2017 Peugeot 2008 arrives in February
The refreshed 2017 Peugeot 2008 tiny-tot SUV will arrive Down Under in late February.
THE 2017 PEUGEOT 2008 will arrive in Australia in late February, the French car maker has said. Boasting a new-look front end that teases the look of future Peugeot models, the new 2008 gets a “multi-facetted grille featuring the Peugeot Lion at its centre. Flanking the new grille are headlamps featuring a ‘feline look’ with an intensely high-tech chrome and black mask. The LED rear lamps feature new, warm-coloured lion claws with a profound 3D effect”.
The new-look 2008 will also feature a revised model line-up with Active, Allure and GT-Line models available. In Australia, the GT-Line model replaces the previous Outdoor model (previously manual diesel), while Active models will feature automatic transmissions as standard (previously five-speed manual), while Allure models remain as they were.
There will only be one engine available across the range, a turbocharged 1.2-litre PureTech e-THP three-cylinder engine to all variants, which develops 81kW and 205Nm of torque. This is mated to a six-speed automatic.
General Manager of Peugeot Australia, Kai Bruesewitz said that the new-look 2008 brings with it a vehicle better aligned to local customers’ needs.
“The 2008 SUV was always highly regarded for its smart packaging and stylish looks; now with new technology, new line-up and an all-new powertrain, the 2008 becomes the complete package for Australian customers,” said Bruesewitz.
“We have already proven with our 208 and 308 model lines that Peugeot’s award winning PureTech, turbo-petrol 1.2L engines can compete with larger capacity drivetrains of other players in the market and there is no reason this segment shouldn’t benefits from Peugeot’s advanced drivetrain.
“We are very excited about the introduction of the new-look 2008 range as it signals a significant year for the Peugeot SUV stable with the all-new 3008 and 5008 following hot on the 2008’s heels,” said Bruesewitz.
All variants now get a reversing camera and Apple Carplay and MirrorLink connectivity via the standard seven-inch touchscreen. Higher grades will feature Satellite Navigation, Active City Brake (autonomous braking technology) and Grip Control (a technology that provides for greater grip in low traction situations) as standard.
Pricing will be announced closer to the local launch.
2017 Peugeot 2008 line-up:
- 7-inch Multi-function Colour Display Screen
- Trip Computer Function
- USB & Bluetooth Connectivity
- Arkamys Digital Sound Processing
- MirrorScreen Connectivity (inc MirrorLink & Apple Carplay)
- Tokyo Cloth Trim (Black)
- 16-inch Alloy Wheels with Space Saver spare wheel
- Single Zone Air Conditioning
- Rear Parking Sensors
- Reverse Camera
- Electric Door Mirrors with Folding function
- Front & Rear Fog Lights
- Programmable Cruise Control with Speed Limiter
- Leather Steering Wheel with Audio Controls
- Cooled Centre Console compartment
ALLURE (IN ADDITION TO ABOVE)
- Park Assist (Self Parking)
- Satellite Navigation
- Active City Brake
- 17-inch Eridan Alloy Wheel
- Grip Control
- Fog Light cornering function
- Automatic Wipers
- Automatic Headlamps
- Electro-chromatic Rear View mirror
- Rear Privacy Glass
- Dual-Zone Air Conditioning
- ‘Oxford’ Premium TEP/Cloth Trim
GT-LINE (IN ADDITION TO ALLURE AND ACTIVE)
GT-line specific ‘Dynamic’ TEP/Mesh Cloth with Red Topstitch
- Red highlights to interior door handles, seat belts & handbrake
- Specific smooth leather steering wheel with red contrast stitching
- Redline theme for 7-inch Multi-function colour Display Screen
- Alloy door sills
- Alloy sports pedals
- Red LED instrument panel surround
- Perla Nera Black highlights for roof rails, rear door trim, and spoiler and mirror shells
- Specific rear bumper with chrome exhaust
- Gloss black grille surround incorporating red ‘PEUGEOT’ lettering