The Qashqai had better watch out! Peugeot has confirmed a model based on its Prologue concept, seen at this yearís Paris Motor Show, will go on Sale
here by the end of 2009.
Itís codenamed the T84 and is likely to be called the 3008 when it hits showrooms. The SUV/hatchback crossover will be the first model to take the fight directly to Nissanís smash-hit Qashqai.
Two-wheel-drive variants of the 3008 go on Sale
next year, with a choice of petrol or diesel power. And in 2011, an all-wheel-drive diesel-electric hybrid will join the line-up.
Peugeot anticipates the latter will have a power output of 197bhp, with CO2 emissions of 109g/km. Prices for the 3008 range are set carry a premium of about £1,000 over the equivalent 308 hatchback models. Further details are set to be revealed at the official unveiling early next year.
However, thatís not all Peugeot has in store. The company is also readying an all-new seven-seat MPV, based on the same platform. This is due to appear in showrooms in 2010.