New compact SUV from Peugeot
Three years on, and Peugeot is taking on an even more assertive, powerful and appealing SUV design. Its wheel arch extensions and new vertical front grille and scuff plates confirm its robustness, designed for everyday use, whilst the new Ultimate Red colour further epitomises the power and desirability of this new 2008. The Access, Active and Allure levels are joined by the new superior ‘GT Line’ model – the highly desirable trim level that is already a popular choice on other key Peugeot models and adds a sporty theme with its bold red/black coloured features.
In total, the range offers customers a choice of nine colours, including five metallic, one pearlescent and one varnish paint finish.
The Peugeot i-Cockpit® is unique to the brand and embodies the driving characteristics of the 2008, being agile, intuitive and safe. The compact sports steering wheel offers precise steering and improved manoeuvrability while the 7-inch multifunction colour touch screen puts total functionality at the driver’s fingertips. In addition, the head-up instrument panel allows driver information to be accessed without taking their eyes off the road.
Grip Control – an adapted traction system – gives the 2008 its versatility on all types of terrain, and is combined with Mud & Snow (all-Season) certified winter tyres. The 2008 is also 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.
Meanwhile, an unparalleled dynamic performance is apparent in all versions, thanks to the Euro6 engines, which ensure high-level driving pleasure while remaining fuel- efficient. Four versions are already Best-in-Class in their segment, including the 1.2L PureTech 130 S&S BVM6.
The new robust vertical front grille features the iconic lion at the centre of its multi-faceted grille, adding 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) and the rear bumper forms part of the solid black protective trim that encircles the new 2008. To preserve the bodywork, this trim unites the front and rear bumpers, equipped with scuff plates and wheel arch extensions.
The appeal of the 2008 is further enhanced by its elegant lighting style. At the front, integrated into the bodywork, the headlamps have a distinct ‘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.
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 will instantly appreciate the 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.
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.
Appealing to all of the senses, driving the 2008 is sure to become something of an addictive pleasure.
Prices start from £13,615, call into Staddlestones, Brading Road, Ryde for more details.
Staddlestones, Brading Road, Ryde
Tel: 01983 872121