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In the automotive industry - as in many other aspects of life - size is everything. Of course, that was until "the larger the better" mantra got sideswiped by the efficiency beast. Now, automakers everywhere are sticking their nose up at the larger than life models and switching to "compact SUVs" to boost their sales. Peugeot is just one of these automakers clamoring to get a hold of the market with their new Peugeot 2008. The model will be unveiled in March at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

The new 2008 crossover is based on the 208 hatchback from which it borrows the front grille and the front and rear lights. Unlike the hatchback however, the ride and driving positions have been raised so that the 2008 will offer improved off-road capabilities.

Engine line-up will also be borrowed from the 208, but will add a new 3-cylinder petrol engine that will allow the 2008 to deliver a CO2 emission of just 99g/km.

UPDATE 01/07/13: This review has been updated with the official details images and specs. Hit the jump to read more about the 2013 Peugeot 2008.

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Is Peugeot Already Testing the Next-Generation 2008?

Is Peugeot Already Testing the Next-Generation 2008?

Will share underpinnings and body panels with the upcoming Opel Meriva and Citroen C3 Picasso

It’s been less than three months since Peugeot unveiled the facelifted version of the current 2008 crossover, and it appears that the French firm is already testing a next-generation version. That’s the word from our paparazzi, who claim that the test mule in the images above is the second-generation 2008.

Although it looks nothing like a Peugeot and its nearly identical to the upcoming Opel Meriva that’s already been spotted testing in Europe, the different front end makes us believe that this could be next 2008. And the reason for that is simple. With GM and PSA having already worked together to develop successors to the Opel Meriva and Citroen C3 Picasso, it makes a lot of sense that the other brand from the PSA Group, Peugeot, to benefit from the new platform.

Both the new Meriva and C3 Picasso will ditch their minivan roots in favor of a more SUV-like approach, which Peugeot already did with the 3008 and likely wants the next-generation 2008 to follow a similar path. The camouflage is obviously too heavy to spot the essential details, but with the Opel and the Citroen prototypes sharing the same body panels except the front fascia, it’s likely that the 2008 will have a similar design and stand out by means of Peugeot’s newly redesigned grille and bold bumper seen on the larger 3008.

The only confusing detail here is the surprisingly low ride height, which wouldn’t make sense for a crossover in this category. This could change as the model gets closer to its launch date and the camouflage becomes thinner to let more details hit the surface. Speaking of the vehicle’s launch date, there’s no official timetable as to when that may happen, but the redesigned 2008 could break cover in 2017 and go on sale for the 2018 model year in Europe.

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2017 Peugeot 2008

2017 Peugeot 2008

Still no AWD, but it has a cool five-mode Grip Control feature

Launched in 2013, the Peugeot 2008 has been met with great enthusiasm. Praised for its affordable sticker, large trunk, classy interior, and competitive running costs, Peugeot’s first mini SUV sold more than 500,000 units globally as of February 2016. However, the 2008 received its fair share of criticism, especially for its somewhat odd looks and not so comfortable ride. Peugeot is looking to fix that with a mid-cycle facelift, which is slated to make its public debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March.

Like most facelifts, the 2008’s is far from extensive in terms of design. The crossover remains familiar with only mild changes inside. However, Peugeot did manage to add a bit of sportiness to its mini SUV, a feature that’s more obvious thanks to the new, range-topping GT Line model. While the interior remained pretty much the same styling-wise, the 2008 gained a couple of upgrades in the tech department.

Under the hood, it continues with small-displacement gasoline and diesel engines with enhanced output and fuel economy. Although there’s no optional all-wheel drive, which is rather awkward for a crossover, the facelift brings a cool new feature. It’s called Grip Control and has five modes for different terrain conditions.

Pricing information is not yet available, but we should find out more about it at the Geneva Motor Show. Will the new 2008 manage to draw in customers from the highly competitive Renault Captur and Nissan Juke? Read on to find out!

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2016 Peugeot 2008 DKR16

2016 Peugeot 2008 DKR16

Peugeot has an impressively diverse history when it comes to motorsports. The company has participated in rallying, hill climbs, endurance racing, touring car racing, and supplied engines for Formula 1. Peugeot can lay claim to 4 WRC championships, 3 Le Mans wins, and 4 Dakar Rally wins. That’s quite the list already, but it seems that Peugeot would like to increase that last number, and has a car ready to compete in the 2016 Dakar Rally. That car is the 2008 DKR16, and despite its name, it has almost nothing in common with the regular road-going 2013 Peugeot 2008 crossover. However, it is based on last year’s Dakar machine, the 2014 2008 DKR.

This obviously isn’t uncommon though, and the 2015 Mini All 4 Racing that currently dominates the rally has little in common with Mini’s road cars either. It’s a shame though, because back when Peugeot first started winning Dakar Rallies, the 205 T16 cars that were used were much more closely related to something you could find at a dealership, even if it was a homologation special. But Dakar is a grueling event, and if a company with a strong history in both rallying and endurance racing thinks that this is the vehicle it needs to win, then it’s probably right.

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4 Best Black Friday Deal Haulers

4 Best Black Friday Deal Haulers

Thanksgiving has come and gone, which means the nation-wide rush to collect maximum savings from those shameless Black Friday offers is now officially in full swing. There are few things the U.S. loves more than a good deal, and those seeking to (sometimes literally) beat the crowds on this sales crusade should expect anything and everything, from mildly annoyed grandmas, to highly trained, militant retail extremists sporting linoleum-colored camouflage and laser-guided credit cards. This is the big time, a world-renowned annual orgy of consumption that makes the Battle of Helm’s Deep look like a cheese and cracker after party. People will literally go crazy over a flat-screen HD television available for $328, or a 10-speed electric food mixer for $199. Forget the hospital bills, you’d be crazy not to go shopping today!

