The Peugeot 2008 facelift has been unveiled in the lead up to the 2016 Geneva motor show, which kicks off at the end of this month.
Up front, the revised small SUV sports a new bonnet and fascia. The latter houses a new grille, which fits in with Peugeot’s latest corporate theme.
Along the sides, high-end models now come with small plastic wheel arch extensions to emphasise its off-road styling. At the rear, the tail-lights sport new graphics incorporating LED light tubes.
The company will also introduce a new GT Line trim that features a sporty looking red and black themed interior (below).
Under the bonnet, the updated 2008 will be available with company’s PureTech 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engines. Entry-level models have 61kW at their disposal, and are available with either a five-speed manual or five-speed automated manual transmission.
There will also be turbocharged variants making either 82kW/205Nm or 97kW/230Nm, and both come standard with automatic engine stop/start. The less powerful turbo mill is available with either a five-speed manual or six-speed auto, while the gutsier version is equipped exclusively with a six-speed manual.
On the diesel side of the ledger, the 2008 is available with the PSA Peugeot Citroen’s 1.6-litre BlueHDi turbo-diesel in 56kW, 75kW and 89kW formats. All variants are available with either a five- or six-speed manual.
A six-speed automated manual transmission is available with the 75kW engine, but no diesel variants can be equipped with regular automatic transmission. All versions of the updated 2008 still drive the front wheels exclusively.
The 2008’s infotainment system now supports smartphone mirroring either via Apple CarPlay or, on Android devices, MirrorLink. A rear-view camera and parking assistance is now available on select models.
Peugeot Australia has confirmed that revised 2008 will go on sale in Australia during the fourth quarter of 2016. The GT Line package has yet to be confirmed for down under.
Prices and specifications for Australia-bound models will be announced closer to the car’s on-sale date.