The PEUGEOT 2008 entered the market in 2013 and immediately appealed to British new car buyers. Customers particularly appreciated its elegance and dynamic performance. It has enjoyed continuous growth in sales volumes, with production of over 500,000 units worldwide. In Europe, this success is illustrated by a podium place in the segment which has been firmly established since launch. In the UK 40,000 have been sold since 2013.
PEUGEOT 2008 is now taking on an even more assertive, powerful and appealing SUV design. Its wheel arch extensions (from Allure level), new vertical front grille and scuff plates (from Allure level) confirm its robustness, designed for everyday use. The new Ultimate Red colour further epitomises the power and desirability of the new 2008. The Access, Active and Allure levels are complemented by the new superior ‘GT Line’ model. This desirable trim level is already a very popular choice on other key PEUGEOT models (208, 308 and 508), and adds a sporty theme with a red/black coloured features.
The PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® is unique to the brand and embodies the driving characteristics of the PEUGEOT 2008, being agile, intuitive and safe. The compact sports steering wheel offers precise steering and improved manoeuvrability while the 7” multifunction colour touch screen puts all the functionality at your fingertips. In addition, the head-up instrument panel allows driver information to be accessed without taking the eyes off the road.
Grip Control – an adapted traction system – gives the 2008 its versatility on all types of terrain. It is combined with Mud & Snow (all-Season) certified winter tyres. PEUGEOT 2008 is equipped with MirrorScreen, based on MirrorLinkTM and Apple Carplay®, along with the reversing camera, Active City Brake and Park Assist – a rarity in this segment. An unparalleled dynamic performance is apparent in all versions. The Euro6 engines ensure high-level driving pleasure while remaining fuel efficient. Four versions are Best-in-Class in their segment, including the 1.2L PureTech 130 S&S BVM6.
PEUGEOT 2008 – Product in Detail
A compact SUV, the PEUGEOT 2008 is an assertive proposition with unparalleled dynamic performance and a unique and addictive driving experience.
The sharp design demonstrates the new 2008’s SUV strength and character, with added power and robustness. The wheel arch extensions, new vertical front grille and scuff plates protect the bodywork and the occupants.
Black and chrome headlamps and 3D LED rear lights with 3-claw design illustrate the embedded technology from the outside. Inside, the lighting highlights the luxury of the materials and attention to detail which is apparent in every item.
The new GT Line trim adds a sporty and chic theme to the red/black spirit. This trim, common to the entire range, is consistent with the brand’s move up market strategy. The 1/3 – 2/3 modular rear seats mean the boot volume can vary from 410 to 1400 litres in an instant.
The PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® creates and instinctive driving experience which is intuitive, agile and safe.
The compact sports steering wheel offers precise steering and improved manoeuvrability while the 7” multifunction colour touch screen puts all the functionality at your fingertips. In addition, the head up instrument panel allows driver information to be accessed without taking your eyes off the road.
Grip Control optimises traction in low grip conditions and is available on both petrol and diesel versions, in manual or automatic. It is combined with 17” alloy wheels and Mud&Snow (certified winter tyres), Goodyear Vector 4Season tyres, for genuine versatility in all seasons and weather conditions.
On-board connectivity includes the Mirror Screen feature which allows the driver to link an Apple Carplay® with voice activation or MirrorLinkTM compatible smartphone to the touch screen.
The PEUGEOT 2008 makes urban travel easier. Active City Brake technology can reduce the severity of accidents and even helps avoid them altogether. Park Assist technology automates the parking process. The reversing camera shows the area behind the vehicle on screen to facilitate manoeuvring.
The UK range is composed of Euro 6 PureTech and BlueHDi engines, in manual and automatic. Offering power ratings of 82 to 130hp, its CO2 emissions are restricted from 96 to 114g/km. The BlueHDi engines comply with the Euro 6 standard through the exclusive combination of the SCR technology and the additivated DPF, the most effective technology on the market. Four types of engine are ‘Best-in-Class’ in their segment, including the new 1.2L PureTech 130 S&S BVM6.