The crossover segment is the fastest growing automobile market
segment. Manufacturers are working tirelessly to keep their
models fresh as well as offer improved features in a bid to
The Peugeot 2008 was only launched recently in 2013 and already
the automaker is looking to release its second generation. The
model targets the urban dwellers and since it’s pretty new and
that the model received a good reception in its present state,
Peugeot will keep things almost the same but only add a few
tweaks here and there. The new 2016 Peugeot 2008 is
offered in four trim levels which are; Access+, Active, Allure
2016 Peugeot 2008 Exterior
The exterior will largely remain the same as the predecessor
model. It is still based on the PF1 which is also used on the
Peugeot 208 from which it borrows most of its exterior looks.
The vehicle will feature a redesigned grille which is framed in
chrome. Its headlights have also been modified and will feature
Still on the front, the vehicle will have a redesigned black
front bumper integrated with fog lights. The rear keeps the
predecessor model look but has been hooked up with LED
taillights. 16-inch alloy wheels are offered as standard but
there is an option for 17 –inch alloy wheels.
2016 Peugeot 2008 Interior
The interior of the new Peugeot 2008 2006 is stylish and
comfortable. The crossover accommodates five passengers in its
leather upholstered seats that feature a lovely brownish trim.
The seats are well positioned to offer plenty of head and leg
It also offers plenty of cargo space at 410 liters which
expands to 1,400 liters upon folding the rear seats. At the
front, there is a leather wrapped power steering wheel. There
is also a 7-inch touch-screen mounted on the center of the dash
board which displays important information on the vehicle as
well as other controls. Its windows are power operated. For
connectivity, the vehicle is hooked up with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
hotspot and USB ports.
There is also a modern infotainment system with a media input
option. Other features include pleasant lighting which is
enhanced by a panoramic roof, dual-zone climate control,
keyless ignition and automatic air conditioning. Higher trims
feature satellite navigation, auto wipers, a full length glass
roof and heated front seats. For safety, the vehicle features 6
airbags and an enhanced driving aids package which includes
traction control, electronic stability control, hill start
assist, ABS with brake assist and electronic brake force
2016 Peugeot 2008 Engine
Under the hood of the 2016 Peugeot 2008, there are 2 petrol
engines and a diesel drive-train to choose from. The base
engine is a 1.2 L, 3-cylinder gasoline unit good for 82 hp and
87 lb-ft of torque. Its fuel economy is rated at 42 mpg for
city, 55 mpg on highway and 49 mpg combined. The engine is
paired either to a 5 or 6-speed manual transmission system.
The second unit is a 1.6 L, 4-cylinder gasoline unit that
produces 120 hp and 118 lb-ft of torque. In terms of fuel
economy, this engine is rated at 31 mpg, 49 mpg and 40 mpg for
city, highway and town drives respectively.
Switching to diesel, the unit is a 1.4 L, 4-cylinder engine
that produces 68 hp and 118 lb-ft of torque. This engine
delivers fuel economy of 51 mpg for city, 65 mpg on highway and
59 mpg for combined drives. The engine is paired with a 6-speed
automatic transmission system.
There are also rumors of a hybrid engine. The unit being put
forward uses a petrol engine, compressed air and a hydraulic
motor pump. The system is paired with an automatic transmission
with epicyclic gear train. The hybrid works in three ways
either only on petrol, on air or both combined. The engine is
rated at 81.1 mpg and has a CO2 emission rating of 69 g/km.
Price and release date
Peugeot has not yet released official details on the 2016
Peugeot 2008 release date or price. However, rumor has it that
the model will be released in this last quarter of 2015. The
price of the vehicle will increase slightly and will range from
$ 22,500 up to $ 33,000 for high trim models with diesel
engines and luxury equipment package.
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