The new-look 2017 Peugeot 2008 has arrived in Australia, with the more muscled looking mini SUV axing its diesel engine offering and adding new safety and technology equipment.
The new model range is a petrol only affair, with the brand’s 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo engine and six-speed automatic transmission aimed at appealing squarely at the majority of front-wheel-drive SUV buyers.
The engine replaces the old non-turbo four-cylinder auto model, which was always felt to sell the 2008 short. The new engine may have a smaller capacity and fewer cylinders, and while it has a little less power (81kW compared to 88kW) it has notably more torque (205Nm vs 160Nm), which helps it be 0.6 seconds quicker from 0-100km/h.
The new drivetrain uses a claimed 4.8 litres per 100 kilometres, which is 1.7L/100km better than the existing atmo four-cylinder.
The model range is made up of the base model Active variant, priced from $26,490 plus on-road costs, the mid-range Allure (from $30,990 plus on-road costs) and the flagship GT-Line, whichis listed at $32,990 plus on-road costs. The high-spec diesel Outdoor manual model has been axed.
Peugeot is already offering drive-away deals on the new-look 2008, with the Active base model on sale from $29,990, the mid-range Allure from $35,000, and the top-spec GT-Line from $35,990.
All three models have a 7.0-inch touchscreen media system with Apple CarPlay and Siri voice control. A rear-view camera and rear parking sensors are standard, too, while higher-spec models gain autonomous emergency braking and more. See below for a breakdown of what the differences are spec-by-spec.
Styling wise, the revised 2008 sees the adoption of the brand’s family look, with a more pronounced grille, more angular bumper and revised headlights and tail-lights. The GT-Line model stands out from the other models with extra body cladding, black exterior highlights and more.
2017 Peugeot 2008 specifications by model:
Tokyo cloth trim
16-inch alloy wheels
Touchscreen media with Apple CarPlay
Rear parking sensors
Cruise control with speed limiter
Leather multifunction steering wheel
Cooled centre console
Full size spare wheel
Tyre pressure monitoring
Allure (adds over Active):
Mixed trim seats
Low-speed autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
Semi-automated parking system
Front parking sensors
17-inch alloy wheels
Fog-lights with cornering function
GripControl extended traction control system
Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
Rear tinted windows
Dual-zone climate control
GT-Line (adds over Allure):
Mesh/cloth trim with contrasting stitching
Red highlights for door handles
Red stitched leather steering wheel
Redline theme for the infotainment system
Red LED instrument cluster surround
Alloy doorsill trims
Alloy sports pedals
Black rear door trim
Black mirror housings
Black rear spoiler
Model-specific front bumper
Model-specific rear bumper
Chrome exhaust tips
Gloss black grille surround
Red Peugeot exterior badge lettering
Machined-faced 10-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels
2017 Peugeot 2008 pricing, plus on-road costs:
Active – $26,490 (+$1000)
Allure – $30,990 (no change)
GT-Line – $32,990 (no change compared to Outdoor manual diesel)
Metallic paint – $990 on all models
Pearlescent paint – $1050 on all models
Cielo panoramic roof – $1000 on Allure and GT-Line only
Satellite navigation – $1500 on Active only
Leather trim – $2200 on Allure and GT-Line only