PEUGEOT ELECTRIC REVOLUTION CONTINUES AS NEW 2008 SUV BREAKS COVER
PEUGEOT has released the first images of the all-new 2008 SUV. The new-look 2008 offers a choice of 100% electric, petrol or diesel powertrains and adopts the very latest equipment and driving aids, together with PEUGEOT’s latest-generation 3D i-Cockpit. Due in Ireland in spring 2020, prices and equipment levels for the new 2008 and e-2008 range will be announced closer to launch.
Colin Sheridan, Sales and Marketing Director at Gowan Distributors, Peugeot Importer in Ireland, said: “The all-new 2008 SUV is the second vehicle introduced into the PEUGEOT range where the customer can choose from a conventional petrol or diesel engine, or a 100% electric variant without compromising on technology, looks or driving sensations; other than some distinctive styling touches, the model exterior and interior remains the same no matter the powertrain. We strongly believe this approach allows customers to opt for the model of their choice, and to then select the powertrain that best suits their exact needs. The all-new 2008 SUV is another step forward in our commitment of having an electrified version, across our entire PEUGEOT range, by 2023.”
Available in Active, Allure, GT Line and GT trim levels, the all-new 2008 SUV range adopts the current PEUGEOT design philosophy, featuring sharp angles and distinctive looks. Resolutely robust, yet sculpted and elegant, the new model sports the latest PEUGEOT front LED daytime running lighting signature, first revealed on the all-new 508 and 208 models, along with the rear full-LED 3D claw.
Longer (+14cm) and wider (+3cm), the new PEUGEOT 2008 SUV offers rear passengers more room than its predecessor model, with the boot volume gaining 10 litres (434 litres), even with an electric battery in place; the 50kWh battery is positioned under the floor of the all-new e-2008 SUV, so there’s no compromise to boot or interior space whichever powertrain is selected. Indeed, a variety of new storage spaces can be found on board, to include ample room under the front centre armrest, in front of the gear stick, and more discreet storage at the bottom of the central console.
The all-new PEUGEOT 2008 SUV features the latest version of the 3D i-Cockpit®, with a compact steering wheel and a new head-up display, with key information projected in hologram form close to the driver’s eye-line, helping to improve reaction times. The centre console comes with a 10-inch colour touchscreen (depending on trim), with 3D Navigation. Every all-new 2008 SUV model comes standard with MirrorScreen®, enabling MirrorLink®, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto connectivity.
A range of new exterior colours will debut on the new 2008, to include Elixir Red, Vertigo Blue and Fusion Orange, whilst the interior environment can also be personalised with a choice of 8 LED colours.
With 3 petrol and 2 diesel engines on offer, the all-new e-2008 SUV is also available with a 100kW (136bhp) electric motor and 50kWh battery. Under real world WLTP testing, the 100% electric zero-emission SUV will achieve a 310km range. Charging time depends on the power available: 16 hours for a full charge from a domestic plug; between 5 hours 15 minutes and 8 hours for a complete charge with a Wallbox (three phase 11kW or single phase 7.4kW); 30 minutes to recover 80% of the battery with 100kW fast-chargers. With the MyPeugeot® app, owners will be able to pre-set the charging times, heating and air conditioning on their all-new e-2008 SUV, as well as check its current charge level remotely.
A series of unique styling cues help set the all-new e-2008 SUV apart from its petrol and diesel counterparts. The body coloured chequered front grille sports a sparkling dichroic Lion emblem, with reflections alternating between green and blue depending on the angle of view. An “e” monogram is fixed to the front side panel and tailgate. Inside, the GT trim is fitted with exclusive Alcantara seat upholstery. Animation of specific information illustrating the operation of the powertrain in real time, accessed through the 3D digital instrument panel and can also be projected, like a hologram, via the colour screen.
The all-new PEUGEOT 2008 SUV range comes with class leading technology and safety features, standard or optional according to trim, including Lane Positioning Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go (in 8-speed automatic only), Full Park Assist, Automatic Emergency Brake Assist, Driver Attention Monitoring, PEUGEOT Smartbeam Assistance, Speed Limit Recognition and Recommendation, Extended Traffic Sign Recognition to include ‘Stop’ and ‘No Entry’, Active Blind Spot Monitoring and an electric parking brake.
First launched in 2013, PEUGEOT has sold more than one million units of its star-selling 2008 SUV. With the new-generation model, PEUGEOT aims to remain a leader of the SUV market in Europe. It is the second 100% electric vehicle from PEUGEOT, following the all-new e-208, announced earlier this year. PEUGEOT has pledged that by 2023, its entire model line-up will feature an electrified version.