Peugeot launches new SUVs for Chinese market

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 19 Apr 2021


Dongfeng Peugeot has launched a new range of SUVs featuring its new roaring Lion logo for its customers in China at the 2021 Shanghai Motor Show. The new range comprises the Peugeot 4008, 4008 PHEV and 5008s.

Peugeot’s electrified range is also on show, including the e-2008, the new 4008 PHEV 4WD and the 508 L PHEV sedan. 2021 marks the 17th year of Dongfeng Peugeot.

Linda Jackson, CEO of Peugeot, said: “We have a strong global ambition. PEUGEOT will leverage its upscale, electrified models and new products, including its new SUV range, to set new standards and deliver an exceptional driving experience. China is one of the most important markets for Peugeot.

The new 4008 and 5008 embody the best of Peugeot's design and technology, including the innovative i-Cockpit, to provide an unparalleled driving experience. These new SUVs will most definitely meet the expectations of Chinese customers.”

The new Peugeot SUVs use the same design language found in the European variants. Their grille features a horizontal pattern that blends into the sides of the car for dramatic effect. All feature the carmaker’s new front and rear LED lights. The front lights come with Peugeot’s latest ‘fang’ design and the rear lights feature its iconic ‘three-claw’ signature.

Inside, the Peugeot i-Cockpit has been improved so it remains the benchmark for the C-SUV segment in China. The new 10-inch high-definition central touch screen is combined with piano keys. The 12.3-inch digital instrument panel is combined with the company’s innovative compact steering wheel for improved driving dynamics. The smooth Aisin EAT8 automatic gearbox enhances the driving experience further.