Peugeot 2008, one of the most expected new arrivals in the SUV market, will make its official launch in Pakistan tomorrow.
Lucky will use the same assembly facility, but with a separate assembly line for Kia and Peugeot vehicles. According to their working operational venture with KIA, the company is not required to assemble KIA vehicles only in Pakistan.
Lucky Motors began the local operation of KIA brand vehicles, focusing on the crossover/SUV segment. In fact, they can be considered a pioneer in the transformation of this segment. It is clear that Lucky intends to continue along the same lines with the Peugeot vehicles. Lucky imported three Peugeot brand vehicles as CBU for local testing and possible local assembly and CKD.
About The SUV
Peugeot 2008 is a subcompact crossover SUV that will compete with the Kia Stonic, the MG ZS, the Proton X50, and the DFSK Glory 500. According to the official website, it will be powered by a 1.2-liter, turbocharged 3-cylinder petrol engine producing 131 hp and 220 Nm of torque and sending power to the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The 2008 model includes high-tech features such as adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, blind-spot detection, hill-start assist, lane-keeping assist, electronic stability programming (ESP), drowsiness detection, road sign, speed limit recognition and recommendation, a 180° camera, overhead vehicle view, and so on.
LMC is expected to position the Peugeot brand as a high-end alternative to Kia. This suggests that the 2008 SUV will cost between Rs. 4.3 million and Rs. 4.8 million. Regardless, the unique design and advanced features of 2008 are sure to pique people’s interest.