For the size of the car, the new Peugeot 2008 will return some very impressive fuel economy figures – as high as 62mpg.
There are high expectations for the new model which, Peugeot says, ‘brings new sophistication’ to the rapidly growing crossover market.
And the new Peugeot 2008 looks like it should do well.
It has low-emission engines as standard: the petrol from 99g/km, diesel is even lower at 98g/km and there’s a wide range of personalisation options for owners, including body decal designs.
The 2008 is built on the 208 platform and it underlines Peugeot’s stated aim of heading upmarket with its cars.
They will have a tough fight on their hands in the sector dominated by the impressive Nissan Qashqai so Peugeot is offering higher comfort levels and equipment.
The French firm also says there is ‘outstanding quality in materials and finish’ and this model is a global car in that it has been designed with customer demands from around the world in mind.
The Peugeot 2008 has sculpted headlamps with LED daytime running lights, stylish matt-finished alloy wheels, black bumpers and body sills, stainless steel front and rear scuff-plates and chromed side mouldings.
The interior of the Peugeot 2008 provides the driver and passengers with a spacious and flexible cabin, with a cockpit-style instrument panel and aircraft-type handbrake. A smart satin chrome finish to the air vents, handbrake lever, steering wheel, gear lever and touch-screen trims all add to the level of luxury and create a genuinely premium feel.
Order books for the Peugeot 2008 open in May and it is officially on sale later in the summer. Demand is anticipated to be as strong as it has been for the much acclaimed 208, which has already secured over 20,000 UK orders during its first six months.
There’s no word on pricing but expect the 2008 to start at around £15,000.