The new 2017 Peugeot 2008 makes an assertive proposition with its addictive and unique driving experience, and unparalleled dynamic performance. It comes with an even greater robustness and power to supplement the enhanced design cues of the exterior and upscale interior layout. The spoiler, rear door molding, roof bars, and wave roof are characterized by their sophisticated designs. From the outside, the 3D claws. Black and chrome headlights manifest the embedded technology, while the interior is illustrated by the attention to details designers of the Peugeot 2008 paid to the materials. Its release date has been set for the first half of 2017.
Just like the Peugeot 3008, the new 2017 Peugeot 2008 comes with the Peugeot i-Cockpit that makes for a safe, flexible, agile, and intuitive driving experience. There’re plenty of technologies offered to go with the upgraded interior and exterior esthetics. The Active City Brake technology is one such feature that helps avoid or reduce the severity of accidents. Another is the Park Assist technology that makes parking in tight spots effortless.
Launched three years ago, the Peugeot nameplate has gained quite a substantial following. Most of its fans quote its competitive running costs, classy interior, large trunk, and affordable sticker as some of the reasons why it makes a great buy. As of February, half a million units had already been sold globally. Not everything was a bed of roses for the Peugeot 2008. Its so-so ride quality, and odd looks made it receive a fair share of criticism. All these flaws have however been fixed by Peugeot, at least according to their announcement.
Beneath the hood, the refreshed Peugeot 2008 comes with either a 1.6L four-cylinder diesel or a 1.2L three-cylinder engine. The two engines now replace the 1.6L and 1.4L mills offered for the previous models. The upgraded 1.2L inline-3 engine provides power ranging from 81 horsepower to around 128 horsepower while the 1.6L diesel HDi option also offers three outputs ranging from just 74 ponies to 120 horsepower.
Arch rivals include Nissan Juke and Renault Captur. Having been introduced six years ago, the Nissan Juke is the oldest of the bunch. It derives its power from a range of four cylinder engines that offer anything ranging from 93 ponies to around 187 horsepower. The top-of-the-line Nissan Juke Nismo gets a decent 197 horsepower from the available 1.6L turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The Captur, on the other side, is built on the same principles of fuel efficiency and affordability. It gets its power from a range of gasoline and diesel powertrains that offer it anything ranging from 89 to around 114 horsepower.
2017 Peugeot 2008 Release Date & Price
Pricing details aren’t available yet, however, rumors allege that the new model will cost significantly more than the model it is replacing. As such, buyers should expect to get a price hike from the current $19,120 in the U.K.
2017 Peugeot 2008 Exterior
The exterior design is attractive and dynamic. It is wave-shaped courtesy of the styling approach that continues from the grille to the roof. Some of the changes on the exterior include aggressive up front thanks to the redesigned headlamps. The grille has a new design that replaces the horizontal sluts with vertical chrome inserts. Lettering of the “Peugeot” and lion emblem have been moved from the hood of the engine. Around back, the taillights get lion claw-like LED pattern. But that is as far as changes on the back go.
Some of the available features for the new 2017 Peugeot 2008 GT Line include gloss black elements, seventeen-inch wheels, and “GT Line” badges and red “Peugeot” lettering on the tailgate and fenders.
2017 Peugeot 2008 Interior
The changes to the interior are mild but nonetheless welcome. Technologies and features available include a panoramic sunroof, backlit headlining, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a 7-inch touchscreen with MirrorLink and Apple CarPlay integration.
Two trims have already been confirmed for the 2017 Peugeot 2008: GT Line, and Allure. Others will be updated here once the information is known.
Under the hood of the Peugeot are several engines: an upgraded 1.2L three-cylinder petrol engine is available with three flavors rated at 81, 110, and 128 horsepower. On the diesel front, there’s the 1.6L HDi engine available with also three outputs – 74, 99, and 118 horsepower.
Many passive and active features are available as safety features. Some of these include Active City Brake, Hill Assist, and Park Assist. The Peugeot 2008 has on several occasions scored top marks for crash impact safety, so it is expected the same pristine results will once again be obtained once the relevant authorities finish up with the assessment. Results will be updated here on its release date, be sure to check them out.