Peugeot reveals new 2008 SUV

Following the recent reveal of the Peugeot 208 that was revealed in February, French automaker Peugeot has also revealed its new 2008 SUV in both internal-combustion and pure-electric form.

The 2008 shares its visual DNA with the 208 such as the three-stripe light signature up front, LED streaks extending into the bumper, jewel-like grille detailing and model badge at the front of the bonnet.

The rear gets the same lighting signature and a gloss-black strip across the boot borrowed from the 3008 and 5008 models.

It is built on the lightweight Peugeot-Citroen Common Modular Platform (CMP) that also underpins the 208. The platform allows for a pure-electric version of the 2008, dubbed the e-2008.

The cabin gets the same treatment as the 208. It features Peugeot’s iCockpit layout, along with the same semi-luxe detailing rolling out across the range. Quilted seats, jewel-like detailing and a range of interesting materials feature, while Peugeot promises there’s also plenty of storage options.

In terms of engines, there is a turbocharged petrol engine in three states of tune; 75 kW, 97 kW and 115 kW guises. The entry engine will be available with a six-speed manual, the mid-spec with a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic, and the range-topper exclusively with an eight-speed self-shifter.

A 75kW diesel engine will also be offered in Europe, mated exclusively to a six-speed manual.

There is also an electric variant that is powered by a 100 kW electric motor on the front axle, fed by a 50 kWh battery pack good. According to Peugeot, the e-2008 can travel for 310 km on electricity alone. Thanks to 100 kW DC fast charging, owners will be able to charge to 80 per cent in just 30 minutes at public high-speed charge stations.

The 2008 will be available with the full range of semi-autonomous aids. It’ll get adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, full parking assist, autonomous-emergency braking, traffic sign monitoring, blind-spot monitoring and driver attention monitoring.

Local availability still remains unknown at the moment, however, Peugeot SA speculates the new 2008 will arrive in 2020. Watch the space for more updates.

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