The all-new 2020 Peugeot 2008 has been revealed and proves to be a striking addition to the SUV market. It is bigger than before but maintains the charm and sophistication Peugeot is known for. With the options of turbocharged petrol or fully electric engine, the 2020 Peugeot 2008 is a car to keep your eye on.
What’s the design like?
The 2020 Peugeot 2008 has a design that captures the spirit of Peugeot’s larger SUVs. It features large 16-18 inch wheels, a distinctive grille, and the signature claw-style rear lights. Triangular lines along the side of 2008 create a stylish shape, and higher grades of the SUV feature a black roof. The rear has the same gloss-black strip on the boot that you will find in the 3008 and 5008, creating an elongated appearance.
It doesn’t matter if your 2008 s powered by petrol, electricity, or diesel, you can be sure that you will get an SUV with exceptional style. Also, you will get a lion claw, which is an LED that streaks down all of the headlights together with the talon-style strip light that is running to the edges of the forward-facing bumper. When it comes to the rear sides, this model has angles and creases. At the same time in the back, you will get triple-slash taillights. If we were to talk about the bodywork, we can say that has black bodywork which resembles 3008 SUV.
What about the interior?
Inside, the 2020 Peugeot 2008 features the beautiful i-Cockpit with a small steering wheel and an overall sporty feel. Good quality plastics are used throughout, and there are plenty of little storage compartments for convenience. A wireless phone charging plate is included, with a ledge dedicated to phone storage (no more putting your phone in the cupholders!).
The stand out is the 3D digital display for the driver and the 10-inch touch screen that can be used to connect smart phones or for navigation. Standard across all models is Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink compatibility. Functions such as central locking, the heated rear screen, and hazard lights are controlled by piano key style buttons in the center of the dash.
How practical is it?
Compared to previous releases, the new Peugeot 2008 is bigger than ever before with a wheelbase that is 6cm longer. It has increased boot space and the seats in both the front and rear are roomy. There are no 4X4 options, however, you can upgrade to chunkier tires and hill-descent control to make 2008 more capable outside of the city.
How does it perform?
The 2020 Peugeot 2008 has a turbocharged petrol engine with 75kW, 97kW and 115kW, depending on the model and drivers will be able to choose a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission. For a smaller engine, it performs well and claims to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.9 seconds.
The electric ‘e-2008’ option is powered by a 100kW electric motor, with a 310km cycle. According to Peugeot, the electric motor charges fast, taking just 30 minutes to get an 80% charge.
What safety features does it have?
In addition to all the standard safety features such as six airbags and three-point belts, the 2020 Peugeot 2008 has automatic emergency braking and distance alert if you are too close to another vehicle. You can also expect lane-keeping assist, blind-spot warning, traffic sign monitoring, and full parking assist. The higher tier versions have a safety system that works well at night, can detect cyclists on the road and active cruise control.
When can you see the all-new 2008 in Australia?
There could still be some time until the Australian drop of the 2020 Peugeot 2008. Peugeot has suggested they might release all their new electric vehicles at once, rather than one at a time. The e-2008 has already launched in Europe, but Australians can expect it sometime next year. To hear the latest news about the 2020 Peugeot 2008 or to browse the current stock, get in touch with Perth City Peugeot.
2020 Peugeot E-SUV
When we are talking about engines, we would like to point out that the most important news is that 2008 is about to be released as a true electric version. Now we are going to get into bigger details of the engine. It has a 100kW engine that can produce the equivalent of 1363hp. If you are familiar with the performances and parts of the PureTech mid-range, you will know that his motor can produce similar to the later one.
In order to help you to eke out every mile you want, this model has a special brake mode, called B. When they are turned on, your car will gently lower down the speed the same minute you decided to take off your foot over gas. In this process, you will kill two flies with one hit. When we say that, we mean that you will be able to charge your car. At the same time, you could drive your car by using a medal. This resembles an e-Pedal system in the Nissan Leaf e-vehicle.
We are pretty sure that this sounds pretty good. Furthermore, Peugeot will provide you with many additional features that will make your transition to electric power much easier than you would think. You will get a charger that can charge 80% of the batter in only half an hour. Many of these features are revolving around the company’s official application. The name of the app is MyPeugeot. It will provide you with the possibility of managing your vehicle remotely.
The Bottom Line
Even though this model sounds and looks pretty similar to the old 2008 model, you will be provided with some of the newest and the best features you can find in the industry. We are pretty sure that you will have an exceptional experience with this vehicle.