For an automobile manufacturer with a 210 year history, Peugeot has certainly showed its intentions for the future of its brand with the launch of the all new Peugeot 2008 SUV. A car so dynamic in styling, driving experience and advanced technology it will surely be a winner for not only fierce supporters of the Peugeot brand but also fornew buyers in the SUV segment.
Bold modern styling the 2008 will project its own personality and certainly stand out from the crowd. Balanced lines and a recessed windshield makes the bonnet more horizontal and creates a strong body dynamic. The front end incorporates a straight grille, carved bonnet and LED daytime running lights. The style is robust assisted by the large wheels (690mm) which perfectly fit the arches. The 18-inch rims have added three advantages, easier customization, significant weight gain (4kgs across all wheels) and better aerodynamics. The two-tone Black Diamond
black headlining, black window strips and the silk-screened C-pillar on the GT line gives this vehicle a bold profile and is immediately eye-catching.
The rear end includes lights connected by a black strip with duel exhaust pipes on the PureTech 130 and 155. To complete the look the signature 3 LED claws is once again featured.
In addition to the normal exterior colour range three further body colours are available, Elixir Red, Vertigo Blue and Fusion Orange (Metallic colour exclusive for the new Peugeot 2008). Inside the colours and materials are meticulously detailed skilfully combining noble materials and original colours. The door panels decoration included Orange (on Active) and Blue (on Allure) tampo-printing. The cosy interior is embellished on the GT Line with bright decorations on the dashboard and the door panels that have 8 colours that can be picked via the touch screen.
More space of the rear seats from the 4.30m length and wheelbase of 2.60m which also contributes to the boot volume of 434 L. Ample storage space
provided by the door pockets, glove box, and under the front arm rest and even extra storage in front of the gear stick. An optional sunroof gives passengers full sunlight.
The advanced technology is very evident in the cockpit as the driver is provided with 3D instrument cluster which projects like a hologram. Information is placed directly in the driver’s sight and the indicators are dynamic and animated, they get closer to the eye depending on their degree of importance or urgency.
The touch-screen can be 10-inches diagonally depending on the version and is controlled via touch shortcuts placed next to Toggle Switches or with the new voice command.
The impressive technological arsenal includes:
- Drive Assist Plus. Lane positioning and lane departure.
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go function in EAT8 automatic gearbox.
- Park Assist.
- Automatic Emergency Braking.
- Active Warning. Involuntary lane crossing.
- Driver Warning Alert. Recommends a rest break.
- Automatic high beam switching.
- Active Blind Spot monitoring.
- Electric Parking Brake.
- Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
The new Peugeot is a multi-energy vehicle offering the freedom to choose the type of motorization according to your needs and uses: 100% electric, petrol or diesel. The range is available in three levels of finish, Active, Allure and GT Line. The combustion engines meet the latest euro 6 standards and can be linked to the latest 8-speed automatic gearbox (EAT8). The petrol engines are structured around a 3-cylinder-engine, a 1.2L engine size and adherence to the Euro 6 Standard. The new Peugeot 2008 SUV is produced at the Stellantis plant in Spain