Peugeot's critical small SUV range has been revealed locally, with both tech and prices up significantly.
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  • 2021 Peugeot 2008 priced from $34,990 before on-road costs
  • Active trim level discontinued, with Allure becoming the new entry point
  • Allure and top-grade GT Sport models available now, with a mid-range GT version arriving 2021
  • Two driveline options now offered

Pricing and specification for the new Peugeot 2008 small SUV has been revealed today.

The range now starts with the Peugeot 2008 Allure, priced from $34,990 before on road costs. The previous entry-level 2008 Active has now been discontinued.

This sees the cheapest Peugeot 2008 rise by $10,500 when compared to the outgoing model. Comparing like-for-like however, the new 2008 Allure is still $5500 more expensive than before.

A mid-range GT model is expected to join the range before the second half of 2021. Pricing and specification for this model has not been revealed by the brand, but CarAdvice has learned that it will employ the same powertrain as found in the Allure variant.

The top-of-the-line 2008 GT Sport introduces a new hero nameplate for the brand, and is priced from $43,990 before on roads. This version is $12,490 pricier than the previous top-spec 2008 GT-Line.

The new Peugeot 2008 rides on the brand's latest city-car architecture, called the Common Modular Platform (CMP), and is compatible with fully-electric. It replaces the Peugeot Group PF1 platform, which currently underpins the Citroen C3 hatch and C3 Aircross SUV.

As for the possibility of an all-electric Peugeot 2008 joining the range in the future, the company says "it is still under study".

The new 2008 has grown compared to the previous car, with its length substantially increased, by 142mm. Width and height have also been adjusted, by 31mm, and 6mmm, respectively. New length/width/height dimensions come in at 4300mm/1770mm/1550mm.

Its wheelbase has also grown, with the new Peugeot 2008 extending 67mm in this regard. According to the brand, pushing the wheels out to body's edges has resulted in greater cabin space than before.

Unlike the previous version, the Peugeot 2008 is now offered with two driveline options.

Powering the entry-level Allure – and soon-to-arrive GT – is a 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, which produces 96kW and 230Nm. Power is provided to the front wheels only, via a six-speed torque-converter transmission made by Japanese company Aisin.

The top-grade GT Sport features a mechanically upgraded version of the same 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine, with 114kW and 240Nm. It uses a new eight-speed transmission, also made by Aisin, and also is front-wheel drive.

No option for all-wheel drive currently exists in the Peugeot 2008 range globally.

The 114kW/240Nm eight-speed automatic driveline found in the GT Sport version is similar what's used in Europe, and has been calibrated to meet stricter emissions standards.

As a result, it uses less fuel than the 'rest of world' 96kW/230Nm six-speed driveline found in the Allure, and upcoming GT, despite being more powerful.

Where the 2008 Allure is claimed to use 6.5L/100km on a combined cycle, the GT Sport uses 6.1L/100km.

A larger difference can be found in city cycle efficiency figures, with the brand claiming 8.4L/100km for the 2008 Allure, versus 7.7L/100km for the GT Sport.

Both cars debut a first for Peugeot brand, in the form of a three-dimensional instrument cluster, which comes as standard. This new piece of technology features a layered-array of transparent Thin Film Transistor (TFT) displays, which creates a visually perceptible field of depth.

The 3D digital instrument cluster also means that important information, such as crash avoidance alerts, can be displayed in the foreground, as to better alert the driver.

Across the range as standard are LED headlights, high-speed autonomous emergency braking (up to 140km/h) with pedestrian (up to 60km/h) and cyclist detection (up to 80km/h), speed sign recognition and lane keeping assist.

Stepping up to the GT Sport version brings low-light capability to the autonomous emergency braking system, blind spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control with lane positioning assist.

As for beautification and convenience features, the 2008 Allure receives 17-inch wheels, keyless start with remote lock/unlock, a 7.0-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, DAB+ digital radio and cloth seats.

Premium features such as 18-inch black wheels, Nappa leather seats with front-seat heating and driver's massaging function, a 10.0-inch infotainment system, wireless charging and ambient lighting, are all reserved for the GT Sport variant.

The optional extra in the current two-car range an opening panoramic sunroof with manual sunblind, which can be added to the GT Sport model only, for $1990.

The 2021 Peugeot 2008 range is available to order now. First customer deliveries are expected to commence from December 2020.

2021 Peugeot 2008 pricing for Australia

  • 2008 Allure – $34,990
  • 2008 GT – TBC
  • 2008 GT-Sport – $43,990

Note: All prices exclude on-road costs.