It’s tough out there, and to survive, you’ll need a vehicle capable of weathering the discount hurricane. The masses will almost certainly devolve to the point of barbarism, so before stepping into the fray, consider our list of ideal Black Friday Deal Haulers. Then clip those coupons, load up the chariot, pack a snack next to the pepper spray, and charge!

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2014 Goodwood Festival Of Speed - Preview

2014 Goodwood Festival Of Speed - Preview

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is only 21 years old. That’s very young when compared to other automotive events; but make no mistake, this annual gathering has grown to become one of the most important racing happenings in the world. The festival attracts not only historic and modern race cars alike, but also a host of past and present drivers to hoon some of the coolest vehicles up the Goodwood hill.

The event is getting better and better with each edition, and 2014 is no exception. With nearly 10 debuts set to take place in West Sussex, England, and with iconic drivers such as Richard Petty, Al Unser, John Surtees and Emerson Fittipaldi having already confirmed their presence, this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed is shaping up to be one hell of a spectacle.

NASCAR’s "King" Petty will arrive to drive his legendary No. 43 Plymouth Belvedere through the course, while Unser will hoon the 1978 Penske Lola-Cosworth racer in which he won his third Indy 500. And that’s only a mere fraction of the action scheduled between June 26th and 29th.

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2014 Peugeot 2008 DKR

2014 Peugeot 2008 DKR

While Peugeot is showcasing the "crude steel" Exalt concept car at the Beijing Auto Show, its motorsport division is releasing the details on the 2008 DKR, the company’s first vehicle to take on the grueling Dakar Rally in 25 years.

The French manufacturer retired from the said rally in 1990, after winning it four times in a row with desert-prepped versions of the 205 supermini and 405 sedan. Now, nearly a year after Sebastien Loeb crushed the Pikes Peak record in an all-carbon version of the 208, Peugeot is announcing its return to Dakar with a vehicle based on the 2008 crossover.

Actually, we need to rephrase that to "loosely based on" the road-going vehicle, as the 2008 DKR has very little in common with the said crossover, save for the numeric name and a few design cues.

To be fielded under the colors of Team Peugeot Total in the 2015 Dakar, which is scheduled to begin next January, the 2008 DKR buggy will be driven by Carlos Sainz and Cyril Despres. Both have already won the rally, but while Sainz did it while driving a Volkswagen Touareg-based racer, Despres won the even riding KTM motorcycles.

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2013 Peugeot 2008

2013 Peugeot 2008

In the automotive industry - as in many other aspects of life - size is everything. Of course, that was until "the larger the better" mantra got sideswiped by the efficiency beast. Now, automakers everywhere are sticking their nose up at the larger than life models and switching to "compact SUVs" to boost their sales. Peugeot is just one of these automakers clamoring to get a hold of the market with their new Peugeot 2008. The model will be unveiled in March at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

The new 2008 crossover is based on the 208 hatchback from which it borrows the front grille and the front and rear lights. Unlike the hatchback however, the ride and driving positions have been raised so that the 2008 will offer improved off-road capabilities.

Engine line-up will also be borrowed from the 208, but will add a new 3-cylinder petrol engine that will allow the 2008 to deliver a CO2 emission of just 99g/km.

UPDATE 01/07/13: This review has been updated with the official details images and specs. Hit the jump to read more about the 2013 Peugeot 2008.

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2012 Peugeot 2008 Concept

2012 Peugeot 2008 Concept

In the past two years Peugeot has been pretty busy testing their new 2008 crossover, but while we were all waiting to see the production version, Peugeot decided to unveil a concept version at the upcoming Paris Motor Show.

The 2008 is an evolution of the Urban Crossover concept we have seen earlier this year and will be built as a competitor for the Nissan Juke. The 2008 combines the elegance and refinement of a hatchback with the remarkable versatility and interior space of a SUV. It measures just 4.14 meters long and 1.74 meters wide making it a perfect driving in the city.

The concept to be displayed in Paris is powered by a new 1.2-litre 3-cylinder engine with turbo and direct injection that helps it deliver an impressive 100 HP, but also low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

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Spy Shots: One Year Later, the Peugeot 2008 Goes Testing Again

It was exactly one year ago that we first captured the upcoming Peugeot 2008 on film wearing what looked to be a giant black trash bag as its cammo. Now, Peugeot has taken their new baby SUV out for another testing session wearing a dizzying array of white and black swirls.

The future 2008 was previewed by the Urban Crossover Concept unveiled earlier this year and will take on models like the Opel Mokka, Nissan Juke, and Skoda Yeti. It is basically an SUV version of the 208 and since it shares the same platform, will be about 3.80-3.90 meters long.

Details on the powertrain options are still being kept secret, but it is believed that it will be the first car within the PSA Group to be available as a petrol-hybrid model. The hybrid powertrain will be similar to the one found in the 3008 Hybrid4 (featuring a diesel engine) in which the electric engine and the batteries will be at the back and powering the rear wheels.

Since the new 208 does not offer a station wagon version, the 2008 will be the alternative for those who need more space and practicality.

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