For many auto enthusiasts, especially, those with preference for Peugeot vehicles, the wait is over, as their demand for a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), commonly known in Nigeria as Jeep, has been met by the renowned auto maker.
The Peugeot 4008 is here to answer all the questions about off-road and off-road drives.
Before now, Peugeot has not been known for making Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs). It was known more with the production of sedans and estates. You remember the 404, 504 and 505 sedans and estates. They were in a class of their own during their time. They were preferred models of car buyers in the 70’s and 80’s.
Peugeot has taken advantage of the current trend in the automobile industry whereby Sport Utility Vehicles have become the way forward to launch itself into the SUV category.
The launch of the 4008 into the market marks yet another beginning for Peugeot in the automobile world especially at a time when even luxury automakers are veering into SUV production. Even Bentley has come up with Bentaya, and Jaguar launched F-Pace, Porsche did theirs and Audi introduced many SUVs.
Only an unserious car maker would ignore these car segment and Peugeot has cashed into this segment with the 4008.
Having established itself as one of the leading automobile makers in the world, Peugeot has brought its many years of experience to bear in the new 4008 sport utility vehicle. The 4008 adopts a clearly distinctive style.
It asserts a personality with audacious lines and a genuine all-terrain attitude that is both expressive and dynamic. Compact and solid, the Peugeot 4008 is an off-road vehicle with a strong personality. It combines outstanding handling with comfort. The versatility according to Peugeot was achieved through a high quality suspension system and a range of transmission mode.
Distributed in Nigeria by PAN Nigeria with head offfice in Kaduna and a network of branches and after-sales facilities nation-wide, the 4008 is masterfully crafted to take any tough task. The 4×4 mode of the 4008 overcomes every terrain when the need arises while the two-wheel drive is at home with dry tarmac road. In poor road like sandy or muddy road, the 4WD Lock mode tackles the road with ease.
Interestingly, the 4008 is available with a 2.0 litre engine which delivers 150 brake-horse power. Here, the user has the advantage of fuel economy and at the same time, a powerful engine. This engine is marched with a continuously variable automatic transmission, CVT, combined with steering wheel paddle-shift controls for driving pleasure.
The adventurous personality of the 4008 comes hand-in-hand with an interior that is enhanced by the quality of the trim and the materials used such as chrome. Other details like the LED lighting on the side of the glass panoramic roof contribute to the perceive quality of the interior.
The 4008 is fitted with efficient and practical equipment, devised for occupants’ pleasures, safety and driving comfort. For instance, with the 4008, the traditional key has been replaced by an electronic recognition system that simplifies using the 4008. With the identifier still in your pocket or hand-bag, you can access your 4008, start it, and top it simply by pressing the button.
The vehicle can be locked again simply by pressing the button on the front door handle or boot as you leave. There is generous legroom and headroom for all occupants.
The 4008 also offers occupants comforts worthy of the finest saloon cars: numerous storage comportments, automatic air conditioning, a refrigerated glove box, electric windows, quality sound system etc.
Peogeot didn’t leave anything out in ensuring safety in the new 4008. The 4008 uses an ESP that incorporate traction control and hill assist functions. The car is also fitted with automatic light illumination based on the exterior level, with fog lights built into the front bumper, Xenon headlamps combined with headlamp washers and an electric attitude correction system that reduces dazzle for other road users.
The 4008 is fitted with seven air bags, ISOFIX, as well as front and rear audio park assist system. The customer can choose from a variety of interior trims. The 301, 508, Partner and 3008 are other Peugeot models complementing the 4008 on the Nigerian road.
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