New 2019 Peugeot 2008 SUV: specs and prices announced
Peugeot’s new 2008 and e-2008 SUVs are on sale now, priced from £20,150 and £28,150 respectively
The new Peugeot 2008 has been priced from £20,150 in the UK. The compact crossover sits below the 3008 in the French brand’s line-up and is designed to rival the new NIssan Juke, the Skoda Kamiq and the Hyundai Kona.
The electric version of the model, the e-2008, starts from and £28,150. That price is inclusive of the government’s plug-in car grant. First deliveries for the conventionally powered 2008 will arrive in February 2020, while the first examples of the all-electric e-2008 will reach their buyers in April of next year.
New 2019 Peugeot 2008: pricing and specs
From launch, the 2008 is available in four trim levels: Active, Allure, GT Line and flagship GT trims. Entry-level Active models come as standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, electrically controlled and heated door mirrors, a 3.5-inch display set into the instrument binnacle and a seven-inch infotainment system with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Active safety braking is also standard across the range.
Peugeot’s mid-range 2008 Allure starts from £22,350 for the internal combustion-powered version and £30,300 for the all-electric model. Cosmetic upgrades over the standard SUV include a set of 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, gloss black B-pillars, gloss black trim for the rear bumper and black roof rails. Buyers also get a pair of LED front fog lamps, fabric-and-faux-leather seat upholstery and a digital instrument binnacle.
GT Line models start from £26,100 and get 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, LED headlamps, a black tailgate spoiler, a contrasting black roof, a dark chrome radiator grille and a sporty body kit with a matte chrome chin spoiler and a faux diffuser. The e-2008 in GT Line starts from £32,000.
Inside, the 2008 GT Line features half-leather upholstery with lime green stitching, heated front seats, a leather sports steering wheel, aluminium pedals, automatic air conditioning and an eight-colour customisable ambient lighting system. Buyers also get a larger 10-inch infotainment system with TomTom navigation, a voice recognition system, four USB sockets and a 180-degree reversing camera.
Peugeot’s range-topping 2008 GT is priced from £31,575 (£34,275 for the e-2008 GT). It gets a host of additional safety equipment, including adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist and active blind-spot monitoring. Buyers also get a panoramic glass sunroof and a reupholstered interior trimmed in a Alcantara and fabric.
Buyers can also choose from a range of optional equipment, including an active blind-spot monitoring system (£200), adaptive cruise control (£300), an automated parking system (£250), a premium FOCAL surround sound stereo system (£590) and multi-way electrically adjustable Nappa leather front seats with a massage function for the driver (£1,500).
New 2019 Peugeot 2008: engines and fuel economy
The first Peugeot 2008 is available with a choice of five powertrains. The cheapest model is fitted with Peugeot’s 99bhp turbocharged 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine – but, for a £2,200 premium, buyers can spec the same unit in a 128bhp output. Both engines are mated to a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, although buyers can opt for an eight-speed automatic for an extra £1,550.
The flagship 2008 GT comes as standard with an even more potent version of PSA’s 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine, which develops 153bhp. It can only be specced with an eight-speed automatic gearbox and offers claimed economy and emissions figures of 45.6mpg and 113g/km of CO2.
Peugeot’s turbocharged 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel is priced from £21,750. It develops 99bhp and 250Nm of torque – and it’s only available with a six-speed manual transmission. Peugeot claims its BlueHDi diesel gives the 2008 a top speed of 115mph, emissions figures of between 96 and 102g/km of CO2 and a fuel economy figure of 54.4mpg.
The range-topping e-2008 is powered by the same 134bhp electric motor and 50kWh battery pack as the new e-208 supermini, giving the SUV a claimed maximum range of 193 miles. When plugged into a domestic 7.4kW wall-box charger, a full charge takes seven-and-a-half hours – although the battery pack also offers support for 100kW fast-charging, which allows it to recover an 80 percent charge in just 30 minutes.
New 2019 Peugeot 2008: design and practicality
Peugeot hopes the new 2008 will emulate the sales success of its superstar sibling, the 3008, by borrowing aspects of its design and product image. Guillaume Clerc, project leader for the new 2008 and 208, said this latest compact crossover aims to offer “the spirit of the 3008” in a smaller, less expensive package.
In the metal, the 2008 looks remarkably like a shrunken 3008, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It’s not much smaller than the larger SUV, either; it’s only 150mm shorter, even though it sits on PSA’s new small-car CMP architecture. However, Peugeot’s design team, led by exterior styling director Yann Beurel, has given the 2008 plenty of character of its own.
The all-LED lighting features claw and fang-like daytime running lights, while sharp triangular “scalps” join the bodywork above the wheels to form a single line across the doors. The 2008’s rear is also familiar, with a black plastic strip joining the LED light clusters to accentuate the car’s width, while a black roof is standard on top GT and GT Line cars.
Interior quality is excellent. There are more soft-touch surfaces than in Volkswagen’s small SUVs, while the central section of the dashboard wraps around into the doors and features a carbon-fibre-like finish that’s soft to the touch.
Also, there’s more space inside than the outgoing 2008, thanks to a 60mm longer wheelbase, an overall length that’s up by 140mm, and an increase in width of 30mm. It means even with a six-foot tall driver, someone of similar height can sit behind them comfortably. The boot is bigger, too – up 10 litres to 434 litres, with a false floor that can be positioned to create additional space underneath (probably for charging cables in the EV).
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