2012 Peugeot 4008 Crossover Revealed, to Debut in Geneva

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Citroen has the new C4 Aircross to impress the crowd, and now it’s time to see what Peugeot has managed to do with the same platform. This is probabbly the same one that underpinnes the Mitsubishi ASX, as it has long bbeen rumored that it will spawn some PSA twins.
Let’s start with the looks. We’ve never been huge fans of Peugeot’s new design direction, but this is the first time we can say it works perfectly on a model. The creases on the bonnet make you think you have a V8 under there when you’re actually probably using diesel. We’re also glad to see that the lights have become more angular and flow toward the grille. Some will be quick to point out that it looks a bit like Audi’s new tapered grille, but that bevel makes it even cooler in our eyes. Compared to the 3008 and 5008, this is about twice as good-looking.

Some of the coolest features on this crossover include a glass panoramic roof, Open & Go system, 18-inch alloy wheels and a touch screen navigation system.

Just like the Citroen C4 Aircross, the 4008 offers both four-wheel-drive system with three transmission modes: two-wheel drive, four-wheel drive and Lock, which will get you out of a tight spot. You can also buy it with front wheel drive, and we expect a lot of people will.

The engine range includes the same 110 and 150 horsepower diesels that, while the petrol range also brings a 2.0-liter with naturally aspirated engine with 150 horsepower besides the base 1.6 that is only available with a five-speed manual box.

Presented at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, Peugeot 4008 will go on sale initially in international markets from 2012 second quarter.

So, which one will it be, the Citroen or the Peugeot? Vertical LEDs or a cool grille?
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