The Peugeot 2008 offers a sleek design, a spacious interior, a range of efficient engines, and a high-tech infotainment system. And now, the 2023 model year brings some exciting updates that make it even more appealing.
The new Peugeot 2008 has a refreshed look that reflects the brand’s latest design language. The front end features a new grille with the Peugeot lion logo, three vertical LED daytime running lights on each side, and full LED headlights on the GT trim level. The rear end has also been revised, with new tail lights and a more prominent “Peugeot” lettering on the tailgate. The new 2008 also comes with new alloy wheel designs and new color options.
But the changes are not only cosmetic. The new Peugeot 2008 also introduces a hybrid version for the first time, joining the existing petrol, diesel, and electric variants. The hybrid model combines a 1.2-liter turbocharged petrol engine with an electric motor and a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The system produces 134 horsepower and can run on electric power alone for short distances, reducing fuel consumption and emissions by up to 15%.
The electric version, called the Peugeot e-2008, has also been improved, with a more powerful motor and a larger battery. The e-2008 now delivers 154 horsepower and can travel up to 252 miles on a single charge, according to the WLTP cycle. It can also be recharged in about 30 minutes using a 100 kW fast charger or in about seven and a half hours using a 7 kW home wallbox.
The petrol and diesel versions of the new Peugeot 2008 offer two power outputs each: 99 or 128 horsepower for the petrol models and 99 or 118 horsepower for the diesel models. The petrol models can be paired with either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic gearbox, while the diesel models come only with the manual transmission.
The new Peugeot 2008 also boasts a high-quality interior that combines comfort, practicality, and technology. The dashboard features a 10-inch digital instrument cluster that can display different information in 3D and a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The cabin also offers plenty of space for passengers and luggage, with generous headroom and legroom in both rows, and a boot capacity of up to 434 liters.
The new Peugeot 2008 also comes with a host of safety and driver assistance features, such as adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, traffic sign recognition, automatic emergency braking, and park assist. In addition, the new Peugeot 2008 offers some innovative features that enhance the driving experience, such as the Peugeot i-Cockpit Amplify which allows you to customize the ambient lighting, sound effects, and fragrance diffuser according to your mood.
The new Peugeot 2008 is available in four trim levels: Active Pack, Allure Pack, GT Line, and GT. The prices start from $25,000 for the base petrol model and go up to $36,000 for the top-of-the-line electric model. The hybrid model will join the lineup in 2024.
The new Peugeot 2008 is a stylish and practical crossover that deserves your attention if you are looking for a compact SUV that offers versatility, efficiency, and technology. It is one of the best options in its segment, competing with rivals such as the Ford Puma, the Hyundai Kona, the Volvo XC40, and the VW T-Roc. If you are interested in the new Peugeot 2008, you can order it now from your nearest dealer or online.