Now on sale in Ireland, the new Peugeot 2008 capitalises on Peugeot’s expertise acquired from the 3008 Crossover and builds on the success of the Peugeot 208, Irish Small Car of the Year 2013.
With a choice of efficient petrol and diesel engines, the new Peugeot 2008 is a compact crossover perfect for town driving, yet at home on country roads. It offers customers an innovative cockpit designed around a small steering wheel and a quality, spacious interior all in a compact, stylish package. Prices start from €18,595 plus delivery charges for the 1.2 VTi 82bhp petrol Access version or from €19,515 plus delivery charges for the 1.4 HDi 70bhp diesel Access version.
Des Cannon, Peugeot Sales & Marketing Director said, “Peugeot’s new 2008 is an attractive proposition incorporating many virtues. It’s a compact and stylish vehicle that offers great passenger space and a higher driving position to instill a feeling of safety and security.”
He continued, “Our latest-generation engines offer an exceptional driving experience, combined with a real breakthrough in performance and fuel economy with CO2 starting from just 98g/km, to allow 2008 to stand out from the competition. Indeed, the new Peugeot 2008 will not only have the widest range of petrol and diesel engines on offer in the segment, it will be unique in offering both petrol and diesel versions at sub-100g CO2.”
At just 4.16m long and 1.74m wide and weighing just 1045kg, the new 2008 crossover, available in eight different colours, is elegant and sophisticated. The front face of 2008 adopts the stylistic codes of the Peugeot Marque. An upright, floating grille and signature headlamps are enhanced by LED daytime running lamps. The sculpted bonnet and wings complete a reassuring impression of precision, protection and strength. The boot, with a low loading sill, has a curved roof above it, inspired by the RCZ. A wide tailgate is framed on either side by three signature, luminous LED claws. Roof bars, standard on all levels, finish the vehicle perfectly.
The generous glazed surfaces promise an airy, spacious interior. Inside the cabin, drivers will find a Grip Control dial (optional on Allure models) and aircraft type handbrake close to hand. The fascia is covered in a silky material and satin chrome brightens vents, the handbrake lever, gear lever and touchscreen (standard from level 2). As on the outside, signature lighting is a constituent part of the passenger compartment: blue LED backlighting surrounds the head-up dials and panoramic glass roof as standard on Allure models.
With a wheelbase of 2.54m, rear passengers have a generous amount of leg room, thanks to the specially designed front seat backs. Numerous well, designed storage compartments ensure keys, smartphones and other everyday objects always find a place in the 2008. Without leaving their seat, passengers can access the boot even when the vehicle is moving. From the outside, access to the boot is just as easy with a large rectangular opening and a low loading sill, just 60cm high, trimmed with a brushed stainless steel protector. The split folding bench seat allows you to increase load volum with ne press on the control at the top of the rear seat back