Peugeot was seen testing an SUV on Indian roads and this is not the first time. The Stellantis car maker is testing the Peugeot 2008 without camouflage. The SUV was seen on the Hosur highway near Chennai, which is in the south of India.
Two units of the SUV, in shades of orange and red, were spotted many times on Indian roads. The Peugeot 2008 comes with three powertrain options including Petrol, Diesel and Electric.
Peugeot 2008 highlights and transmission
The Peugeot 2008 has a very contemporary SUV design. Some features of the SUV include a big wide grill with the lion in the centre. The SUV has LED headlamps with LED DRLs and taillamps that are new and updated.
The 2008 model comes with two petrol engine options. It includes a 1.2-litre 100 bhp and 130 bhp version. The model has a 1.5-litre 110 bhp diesel engine and also a 136 bhp electric powertrain with a 50 kWh battery.
According to speculation, the Peugeot 2008 is testing the 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine which will power the Citroen CC21 SUV which will debut soon in Indian markets.
Stellantis’ plans for the SUV
The Stellantis’ focus has been on the Jeep and Citroen as of late. They have no major plans to relaunch the Peugeot 2008 model.
Citroen plans to launch its second product in India, the C3, in 2022 with the current plans to develop the SUV. Meanwhile, Jeep is gearing up to undertake three new models. The Compass Trailhawk will return in the imminent weeks – the variant was discontinued when the restyling was launched. The new Jeep Meridian and the new Grand Cherokee will also arrive in the coming months. The Grand Cherokee is expected to be made locally with only the five-seater model expected to arrive here.
1. Are Peugeot cars available in India?
The Peugeot brand has decided to expand the options of a potential buyer when entering the Indian market. The Peugeot brand is best known for its Peugeot 207, Peugeot 4008 and Peugeot 508 cars.
2. When did Peugeot leave India?
The Peugeot 309 was the only model available in India during the 1990s. It was successful for the first few years, but making spare parts was pretty hard during those times. This was not helpful in the Indian market and so the company decided to pull out.
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