• Oct 25, 2006


Images are floating around the internet purportedly showing the upcoming Peugeot 4007 sport-ute. The crossover is one of two PSA trucks to be based on the new Mitsubishi Outlander, together with the upcoming Citroen C7. The 4007, C7 and Outlander will all be built on the same assembly line at Mitsubishi's plant in Okazaki, Japan.

While the images certainly look professional, some have expressed doubts as to their authenticity. Although the front of the car shows clear and distinctive Peugeot design cues around the headlights, hood and grille, the rest of the truck looks almost identical to its Mitsubishi counterpart. As we've seen from previous Mitsubishi collaborations (particularly with Chrysler), the badge-engineered vehicles can look nearly identical to each other (save the badge), but we've come to expect different from the French automaker who usually style its cars more uniquely (although this is Peugeot's first sport-ute).

Mechanically the 4007 (and the C7, for that matter) is expected to carry-over from the Outlander. Engines will likely include a 2.4-liter gasoline powerplant producing 170 hp, together with two diesels, coupled to Mitsubishi's electronic all-wheel-drive system and six-speed continuously-variable transmission.

The Mitsubishi made its debut at the last New York Auto Show in April and has been on the road for over a year now, while Peugeot is expected to reveal the 4007 at Geneva next year.

(Another image after the jump)

[Source: Motor Authority]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      looks a hole lot better than the Mistubishi version
      • 8 Years Ago
      Garbage!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Boy, and I thought the front of the new CR-V was ugly!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Does the market really need or want this vehicle? I like Peugeot but I don't see the wisdom in bringing out yet another SUV.
      • 8 Years Ago
      ""...coupled to Mitsubishi's electronic all-wheel-drive system and six-speed continuously-variable transmission."

      Umm...six-speed CVT? Is that confusing anyone else? :/ "

      It a CVT that can mimic a 6sp auto. I think the maxima has the same system.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Awful looking POS.
      Peugeot styles are usually excellent.
      Why would anybody buy this crap when the market is now flooding with so many "crossover" alternatives?

      YUGH!
      • 8 Years Ago
      For those of you who want to combine the commanding ride height of an SUV with the look of a screaming Asian grocery clerk, your wait is finally over.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It looks like it can eat small children!!! That grill is horrible.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I refuse to think that's an authentical image... It would be very dissapointing to me..a big Peugeot fan.. mmm..I think the pictures have a few perspective mistakes in the front (the logo and the light reflection)... yes..i'll sleep well tonight...
      • 8 Years Ago
      "17. looks a hole lot better than the Mistubishi version"

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      Yes, Leo, it does look like a "hole."
      • 8 Years Ago
      Nice to see that thewy didn't completley copy the entire design of the 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander lol. Look at the entire rear and sides of this thing. Completey copy lol. As far as the front omg...they can do a better job of doing this and not getting sued for copying.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wait...I have to throw up.

      Rebadging a Mitsubishi Outlander is like painting a turd. It's still going to be a turd and it'll still stink. One of the worst cars on the market made even uglier. Way to go!
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