2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-08-25 09:36
Peugeot and Citroen go off-road. The result of a cooperation with Mitsubishi will be launched on the market next year.
Peugeot and Citroën will each launch their first off-road vehicle in the coming year. This has been announced by the two brands of the PSA Group with its German headquarters in Saarbrücken and Cologne. Both vehicles are based on the second generation of the Outlander from cooperation partner Mitsubishi. While the Japanese manufacturer wants to sell its model as early as February 2007, Peugeot has only announced the launch of the off-road vehicle with the designation 4007 for September 2007. At Citroën, the vehicle bears the name C-Crosser and should go on sale “next summer”.
New common rail diesel
According to the manufacturer, the off-road vehicles are around 4.60 meters long, 1.80 meters wide and 1.70 meters high. With a wheelbase of 2.67 meters, there is space for up to three rows of seats in the interior. While the bench in the third row can be completely sunk into the trunk floor, the second row can be moved by up to eight centimeters - this asymmetrically divided bench seat can also be folded down electrically at the push of a button from the trunk. For easier loading, there is a horizontally split tailgate, Citroën continues. The lower half has a load capacity of 200 kilograms and can also be used as a seat when folded out.
A newly developed common rail diesel with a displacement of 2.2 liters and 115 kW / 156 hp will initially be used as the engine. A switch in the cockpit can be used to choose between front or all-wheel drive. There is also a differential lock for rough terrain. Peugeot and Citroën have not yet provided any information about other engine variants, equipment or prices.
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