Will Peugeot 2008 Cannibalize Kia Sportage?
Lucky Motor Company (LMC) recently launched the Peugeot 2008 crossover in Pakistan. The local assembled crossover is available in two variants, namely Active priced at PKR 52.5 lac and Allure at PKR 58.5 lac.
The pricing of Peugeot 2008 has put it in the same league as that of Kia Sportage, which is currently LMC’s most successful product and the highest selling crossover in its class in Pakistan. The Sportage variants are priced as PKR 47.64 lac for the base Alpha variant, PKR 52.76 lac for FWD and PKR 57.88 lac for the flagship AWD variant.
This means that the Peugeot 2008 Active and Sportage FWD are priced in the same territory while the Peugeot 2008 Allure and Sportage AWD are in the same league. Although for a layman both are perhaps just 5-seat crossovers, but in fact the Peugeot 2008 is classified as B-segment offering whereas the Sportage belongs to the C-segment. In terms of dimensions the Sportage is obviously a bit larger than the Peugeot 2008 with a larger wheelbase and being wider, longer and taller overall.
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Another key difference is the engine where the Sportage comes powered by a 2.0L naturally aspirated unit that delivers 157hp of power and 196Nm of torque, the Peugeot 2008 on the other hand has a 1.2L turbocharged engine under its hood punching out 130 hp of power and 230 Nm of torque. So the smaller turbo engine of Peugeot produces more torque than the 2.0L naturally aspirated engine in Sportage.