The Peugeot 2008 Crossover builds on the success of the new 208 - order books will open in May and it is officially on sale later in the summer of 2013. It is targeted at buyer of cars such as the Nissan Juke and Vauxhall Mokka – and should be competitively priced to target these buyers, so expect prices to start around £13,000.
The 2008 won’t be featuring all-wheel-drive instead it is front-wheel drive with the option of Peugeot’s Grip Control system which has Standard, Snow, Off-Road, Sand and ESP Off modes. It is designed to offer maximum traction in all conditions including off-road but the 2008 is not really designed for serious off-road use.
The compact Peugeot 2008’s footprint is 4.16 (l) x 1.76 (w), it around 200cm longer the 208, yet it can carry 1,194 litres of cargo with the 60:40 split rear seats folded down, 360 litres with them in place.
At the launch the Peugeot 2008 will be available with five petrol engine variants and four diesel units.
Peugeot 2008 petrol range:
|1.2-litre e-VTi 82bhp Stop&Start||99g/km|
|1.2-litre VTi 82bhp||114g/km|
|1.2-litre e-THP 110bhp Stop&Start||104g/km|
|1.6-litre VTi 120bhp||135g/km|
|1.2-litre e-THP 130bhp Stop&Start||109g/km|
Peugeot 2008 diesel range:
|1.4-litre HDi FAP 68bhp||104g/km|
|1.6-litre e-HDi FAP 92bhp||98g/km|
|1.6-litre e-HDi FAP 92bhp||103g/km|
|1.6-litre e-HDi FAP 115bhp||106g/km|
The Peugeot 2008’s engine range will be extended at later date with versions of the turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine, with two power outputs available: 1.2-litre e-THP 110 and 1.2-litre e-THP 130.
Standard equipment will include cruise control with speed limiter, six airbags – two front, two side, two curtain. Other safety equipment includes ESP with Anti-Skid Regulation (ASR), Stability Control (CDS), Emergency Braking Assistance (EBA) and Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBFD), as is Isofix mountings for child seats in the rear.
Options include alloy wheels in 15”, 16” and 17”, plus a range of transportation solutions, which include a towbar which can be removed without tools, plus secure roof bars to accommodate a bicycle carrier, ski carrier or roof box.Published 4 March 2013