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Peugeot's compact soft-roader is aimed at young city dwellers and will go into production on three continents

This new Peugeot 2008 concept hints at how Peugeot’s answer to the Nissan Juke will look in production later this year. It has made its debut at the Paris motor show.

The compact soft-roader takes inspiration from a trio of earlier concepts, including the Urban Crossover from Beijing in April. At 4.14m long and 1.74m wide, the high-riding 2008 is slightly longer but narrower than the Juke.

The styling borrows the Peugeot 208 supermini’s front end and raked windscreen, and it beefs up the stance with flared arches and sculpted wings. Power comes from a 110bhp turbocharged 1.2-litre triple.

The 2008 will be built in France, China and Brazil and is aimed at young city dwellers.

Another Peugeot newcomer at the Paris show is the 301, a family saloon to be built in Spain but sold in China and emerging markets, such as eastern Europe, Russia and the Middle East.

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BenC30 27 September 2012

2008? It sounds like it is


It sounds like it is past it's Best Before Date already!

Flash Harry 13 September 2012

If Peugeot can compete with

If Peugeot can compete with the Juke they certainly have hope with  this car.The Juke is popular here in Ireland too.

Ollieo 12 September 2012

I think it looks very Tiguan

I think it looks very Tiguan in profile (which is about as conventional as you can get). Also, though I understand it's in-keeping with the range, the name gives the gives the impression the car is a bit dated.

As for the comments about the Juke, it seems very popular in these parts too (northern England, that is...). And I know many people about my age 25, who pine for one, so Nissan are really doing something right at the moment.