Based on the new 208, the 2008 Concept is targeted to a global audience of young customers living in urban environments and looking for practicality.
The design was developed through a collaboration of the company’s styling teams in Paris, Shanghai and Sao Paulo.
|The 2008 Concept (left) and the Urban Crossover Concept presented at this year’s Beijing Show
It is 4.14m long and 1.74m wide, and is equipped with a development of the new generation 1.2 liter 3-cylinder engine with turbo and direct injection, delivering a 100 hp output.
Below we report the design details from the official press release.
The 2008 Concept naturally bears the stylistic codes of the Marque. With its athletic and sleek lines it imposes its bold posture which overturns and reinvents the standards of the larger vehicles in the small-vehicles segment.
It is painted fluorescent yellow with Velvet matt varnish, a very luminous colour which is full of energy. The body is punctuated with Dark Chrome details, accentuating the modernity and elegance of this concept car.
The front face is refined and full of presence, where hood and wings give a reassuring impression of protection and strength.
This perception is identical at the rear where the shape combines solidity with dynamism.
And so a profiled and very aerodynamic silhouette is outlined. The side lines, traced in the direction of the road, give the impression of a lively, sleek and dynamic vehicle.
The ‘floating grille’ has a design cut into the metal, combined with a sophisticated dual-aspect treatment following the example of the new marque emblem. The headlamps, of a precise and unique design, bear the Peugeot identity.
Their contours follow the technical functions as closely as possible and so form the sharp pupil of a cat. Chiseled in form, they are aligned with the front face, giving it an even more expressive and individual character.
The 2008 Concept also has very sensuous and sophisticated sculpted wings and sides, indicating natural athletic qualities. The large wheels, the design of their wheel arches and the ground clearance symbolize an active life without restraint; agile, versatile and lightweight.
In profile, the curve of the roof accentuates the upper decoration of the rear doors. Exclusive, cut into the metal, it appears crimped into the bodywork. This refinement also marks the precise design of the aluminum spoiler and roof bars which give the appearance of a vehicle designed for speed and leisure.