All-new Peugeot 2008 is a mini 3008 and we love it


 Shortly after the global debut of the second-generation Peugeot 208 hatchback, the French carmaker has also presented its latest generation Peugeot 2008 compact SUV.

Like the 208, the second-generation 2008 is also available with an all-electric powertrain as well as the conventional 1.2-litre three-cylinder PureTech petrol and the 1.5-litre BlueHDi turbodiesel. For the first time, the 2008 SUV is available with the full suite of Advanced Driving Assistant Systems.

The e-2008 features a 100 kW (136 hp) electric motor and 50 kWh battery pack giving 310 km of zero-emission driving range based on the WLTP test cycle. The onboard 100 kW rapid charging technology can give 80% of battery juice in 30 minutes while a conventional charging point – 7.4 kW and 11 kW – takes between 8 to 5 hours.

As before, the 1.2-litre PureTech engine is available in three states of tune – 100 hp, 130 hp and 155 hp. The latter two are available with an 8-speed automatic transmission while the entry-level engine is paired to a 6-speed manual. All variants of the 2008 are front-wheel driven as standard.

It now rides on the new Common Modular Platform (CMP) which makes the new car 14 cm longer than its predecessor. However, boot space still maintains at 360 litres on all powertrain options including the e-2008.

The new 2008 is essentially a jacked-up version of the 208 hence it shares the similar design cues such as the prominent claw-style LED front and rear lamps, model designation on the front hood and two-tone paintwork.

We have to acknowledge the fact that the 2008 now looks significantly more well proportioned and desirable thanks to the new silhouette inspired from the larger 3008 and 5008. Much more appealing than the active tourer body of the previous-gen.

The cabin now benefits from the new Peugeot 3D i-Cockpit design features a harmonious blend of futuristic and minimalism. Ahead of the driver is a large Heads Up LCD instrument panel coupled with a small-ish multifunctional steering wheel that’s featured on new-generation Peugeot models.

Other feel-good items include 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 10-speaker Focal premium surround sound system, mood lighting, dynamic seats and others.

Peugeot has fitted their compact SUV will all the latest driver assistance systems including Drive Assist semi-autonomous driving system, Autonomous Emergency Brake Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Blind Spot Monitoring and Extended Traffic Sign Recognition.


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Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

He believes that the perfect remedy to Monday blues is a mixture of 4 wheels, clear roads and a pinch of twisty tarmac. A hot hatch is the icing on the cake.
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