Peugeot has launched a special edition of their 2008 crossover, called the 2008 Urban Cross and will be sold in the UK market. It gets minor exterior and interior restyling, and can be had in two engine options.

Right off the bat, this French B-Segment crossover gets a new coat of Emerald metallic paint. It sits on a new set of 17-inch twin-five spoke wheels finished in gloss black, including some turquoise-orange graphics running across the lower side from wheel-to-wheel. Finishing the new exterior look is the blacked out side mirrors.

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Inside this Urban Cross, the fabric and leather upholstered seats also get the Emerald touch here in the form of contrast stitching. The Emerald stitching is also extended to the floor mats, gearknob and steering wheel, including some faux carbon fibre trimming across the dashboard. Additional safety features are thrown into the kit here, and comprises of Grip Control, Rear Parking Aid and heated electric side mirrors.

Unlike our 2008, the UK folks will be getting either a 1.2-litre PureTech turbocharged three-cylinder engine or a 1.6-litre BlueHDI diesel mill. The former makes 110 hp at 5,500 rpm and a whopping 205 Nm of torque from 1,500 rpm, while the latter produces 100 hp at 3,750 rpm and 254 Nm of torque from 1,750 rpm. In contrast, our 1.6-litre petrol powered 2008 makes 120 hp at 6,000 rpm and 160 Nm of torque at 4,250 rpm; hardly as impressive as the three-potter unit.

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The 2008 Cross Urban will be sold at £16,495 or RM97,000, thereabout. Since it was launched in 2013, over 30,000 units of the 2008 have been sold.


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