New Peugeot 2008

Peugeot 2008

Peugeot 2008The 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.

The new SUV PEUGEOT 2008 has a strong personality that exudes power on all types of road through its innovative technology.

The new robust vertical front grille features the lion at the centre of its multi-faceted grille which gives a dynamic and attractive appearance. This style approach continues from the grille over the bonnet and onto the roof with roof bars and spoiler completing the striking profile.

The tailgate aperture opens to reveal a low loading sill (just 60cm high). The rear bumper forms part of the solid black protective trim which encircles the new 2008. To preserve the bodywork, this trim unites the front and rear bumpers, equipped with scuff plates and wheel arch extensions.

Peugeot 2008Peugeot 2008The sharp lines and curves of the bodywork are enhanced by the new Ultimate Red (first seen on the 308 GTi by Peugeot Sport, and now available on 308 versions) and the new Emerald colours. The range offers customers a choice of nine colours, including five metallic one pearlescent and one varnish paint finish.

The appeal of the 2008 is now enhanced by its elegant lighting signature. At the front, integrated into the bodywork, the headlamps have a ‘feline look’ with an intensely high-tech chrome and black mask. The LED rear lamps feature new, warm-coloured lion claws with a profound 3D effect.

These attractive rear lights surround the tailgate, which itself reveals a spacious and functional boot. This boot can vary from 410 to 1,400 litres in an instant due to the 1/3 – 2/3 modular seat backs. Pressing the button at the top of the backrest is enough to tilt the seat backwards, allowing the seats to collapse automatically. Practical down to the last detail, the boot is equipped with hooks for attaching items and two storage areas on each side, one with a retaining strap and the other with a storage net. Finally, there is an additional 22 litre storage area under the boot lid.

Unique in the SUV segment, the passenger compartment is an example of the high-quality trim and refined adjustments that customers find so appealing. This is complemented by the high-tech and chic interior lighting and enhances the luxury materials selected. From Active level, the passenger compartment is equipped with a leather trimmed steering wheel, to match the gear stick surround, handbrake lever and door armrests.

Sitting comfortably in their seat, the driver discovers the instant appeal of the PEUGEOT i-Cockpit®. According to the trim level or option selected, the roof can be a panoramic glass sunroof with ambient light guides and electric blind or a laser-cut and backlit headlining – also rare in this sector.

Passengers in every seat enjoy numerous well-designed storage areas, easily located due to the front and rear dome interior lighting: front door storage boxes, glove box, box and cup holder beside the gear stick, covered console storage, seatback pockets in the back of the front seats, etc. Total interior storage volume is 24 litres. Therefore numerous items, smartphones and other everyday items can always find a place aboard the new 2008.

The upgrading process is accompanied by a new trim level. The Access, Active and Allure levels are crowned by the GT Line. Common to the key models in the PEUGEOT range (208, 308 and 508), this trim level provides customers with a sporty and chic environment that has great appeal.

The 2008 GT Line is complemented by new alloy wheels with an exclusive 17’’ gloss black/anthracite treatment. Gloss black elements replace the standard chrome effect, including the front grille surround, fog light covers, mirror casings and roof bars. The front grille includes Black Chrome facets with red PEUGEOT lettering, while the rear stainless steel scuff plates are decorated like the exhaust tailpipe. Finally, the ‘GT Line’ badging is proudly displayed on each front wing and on the tailgate.

The dynamic spirit continues inside, as soon as you open the doors, with stainless steel sills bearing the PEUGEOT logo, the aluminium pedals and the red-stitch edged floor mats. The head-up display is lit by an array of red LEDs, reminiscent of the RedLine look of the touch screen. Red stitching runs through the seats and rear bench seat, door armrests, gear level surround, handbrake lever and compact steering wheel. These two items are made of full-grain leather. The seat belts feature the same red line detail which feature in the front door grips.

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