Peugeot 108 will turn into a tiny crossover

Peugeot 108 will turn into a tiny crossover

September 12, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Since segment A is not as popular as it used to be, automakers are looking for different ways to maximize their profits. Skoda, for example, got rid of the Citigo, and now it seems the same could apply to another car: the Peugeot 108.

Having entered production since 2014 alongside its siblings from Toyota and Citroen, the Aygo and C1 respectively, the city car is nearing the end of its life, and it looks like the French company is not interested in creating a direct successor. Instead, she could allegedly turn it into a tiny crossover, possibly called the 1008.

According to a foreign publication, the newcomer can be built on the basis of a subcompact crossover in 2008 on the same CMP platform. As for the engine range, Peugeot could offer a range of gasoline engines, starting with the 75-horsepower PureTech as the base one, depriving the line of diesel units.

Peugeot may also follow the lead of the upcoming Dacia Spring crossover with an all-electric powertrain. It is assumed that in this case it will be equipped with an electric motor from the e-2008, where it develops a power of 136 hp. and is powered by a 50 kWh battery, giving it a 310 km range on the WLTP cycle.

In a five-door version with a 5-seater saloon, the 1008 is expected to be about 4,150 mm in length, that is, 150 mm shorter than the second generation Peugeot 2008. The new product is expected to arrive in late 2021 – early 2022.