Peugeot Unveils 2008 – And We Like It

by under News on 20 Jun 2019 03:41:02 PM20 Jun 2019

It’s like a 208 & 3008 had a lovechild.

2020 Peugeot 2008

After a rather extensive leak, it seems that French marque Peugeot arrived at the decision to let it all out, and so they’ve fully unveiled the all-new 2008 compact-SUV in its entirety, which not only included the BlueHDi diesel and Puretech petrols, but also the e-2008 that runs entirely on electricity. It sure is a brave new world.

“The 2008 is the second vehicle in the Peugeot range where the customer can choose from petrol or diesel, or a 100% electric variant without compromising on technology, looks, or driving sensations. We strongly believe in choosing your Peugeot, and then your powertrain. The 2008 is also a step forward in our commitment of having an electrified version across our entire range, by 2023.” – David Peel, Managing Director, Peugeot UK
2020 Peugeot e-2008 GT

As mentioned, the 2008 is available with the same three 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol Puretech engines (between 56kW and 96kW) and a sole BlueHDi diesel (76kW), with transmission options ranging from a 6-speed manual to an 8-speed auto.

But the highlight is the e-2008, with its 50kWh battery, 310km range, and 101kW output. And thanks to 100kW rapid-charging capabilities, you can top up the e-2008’s battery from 0-80% range in just 30-minutes too. Best of all, the e-2008’s batteries are stored under the boot floor, meaning no reduction in the 360L of cargo space by going zero-emissions.

2020 Peugeot e-2008 GT

With the new 2008 comes a raft of advanced driver assistance features like Drive Assist, which bundles things like lane-keep assist, departure warning, and intelligent cruise control with traffic-jam functionality. You can also get things like AEB, autonomous parking, active lane keep assist, driver-drowsiness alert, automatic high-beams, blind-spot monitoring, and an electric parking brake. And all of this is available in a cabin that features Peugeot’s signature i-Cockpit architecture, with a small steering wheel sitting below a digital, high-mounted instrument cluster, and a minimalist dashboard featuring a large central touchscreen.

You can also get a 10-speaker Focal audio system which, we’re made to believe, is absolutely excellent in this small crossover.

2020 Peugeot 2008 GT Puretech

The 2020 Peugeot 2008 will get its full proper launch next year, with prices & market specifications expected closer to then. But until then, stay tuned to CarShowroom as we bring you the latest automotive news as it drops.

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