Peugeot breaks out world premieres and new 2008 at the Geneva Motor Show

PEUGEOT_FRACTAL Peugeot is world premiering three models and first SUV of the year at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, from 1 March. The models highlight include the indomitable 2016 Dakar Rally winner Peugeot 2008 DKR, new 2008, FRACTAL Concept, 308 GTi and 308 R and Traveller, as well as Peugeot Scooters, Peugeot cycles PT AE21 and eC01.100 HYbrid-Bikes, and the entire Peugeot 8 range.

The new Peugeot 2008, a refreshed model for 2016, has been given a bold SUV design, with power and appeal. The Ultimate Red Color is a new shade reserved for the 2008. Design-wise, the new 2008 now incorporates elements such as; fender flares, vertical front grille and overriders. Four trim levels, Access, Active, Allure and GT, have been marked for the new 2008.

Peugeot 2008 DKR

Making its first public appearance since its return from South America: the Peugeot 2008 DKR number 302, driven by the Stéphane Peterhansel, winner of the 2016 Dakar Rally. Under its carbon skin, the 2008 DKR hides double triangle coil spring suspension with 460 mm travel, as well as magnesium one-piece wheels matched to 37 inch tyres which are still as robust, but lighter and more efficient for tackling such diverse and difficult terrain. Under the engine cover beats the big cat’s heart in spite of the flange imposed on it, the 3.0 liter twin-turbo diesel V6 had gained even more power, delivering 350 hp and 600 Nm torque. Peterhansel and Dakar rally team mate Sebastien Loeb will meet and greet fans at the Geneva show. Around the 2008 DKR, Peugeot Sport will be displaying its other creations: 308 GTi, with its 1.6 THP 270 hp engine and 308 R HYbrid, with its 500 hp hybrid powertrain.

With over 2.2 million customers won over since 2012 and the launch of the 208, the Peugeot i-Cockpit has become the distinguishing marker of the latest designs from the Lion. In 2015, Peugeot unveiled a new prospective study through an innovative concept called Peugeot FRACTAL. Behind the futuristic design of this electric urban coupé is hidden a new version of the i-Cockpit where the attention to sound provides an even more instinctive driving experience. Following on from sight and touch, hearing has become the third sense explored, giving driver and passengers a unique immersive experience thanks to a 9.1.2 sound system combining a high-quality 9.1 set-up that features tactile bass systems built into the back of each seat.

In the cabin, Peugeot FRACTAL focuses on innovative technology. The heads-up system comes with a digital tablet with HD holographic display, while the compact steering wheel has built-in touch pads and a double touch-sensitive interface to control the functions and acoustic ambiance. 80% of the interior trim surface is printed in 3D, such as the anechoic surfaces which guide the sound like in an auditorium.

Driven by an entirely electric powertrain, this urban coupé develops 204hp and has a 450 km range thanks to a streamlined design, a weight of just 1,000 kg and Tall & Narrow tyres with a narrow tread. It is certainly swift, reaching 100 km/h in 6.8. It is perfectly at home in the city with its compact stance (just 3.81 m) and variable ground clearance of 70 to 110 mm.

Peugeot Traveller: an invitation to luxury travel and comfort

Presented as a world exclusive at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the Peugeot Traveller has made a remarkable entry into the Combispace and VIP Shuttle sector. The Lion marque has equipped the Traveller with many other attractive features making it a benchmark in the segment. Its new base, adapted from the EMP2 modular platform, provides top quality, efficiency and record fuel consumption levels in the segment.

Its Euro6 BlueHDi engines are equipped with the most efficient pollution control technology on the market with a SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) system upstream of the DFP (Diesel Particulate Filter). Already tried and tested since July 2013, they combine driving enjoyment and performance, offering up to 180 hp and 400 Nm. Thanks to this technology, the Traveller range boasts an average CO2 emission level of only 140 g/km (5.4 l/100 km), crowning it best-in-class in the segment.

On board, the Traveller promises calm journeys thanks to road qualities that are worthy of Peugeot’s expertise, as well as luxury comfort and ambience. Multiple configurations up to 9 seats and a wide range of equipment, sometimes exclusive in the segment, make the Traveller a vehicle that makes life easy and adapts to everyday life. As regards safety, the Traveller was given the 5-star rating in the Euro NCAP tests, the results of which were released in December 2015.

The launch of the new Peugeot Traveller combispace confirms the brand’s goal of applying its dynamic strategy to all segments. With the Traveller i-Lab, it presents its vision of the future for business customer travel. Connectivity is revolutionizing the services offered for a unique and streamline experience.

Based on the EMP2 platform, this VIP shuttle 3.0 has an optimum balance between exterior volume and interior roominess. For on-board guests, travelling becomes an inspiring journey that is conducive for business. The four individual seats are arranged opposite one another around a giant 32-inch touch tablet, with the capacitive touchscreen and supported by an arch. With the WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth, induction charging docks or virtual reality headset, all uses are possible.

For the driver, the Traveller i-Lab’s technological equipment guarantees the satisfaction of its passengers. Journeys are made in complete safety with road sign reading and driver inattention monitoring devices. The new generation of Peugeot connected 3D navigation informs the driver in real time and in a contextualized way. Therefore, it optimizes journeys according to the traffic and the passenger’s agenda.

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