Text: Dean Ang / Photos: Peugeot Press | posted March 07, 2013 18:17
Pushing customer's expectation to a new level
The Peugeot 2008 crossover, as previously mentioned, combines the performance of the 208 with the versatility of the 3008 and is intended for city dwellers. This urban crossover from Peugeot was recently launched at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show and signals the start of Peugeot entering the now highly competitive compact crossover segment.
The 2008 measures at a compact 4.16 meters long and 1.74 meters wide but still offers the robustness of an SUV. Its fascia features a floating grille design while its headlamps features an integrated LED daytime running lights. Its black bumpers and body sills together with the stainless steel front and rear scuff plates denotes its ruggedness without sacrificing its style.
The 2008 adapts the 3008's Grip Control feature that optimizes the car's traction in low-grip conditions and has the capability to adapt to different terrains by adjusting the front wheels. Peugeot's host of standard safety features like ESP with Anti-Skid Regulation (ASR), Stability Control (CDS), Emergency Braking Assistance (EBA) and Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBFD) is present on the 2008.
The Peugeot 2008 will be offered with a range of petrol and diesel engine options starting with 82bhp, 110bhp, and 130bhp 1.2-liter e-VTi petrol engines all equipped with Stop&Start function while a 82bhp 1.2-liter VTi and 120bhp 1.6-liter Vti petrol engines are also available. For their diesel range, it starts with a 68bhp 1.4-liter HDi engine before climbing up to a 92bhp and a 115bhp 1.6-liter e-HDi engines.
In the months following its launch, Peugeot plans to further expand the 2008’s engine range with turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engines.