New Peugeot 2008 gets the perfect SUV style

The new Peugeot 2008 is due in July
The new Peugeot 2008 is due in July

THE Peugeot 2008 was launched into the compact SUV/Crossover segment with high hopes, given the success Peugeot has at making family cars.

The one issue we had was that it looked more like a jacked-up hatch than a crossover. 

The revised 2008 launched this week sees it fit the crossover brief with a more robust style – a new-look front with bumpers, lights and grille getting a makeover and the rear has been tweaked as well to give it more of an SUV look.

The first 2008 was successful regardless, with more than 580,000 units produced up to March 2016.

Adopting all the strengths of the current model and benefiting from new equipment, new colours and a new upmarket GT Line version, the new Peugeot 2008 takes on a more assertive, robust appearance to appeal to even more customers, who increasingly look for an SUV design. 

The range now offers customers a choice of nine colours, with the new Ultimate Red and Emerald Crystal colours epitomising the desirability of the 2008. 

Inside, the new 2008 maintains Peugeot’s unique i-Cockpit cabin, combining a compact steering wheel and a head-up instrument panel with a new upgraded central touchscreen to deliver an intuitive, safer driving experience.

The Peugeot i-Cockpit® provides the driver with the best sight of the road ahead with all the key features in their line of sight to ensure attention and concentration.

A new Adamantium trim has been introduced on level three Allure models.

The modular back seats mean the boot volume can vary from 410 to 1,400 litres in an instant.

For a level three Allure model, a panoramic glass sunroof with illuminated surround is standard. 

Access, Active and Allure levels are now complemented by the new superior GT Line version, which adds a sporty, chic red and black interior colour theme.

The new Peugeot 2008 SUV is powered by a broad range of Euro 6 engines, PureTech petrol and BlueHDi engines, making it suitable for every purpose while delivering excellent fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

The new Efficient automatic six-speed gearbox (EAT6) with Quickshift technology guarantees top-of-the-range driving pleasure due to fluid and rapid gear changes.

Prices and spec will be announced closer to the launch in July.