The eagerly anticipated new Peugeot 2008 Crossover is now available and is set to shake up the sector with a well-designed car with prices starting from £12,995.
The Peugeot 2008 Crossover isn’t officially launched in the UK until July 2013 but the car’s styling, efficient low CO2 engines, class leading technology and a versatile cabin design, are already creating interest.
The Peugeot 2008 Crossover range consists of four trim levels: Access+, Active, Allure and Feline which build on the product range of the Peugeot 208.
Indeed, the new Peugeot 2008 Crossover has competitive and progressive pricing, which means it’s less than a £1,000 walk from an equivalent trim level 208 version to a Crossover with higher levels of specification.
Peugeot 2008 Crossover 2013 range highlights
Range highlights for the 4X4 Crossover include CO2 from 98g/km, economy up to 74.3 mpg in the combined cycle and the new 3 Cylinder VTi 82bhp petrol engine, successfully introduced on 208.
The family car also sees the introduction, as standard, of Grip Control on Allure and Feline models. This system is patented by Peugeot and optimises traction in poor conditions, along with ‘Mud and Snow’ tyres.
With four badge levels, six engine choices, six alloy wheel designs, seven trim environments, eight colours and 18 options to choose from, there’s plenty of choice for Peugeot 2008 Crossover buyers.
Peugeot 2008 Crossover’s difference to the 208
Here’s a quick round-up of some of the Peugeot 2008 Crossover’s differences with the 208: rear lamps featuring ‘claw effect’ LED’s, LED daytime running lights, colour-coded door mirrors and door handles and roof bars.
Inside there’s an aviation style handbrake and a refrigerated glove box.
The Peugeot 2008 Crossover should handle well with Anti-Lock Braking (ABS), Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) and six airbags (front driver and passenger, side airbags and curtain airbags).
Peugeot obviously have high hopes for their 2008 Crossover (so expect to see a blanket advertising campaign) which means there will be some tasty introductory offers for when it is launched – however they won’t be as good as some of the leasing packages which will be available.