Jakarta — Astra Peugeot expressed readiness to present a new car in the near future. Although the model has not been specified with certainty, predictions point to crossover 2008 Peugeot compact.
This is in line with the focus of manufacturers who plan to seriously work on the SUV segment in the Indonesian automotive market.
Previously, Astra Peugeot had already marketed the 3008 and 5008 in the Allure Plus and Active variants.
These models have successfully boosted Astra Peugeot’s sales figures in recent years.
“The Peugeot 3008 and 5008 SUVs have been accepted by the Indonesian market in the last 4 years. We think it is time to present a new class of SUV for the local market and provide many choices for Indonesian consumers,” said Rokky Irvayandi, Chief Executive of Astra Peugeot.
In his press statement, Monday (10/1/2021), Rokky said the presence of the new model is planned to be realized no later than March 2022.
“The plan quarter first of the season. Hopefully it will be faster,” he said.
Furthermore, Astra Peugeot said it would make the momentum of 2022 an opportunity. Moreover, the business atmosphere is considered quite helpful. In particular, economic conditions began to appear to be moving in a positive direction.
Headlights Photo Leaks
The prediction of Peugeot 2008 as the next new car from Astra Peugeot is reinforced by one of the documents attached to the press statement yesterday.
There is a photo showing the headlights of a car whose design is very identical to that of the compact SUV. Apart from the shape, its trademark is three horizontal LED lines lined on the outside of the lamp.
Based on information, this car has dimensions (LxWxH) 4,300 mm x 1,987 mm x 1,530/1,550 mm. It is very likely that this car is still in the same class as crossover other compacts, such as the Honda HR-V, Suzuki SX4 S-Cross, Mazda CX-3, Kia Seltos, Hyundai Kona, and Toyota C-HR.
For the time being, the description of the specifications can peek at models marketed in other countries.
In the Australian market, the 2008 Peugeot comes with a 1,200 cc petrol engine producing 130 hp and 230 Nm of torque. The engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
In addition, there is also a more powerful engine option that has a peak power of 155 hp and a maximum torque of 240 Nm. For this engine choice, the transmission uses an 8-speed automatic type.
Author: Mada Prastya
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