The Peugeot 2008 is a robust small SUV with all new fresh design, it’s wider and taller than the old model with new headlight clusters, grille and LED rear lights. On the Allure model and above you also get wider wheel arches with front and rear scuff plates making the rugged appeal of this stunning little SUV hard to resist.
Inside, Peugeot has sought to improve quality, as well as providing more technology and more equipment. There's also more storage space in the passenger compartment, with a total of 24 litres available for your bits and bobs.
Some models also get a panoramic sunroof. All 2008s come with Peugeot's ‘i-Cockpit’ interior, which includes a smaller-than-average steering wheel, high-set instruments that you look at over, rather than through, the steering wheel and a touchscreen-operated infotainment system including Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink compatibility, which will allow specific apps on your smartphone to be shown on the car's infotainment screen, letting you operate them safely (and legally) while at the wheel.
The choice available: Access, Active, Allure equipment grades. Also available will be a top of the range GT Line spec. Intented to be the sportiest model ever it will boast 17 inch alloys, gloss black trim pieces including the grille surround, roof bars and fog light surrounds. Inside you will get stainless steel door sill covers and red stitching on the mats, seats and steering wheel and stainless steel pedals all lit up with a red LED lit instrument cluster.
As well as the aforementioned Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink compatibility, the Peugeot 2008 will come with a host of other technologies. All models have Active City Brake. At low speeds (under 20mph), this can detect an impending collision with another car or pedestrian. If you don’t take action, it’ll apply the brakes to avoid (or reduce the consequences of) the crash. Also available on the Peugeot 2008 is the Park Assist system, which can find a parking space big enough for the car and steer into it (you only have to operate the pedals). You can also have a reversing camera.
Under the bonnet, the Peugeot 2008 comes with a choice of five petrol and three diesel engines. The petrol engines are all turbocharged 1.2-litre three-cylinders, producing between 81 and 128bhp. Fuel efficiency ranges from 57.6 to 64.2mpg, while CO2 emissions range from 102 to 114g/km, resulting in an annual road tax bill of £20 or £30. These are available with five or six-speed manual gearboxes, as well as a six-speed automatic (on the 109bhp version). If you prefer diesel, there are three 1.6-litre four-cylinders to choose from. These produce 75, 99 and 118bhp each and are only available with a manual gearbox – the lesser powerful with five speeds and the most powerful, six. They all return around 76mpg, while none produces more than 97g/km of CO2, meaning they’re all exempt from road tax.
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