The Peugeot 2008 SUV is heading for South Africa

The Peugeot 2008 entered the ring in 2013 with strong arguments. The customers particularly appreciated its elegance and dynamic performance.

001-off-my-wheelsBrian Joss – It has enjoyed continuous growth in sales volumes, with production over 500 000 units worldwide and it be in South Africa in September. The exact model range is still to be decided and will be more extensive than the current range. The Peugeot 2008 is taking on an assertive, powerful and appealing SUV design and will boast a new Ultimate Red colour.

The Access, Active and Allure levels are complemented by the  superior ‘GT Line’.

The Peugeot 2008 SUV: Ultimate Red – a stand-out colour. Picture: Motorpress
The Peugeot 2008 SUV: Ultimate Red – a stand-out colour. Picture: Motorpress

The 2008 offers appealing and unique sensations of control: The Peugeot i-Cockpit® is unique to Peugeot and embodies the driving characteristics of the 2008, being: intuitive, agile, flexible and safer to drive.

The Euro6 engines ensure high-level driving pleasure while remaining fuel efficient. Four versions are Best-in-Class in their segment, including the 1.2L PureTech 130 S&S 6-speed manual gearbox.

The Peugeot 2008 design features the codes of the segment, with added power and robustness. The wheel arch extensions, new vertical front grille and scuff plates protect the bodywork and the occupants. The wave roof and roof bars, the rear door moulding and the spoiler are characterised by their sophisticated design. The new GT Line trim adds a sporty and chic theme to the red/black spirit. This trim, common to the entire range, is consistent with the brand’s upgrading strategy.The ⅓ – ⅔ modular back seats means the boot volume can vary from 410 to 1400 litres in an instant.

In the i-Cockpit® the driver enjoys an intuitive, agile, flexible and safe driving experience.

The Grip Control, an adapted traction system, is available in the petrol and Diesel version, in manual or automatic. It is combined with Mud&Snow (certified winter tyres), Goodyear Vector 4Seasons tyres, for genuine versatility in all seasons and weather conditions.

On-board connectivity includes the Mirror Screen feature which allows the driver to link their MirrorLinkTM or Apple Carplay® compatible smartphone to the touch screen.

The Peugeot 2008 makes urban travel easier. The Active City Brake technology reduces the severity of accidents and even helps avoid them altogether, the carmaker said.  The Park Assist technology automatizes the parking process. The reversing camera shows the vehicle’s dimensions on the screen to facilitate manoeuvring.

The range is composed of Euro 6 PureTech and BlueHDi engines, in manual and automatic. Offering power ratings of 82 to 130hp, its CO2 emissions are restricted to 90 to 114g/km. The BlueHDi engines comply with the Euro6 standard through the exclusive combination of the SCR technology and the additivated DPF, the most effective technology on the market. Four types of engine are Best-in-Class in their segment, including the new 1.2L PureTech 130 S&S 6-speed manual gearbox.

The on-board technologies of the Peugeot 2008 make everyday life easier. They include the Mirror Screen feature via MirrorLinkTM or Apple Carplay®, which displays certain apps from the driver’s compatible smart phone on the touch screen of the car. The driver can, therefore, access their applications intuitively and safely. For obvious safety reasons, this access is dependent on the driving condition of the vehicle. When it is in motion, only the applications relevant to the driving task are available.

Applications include Start MyPeugeot, the car’s digital on-board library, iCoyote, the community application for traffic and alert zone information, or Parkopedia which helps find parking spaces.

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