When Peugeot 2008 first rolled out in 2013, it quickly caught the eyes of car enthusiasts. It has been noted for its large trunk, fuel efficiency, classy interior, and an affordable price tag. As of February 2016, the Peugeot’s first crossover has released over 500,000 units across different markets.
But as in the case of any other vehicle, the Peugeot 2008 2017 has had its share of criticisms particular for its less-than-stellar convenience and rather odd looks. Peugeot has set plans to update and improve it’s 2008 SUV with a mid-cycle redesign, slated to debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
Peugeot 2008 2017 – Exterior Body Changes and Interior Cabin Design
As with any other mid-cycle redesigns by Peugeot, changes in 2008’s designs are far from extensive. The mini-SUV still looks familiar with minor changes on its interior. However, the French manufacturer gave the SUV added sportiness to the crossover, a feature that is more apparent with the new, top-of-the-line GT Line model. Although the cabin carries over its current styling and design idiom, 2008 receives some technical upgrades.
The Peugeot 2008 2017 gets updated features and a refreshed look. It comes with several new features and a more sporty design that easily make it an attractive option in the compact crossover segment.
The redesigned exterior gives Peugeot 2008 2017 a more powerful and sharper look. Located at the center of the new vertical front grille is the iconic Peugeot lion. The sporty design of the grille goes straight to the hood and the roof, which gives it an alluring figure. The scuff plates and wheel arches of the 2017 model year are more pronounced than the current model.
Another obvious change is the 2008’s revamped lighting. The headlamps, characterized by its chrome and black color, showcase the feline-like design. Behind, the 3D LED taillights feature a striking lion-claw design. Peugeot 2008 is dashing with its Ultimate Red exterior paint color, although there are still other color options such as Emerald and nine other colors. As an additional option, the GT Line model would be added to the current trim levels such as Allure, Active, and Access. With its red and black color combo, the 2008 GT Line trim really looks sporty.
The interior of the cabin looks very luxurious and high-tech. The 2017 model year showcases the i-Cockpit design for an agile, safe and intuitive driving experience. Some technologies featured inside the crossover include a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system equipped with Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink, a compact sports steering wheel, and a head-up instrument panel. For the higher trims, owners get leather-trimmed interior components including the handbrake level, gear stick surround, steering wheel, and door armrests.
A bevy of driver-assist and safety technologies are also present with the Peugeot such as park assist, active city break, and a reversing camera. This Peugeot 2008 2017 is also equipped with an adapted traction system for low grip conditions, known as Grip Control. This safety feature allows the crossover to be very versatile and enables it to run across different terrain. It rides on 17-inch alloy wheels.
Peugeot 2008 2017 – Under the hood
Under the hood of the 2017, Peugeot 2008 are four Euro6 engines – the best in its class. The 1.2-liter 3-cylinder petrol engine is capable of delivering up to 129 hp. There are three options for the powertrain: a six-speed manual transmission, five-speed manual transmission, and six-speed automatic transmission.
Peugeot 2008 2017 – How Much will Cost?
We haven’t heard about the possible price tag of this Peugeot 2008 2017. It is set to be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show and hopefully be made available months after.