Since his return to the Dakar rally, Peugeot Sport has touched on the heaven and hell in equal parts. The first buggy developed on the basis of the Peugeot 2008 was a real fiasco. The signature is put hands to the work, and went from nothing to everything. Taking advantage of all the advantages offered by the regulation of the Dakar to the level of suspensions and pneumatic tires for buggies, Peugeot Sport built a 2008 DKR16 who has become in reference. Stéphane Peterhansel took the victory with this model, unless the appeal is still present says otherwise. Do I need another change?
despite the 2008 DKR16 and that, in theory, would be the perfect base from which to evolve the model of the face to the Dakar rally 2017, the brand could be working on another option. According to the printed edition of the middle French ‘AUTOhebdo’, Peugeot would be working on a new buggy on the basis of the Peugeot 3008 with which to compete in the next edition of the raid of the world’s toughest. In other words, I would be developing an exterior silhouette similar to the new Peugeot 3008, though the mechanistic level the changes would be almost unnoticeable.
The ‘arrival’ of the Peugeot 3008 to the Dakar have all your logic. In the first place because the dimensions of the 2008 and 3008 of production are not all that different, the second is 20 inches long and just 10 cm wide and high. In this aspect, the evolution of the mechanics acting on a body new does not seem very complicated. In addition, in a prism of purely commercial would be a step very successful because the second-generation Peugeot 3008 is when you get. In Engine.is we have already ‘caught’ his mule, and testing is likely to be presented at the Paris motor show. What better promotion is there than competing in the Dakar?