Peugeots renaissance continues with 2008 SUV
PEUGEOT were a big thing in the 1980’s and 1990’s. They made great cars, that looked fantastic and drove just as well. From the iconic 205 gti, through to the 306 s16, Peugeot built a reputation for making great drivers cars. And it wasn’t just the hot hatches that we loved. The 406 was hugely popular with company car drivers and for good reason.
However, into the Early 2000’s and Peugeot seemed to loose their mojo, the hot hatches turned lukewarm and some questionable design choices (think 407) saw sales drop. The cars were OK, but got lost in amongst all the other cars on sale.
However, Peugeot have found their mojo again and recent models such as the 508 show that they have once again remembered how to make a great looking car, that stands out from the crowd. The new 208 has also won a raft of awards and is one of the best small cars on sale today.
The latest offering from the company confirms that these were no flukes. The 2008 shows that Peugeot really is back where they belong, making great looking cars that drive well.
Order books have just opened for the all-new PEUGEOT 2008 SUV and its electric counterpart, the e-2008 SUV, with pricing starting at £20,150 with deliveries commencing in February 2020, while the PEUGEOT e-2008 SUV will be available from £28,150, with deliveries starting from late April 2020.
The e-2008 SUV is the second full electric model available from Peugeot, as the brand implements its strategy of providing an electrified derivative of every model by 2023.
As with all new cars, the user interface system is an important part of the vehicle for Peugeot. The 2008 SUV comes with the PEUGEOT 3D i-Cockpit®, featuring a compact multifunction steering wheel, configurable 3D instrument panel display and either a 7” or 10” HD colour touchscreen. The interior can also be personalised with a choice of eight LED mood lighting colours. Customers will benefit from Mirror Screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard across all versions, and Connected 3D Navigation and Full Park Assist, both available from GT Line.
Using the MYPEUGEOT app, e-2008 drivers are able to monitor, start, stop or programme charging remotely, while the Mode 3 Type 2 cable that is provided as standard with the SUV allows full charge in 7.5 hours on a 7kW charging point.
The 2008 comes fitted with a range of safety technologies, including Speed Limit Recognition & Recommendation, Driver Attention Warning, Lane Keeping Technologies and Programmable Cruise Control with Speed Limiter.
The all-new 2008 SUV is available with a choice of four PureTech petrol engines, a highly efficient BlueHDi diesel engine and a fully electric powertrain. which means there should be a model for everyone.
The SUV comes with three different driving modes, Sport, Normal and Eco – and two regenerative braking modes – Moderate and Increased – to help make maximise the range. Setting it apart from petrol and diesel variants, the e-2008 SUV has distinctive styling cues, including a body coloured chequered front grille with gloss black edging trim, bespoke ‘e’ monogram on front side panel and tailgate, and a dichroic Lion emblem, which changes colour from different angles.
Customers placing an order for an e-2008 SUV will benefit from a free Home Charging Point supplied through charging partner Pod Point, together with a free 6-month public charging subscription.
Prices for the 2008 Active start from £20,150, with the e-2008 SUV Active available from £28,150*. Active trim comes fitted with 16” alloy wheels, and is loaded with practical technology to increase comfort, with low centre console, electric & heated door mirrors and i-Cockpit® with a 3.5″ instrument panel display. The Active also comes with pre-heating functionality and electric parking brake for added convenience. Active Safety Braking is standard for all trim levels and across all powertrain options.
Technological features are enhanced on the GT Line trim, with a 180° Colour Reversing Camera and Connected 3D Navigation including TomTom. With 18″ diamond-cut two-tone alloy wheels, the GT Line version of the 2008 SUV has eight-colour ambient lighting inside and heated front seats, full LED headlights with Smartbeam Assist and the distinctive ‘Tooth’ design for further recognition. Prices for GT Line trim start at £26,100 for the all-new 2008 and £32,000* for the e-2008 SUV.
2020 is shaping up to be a great year for new cars, with more than 25 electric cars due to be launched in the UK. The 2008 is certainly worth checking out if you are in the market for a small SUV and we think this will be a popular choice with buyers. Head down to the British Motor Show in August to check out and compare all the latest new cars on offer in the UK, don’t miss out, get your tickets now.