The Peugeot 2008 has restyled looks, new interior technologies and greater driving range for its electrified variant
While Peugeot Australia confirmed to Chasing Cars that the facelifted version of the 2008 would come to Australia, exactly when this would happen remains unclear.
“The global news regarding the new Peugeot 2008 is certainly exciting to see! The Peugeot 2008, including the e-2008, is an important part of our ongoing range in Australia,” a spokesperson said.
“Anticipated launch details for the facelifted 2008 including timing, pricing and specification will be confirmed at a later date for the Australian market.”
The Peugeot 2008 will go on sale in Europe during summer this year.
When it finally does make its way to Australia, the Peugeot 2008 will complete primarily with premium options like the Mercedes-Benz GLA and it’s electric variant the EQA, as well as the BMW X1 and iX1.
On the exterior, the facelifted Peugeot 2008 has new design LED headlights and tail lights, a wider and more sculpted front end, new alloy-wheel designs and modern Peugeot badging.
Inside the 2008, a digital instrument cluster is standard on the Allure and GT variants, however the base Active variant still has an analogue cluster.
While the exact specification is yet to be determined for Australia, all 2008 variants sold in Europe now come standard with a 10.0-inch central touchscreen (up from the 7.0-inch touchscreen previously fitted).
Ambient lighting now features for the first time on the GT flagship variant.
Peugeot has said it has also added more USB sockets, a more powerful wireless smartphone charger and high definition parking cameras to the updated 2008 range.
Peugeot has been able to cram more power and a bigger battery into the E-2008. Power has increased from 100kW to 115kW while the battery has increased from 50kWh to 54kWh. Electric range for the E-2008 is now rated at 406km (up from 345km).
A new 48-volt mild hybrid 2008 is soon to arrive which combines a 101kW petrol engine with an electric motor.
In overseas markets, the 2008 will be available with several powertrains, including a 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine and a larger 1.5-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Globally, the Peugeot 2008 will come as standard with adaptive cruise control, AEB, traffic sign recognition, active lane departure warning with lane correction, drive attention alert and blind spot monitoring.
The current Peugeot 2008 available in Australia currently has a five star ANCAP safety rating, which it received in 2019.
The 2008 received an impressive 93 percent safety rating for adult occupant protection, 87 percent for child occupant protection and 73 percent for vulnerable road user protection.
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