Monday, August 7, 2006

Peugeot 4007 and Citroen C-Crosser will be based on the new Mitsubishi Outlander

Following the success of the new Mitsubishi Outlander in its home market in Japan, Mitsubishi is set to expand export of the highly successful Crossover SUV to markets like Europe and the Americas. The United States is the first of these markets to get the new Outlander, while the Europe market will have their own slightly modified versions of the Outlander, tailored for the European market.

PSA Peugeot, with its partnership agreement with Mitsubishi, is currently developing their very first 4x4 SUV based on the Outlander platform, an will carry the model name Peugeot 4007. Under this partnership, Mitsubishi Motors will be providing the PSA Peugeot will the most of the vehicle parts, almost completely built imports, except for the engines. The Peugeot 4700 will come in two varieties, a 2.4L 170HP DOHC gasoline engine, identical to what is fitted in the current Outlander in Japan, and a 2.0L 136HP HDI diesel engine to be provided by PSA Peugeot. Estimated production of the Peugeot 4007 is 30,000 units per year, with the car costing about 20,000€ to 30,000€ depending on the trim.

PSA, being the mother company of both Peugeot and Citroen, also plans to roll-out a similar crossover SUV under the Citroen brand. It will marketed as the Citroen C-Crosser, and is speculated to have similar engine options with the Peugeot 4007.

Here are some spy shots of the Peugeot 4007 and the Outlander taken during product testing in Scandinavia. The front and rear details of both cars have been masked. The Peugeot 4007 is the one with French car plate, while the Outlander has a German car plate.

The photos below are what the pre-production Peugeot 4007 look like. Although the final details of the specifications are not yet made public, the external appearance of the final product is expected to be more or less what you see now.

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