What’s quickly evolving into Peugeot’s most popular models is getting an expanded lineup in Australia with an all-important middling grade.
Peugeot has announced the new 2008 GT grade that retains a number of key tech and safety features from the range-topping variant and matches it with a much friendlier price.
The new grade fills the $9,000 void between the entry-level 2008 Allure and the top-spec GT Sport variants, with a listed price of $38,990 (before on-roads).
For the extra cash over the base model, Peugeot has fitted out the 2008 GT with some key upgrades from the top-spec model such as keyless entry, a 10-inch centre touchscreen and ambient lighting.
The interior has been fitted with fabric seats with a leather effect and stricting lime green stitching, with manual adjustment for those in the front seats to keep your back happy.
You can upgrade to the Nappa leather seats found in the 2008 GT Sport for an additional $2,690, which will also add heating for the front row seats and a massage function for the driver.
Like every 2008, the new grade is fitted with Peugeot’s digital gauge cluster that has a clever 3D effect that can prove quite useful for tasks like navigation.
Peugeot has also retained the full LED headlights and daytime running lights and unique 17-inch alloy wheels sitting at each corner that give the 2008 GT a sharper appearance than the base model.
Other niceties include a gloss black finish for the door mirrors, roof rails and window surrounds – as well as keyless entry and proximity locking to make your daily life a bit easier.
Opting for the new 2008 GT means drivers will also gain important safety features, like blind-spot monitoring and more advanced AEB with the ability to detect pedestrians and cyclists at night, which was previously reserved for the top-spec model.
Under the bonnet sits the base-models 1.2L engine that sends 96kW of power and 230Nm of torque through a six-speed automatic transmission to the front wheels.
After being introduced late last year the 2008 has quickly risen to become Peugeot’s second best selling model in Australia behind the 3008 midsize SUV.
We will likely see another addition grade next year with the fully electric e-2008 – though that model has yet to be confirmed for our shores just yet.
For now, the 2008 GT is currently available to purchase from dealerships alongside the existing grades.
All prices listed are before on-road costs.
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