2013 Peugeot 2008 Compact SUV (PSA SUV) – first photos

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Here are the very first spy photos of the new baby SUV from the French PSA group based on the Mitsubishi ASX. After the successful co-operation with the first model, the Outlander based 4007 (and Citroen C-Crosser) the co-operation on the SUVs will continue. The Peugeot version will probably get the 2008 name, while it’s still unclear what the Citroen version would be called. This move will allow Peugeot and Citroen to offer a mid-size SUV to compete against the Skoda Yeti and Nissan Juke.

The new PSA SUV will be official in Europe during 2012, probably in Paris in September 2012. The PSA group is expecting the compact SUV market to grow about 60 % in the next couple of years and are calculating a sales figure about 50.000 units of their versions, both as Peugeot and Citroen. Power is expected to come from a 1.6 liter HDI engine and will be offered in both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. There will also be a 1.6 liter VTI petrol engine delivering some 120 horsepower for those who like to have a petrol car instead of the diesel.

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