believes this transmission will represent more than 80 percent of sales, and in some areas it will be the only transmission offered - including in Europe.

Australian specifications will be revealed closer to the 4008's launch date.

 
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