Harry Leahey

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Peugeot has announced an updated 2008, which boasts new, electrified combustion engines, an updated design and improved range for the all-electric version. 


For 2024, the 2008 can be had as a 48-volt-mild-hybrid, which the French firm says consists of a "new-generation 136bhp 1.2-litre PureTech petrol engine, paired with a six-speed dual-clutch electrified gearbox that integrates an electric motor."


Peugeot claims that when driving through cities, the 2008 48V Hybrid model can run on electricity for up to half of the time, resulting in a fuel economy boost of as much as 15 percent. 


The pure-battery powered e-2008 meanwhile operates on a new 54 kWh battery that provides a range of up to 252 miles, up from 214 miles. Additionally, a new electric motor has improved the power output by 18 percent, providing 155bhp. 


The vehicle can be charged up to 80 percent in 30 minutes using a 100kW rapid charger, or over seven hours with a 7.4kW home charger.


The exterior updates are said to deliver  "a more assertive SUV design," with the front end made broader to accommodate the company's new "Peugeot Shield."


Additionally, the 2008 model now features the same lighting signature as the 508 and 508 SW, featuring three vertical light claws integrated into the bumper. At the back, the vehicle's three-claw lighting system has been revamped, featuring an LED rear light made up of three superimposed horizontal slats. 


Inside the vehicle, the e-2008 model showcases an upgraded version of the i-Cockpit system, featuring a 10-inch digital instrument cluster with a 3D display on GT versions. 


Standard features include a 10-inch central touchscreen display, and some physical piano-key shortcut buttons can be found below for quick access to key functions. 


The infotainment system supports both wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and TomTom sat-nav can be selected across the range from the options list.


Eagle-eyed viewers will also notice Peugeot's new badge, which now features in the centre of the car's small steering wheel. 


Driver assistance features include adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, extended traffic sign recognition, and lane keeping assist.


Peugeot's updated electric SUV will be available to reserve this summer, with deliveries scheduled for late 2023. While the pricing for the new 2008 has yet to be disclosed, it is estimated to start around £25,000, with the top-tier GT model potentially costing around £30,000.


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Harry Leahey 04/05/23