Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: | posted February 19, 2016 08:49
Peugeot gives the 2008 an exterior makeover, GT Line variant
With nearly a week left before the start of the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, Peugeot recently took the wraps off of the updated 2008 mini crossover. Looking sharper than before, Peugeot claimed it has a more assertive and powerful SUV design along with an improved infotainment system and Euro6 engines.
Starting with its exterior, the front fascia gets a revised grill which now incorporates the ‘Lion’ emblem (previously placed on the hood). The headlights, on the other hand, now feature black and chrome finishes.
The side relatively remains the same though Peugeot did claim its new wheel arch extensions and scuff plates give it a more robust appearance. The rear also gets a subtle revision, specifically the taillights which now have a 3D look and finish.
The interior layout has also been carried over from the pre-facelift model apart from the enhanced 7-inch touchscreen display. It gets the Mirror Screen system which supports Apple CarPlay and a reverse camera. The i-Cockpit, Peugeot’s version of a driver-oriented cabin, has been retained as well.
An array of engines will be available for the refreshed 2008. It gets a choice of three 1.2-liter gasoline-powered motors and four 1.6-liter diesel-driven engines. The former is available in PureTech 82, PureTech 110 S&S and PureTech 130 S&S. Meanwhile, the latter gets BlueHDi 75, BlueHDi 100, BlueHDi 100 S&S and BlueHDi 130 S&S.
Transmission options weren’t specified however.
Safety features that are present aboard the updated 2008 include: Active City Brake and Park Assist.
Those that want to spruce up the 2008 will be glad to know that the mini crossover now has a GT Line. With it, the 2008 will get a black chrome grill, gloss black accents, black 17-inch alloy wheels, aluminum pedals and red contrast stitching.
It will officially be making its world reveal next month .