The Champion Dads Review of the Peugeot 4008 SUV
At the Geneva Motor Show in 2012, Peugeot, in cooperation with Mitsubishi, presented its new product - the 4008 crossover. The car, which is essentially a Japanese “parquet” SUV Mitsubishi ASX with a modified design, replaced the Peugeot 4007, which was completed in March 2012.
The platform for the 4008 is a shortened platform of the Model 4007. The wheelbase is 2.67 m and the wide gauge of 1,545 mm in the front and 1,540 mm in the rear are kept unchanged. External dimensions: length 4340 mm (295 mm less than the Peugeot 4007), width - 1800 mm, height - 1 630 mm. Trunk volume with a spare wheel - 416 liters. The lines and proportions of the new car most reflect its technical characteristics, dynamic qualities and readiness for any road. The new style of the Peugeot brand is expressed in a sleek body and design: there are LED lights in the front that surround the main headlights. Taillights are made in the form of three red rays. Off-road component of the design is manifested in the vertical design of the grille and door sills and wheel arches. The almost horizontal grooves on the bonnet and the characteristic lines extending to the rear wings and entering the rear lights, which, because of this element, have an unusual double-sided shape, underline the power and dynamism of the Model 4008.
The interior has been improved by using a wide range of materials, a soft-touch front panel and dashboard visor, as well as a lacquered lining of the center console. There are options for a complete set of fabric, combination and leather trim. One of the main features of the crossover is a panoramic glass roof, available in top of the range, which allows you to fill the interior with light, which enhances the passengers a sense of spaciousness and comfort. By the way, in the rear seats, even in the base version, there is an LED light for reading in the dark.
The front seats are very wide. However, there is plenty of space between the driver and the front passenger. The lower space in the back row is not just enough - it will be comfortable even for tall adults. Climate control in the cabin Peugeot 4008 is equipped with a single-zone automatic climate control with mechanical or automatic control, which can cool the glove box, as well as a cabin filter. The front seats can be electrically adjustable and equipped with 2-stage heating.
The interior of the new Peugeot 4008 is thought out to the smallest detail, practical and well thought-out compartments for things deserve special mention. In the center console there are 2 coasters, a compartment for small items, a napkin holder, USB, AUX connectors (their availability depends on the configuration) and a 12V outlet. An additional outlet is located in the luggage compartment. The illuminated glove box is very spacious and is equipped with a holder for pens, cards or papers. Plastic bottles of 1.5 liters are placed in the door pockets. For the convenience of the rear passengers, there are pockets and nets on the backs of the front seats, and in the rear armrest there are 2 cup holders.
The Peugeot 4008 offers an extensive list of accessories, from those designed for carrying luggage: roof rails, bicycles for bicycles and skis, a wardrobe bag on the roof, etc .; to a variety of door sills, protection bumper, floor mats in the cabin and in the trunk of different materials, covers, etc.
Leather Multifunction allows you to work with cruise control and an audio system equipped with support for MP3, USB and 6 speakers, with Bluetooth hands-free function, without interrupting control of the car. The navigation system with a touch-screen color display and parking sensors with a rearview camera add a sense of modernity and the pleasure of using high technology. Thanks to all this, the new 4008 is as comfortable as possible on long-distance and long city trips.
As an option, it is possible to replace the mechanical central locking with an electronic control panel. Also, this system provides for starting the engine without the usual key, but with a button.
In the Peugeot 4008 engine range, there are four units - two petrol (1.6 liters, 114 hp and 2.0 liters, 150 hp) and two diesel (1.6 liters, 110 hp and 1) , 8 liters, 150 hp) of the engine, which are paired with either a 5-speed manual or a CVT, or with a 6-speed "mechanics", respectively. Russian sales of the crossover started in April 2012, we are supplied exclusively with all-wheel drive versions with a 2.0-liter 150-horsepower gasoline engine, paired with a 5-speed manual and a CVT. In terms of environmental performance, this engine meets modern Euro-5 standards. To optimize fuel consumption, reduce harmful emissions and noise by reducing the engine idle time, a stop and start system can be installed on the vehicle.
Peugeot 4008 has the highest level of security due to its excellent equipment and controllability. Basic active safety equipment includes anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), emergency braking assistance (EBA), dynamic stability control (ESP), Hill Start Assist lift assistance system (HSA ). Automatic headlights, headlamp washers and fog lights can be included in the basic equipment or an option. Also on the car can be installed xenon headlights with a washer and an automatic equalizer.
The level of passive safety is also high. Zones with a programmed deformation force and a reinforced “humeral” belt of the power structure of the body provide a high level of absorption and dissipation of energy of frontal, lateral and rear impacts. In the maximum configuration, the Peugeot 4008 is equipped with two front airbags, an inflatable airbag that protects the driver’s feet, two front side airbags and two window curtains. In addition, the car is equipped with five 3-point seat belts, two Isofix anchorages for child seats, and three child seat anchorages on 2 side rear seats.