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New Peugeot 2008 revealed with petrol, diesel and electric power

Published 19 June 2019

Peugeot has revealed its upmarket new 2008 crossover - and announced there'll be an electric version capable of covering 193 miles on a charge.

The French brand's answer to the Nissan Juke and SEAT Arona, the 2008 is likely to have a start price of more than £18,000 when it goes on sale early in 2020. The electric e-2008 is expected to start at around £25,000 - undercutting the Hyundai Kona Electric and Kia e-Niro.

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The 2008 looks like a smaller version of the 3008 and, alongside the electric version, will be available with petrol and diesel engines. It shares a platform with the DS 3 Crossback, as well as the upcoming Peugeot 208 and new Vauxhall Corsa.

At 4.3 meters long, it's around 140mm longer than the old 2008 and only 150mm shorter than the 3008. Despite this, its 360-litre boot is smaller, on paper, than the SEAT Arona and Honda HRV's.

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The interior takes a similar approach to the 3008 and recent 508, meaning there'll be more soft-touch materials than before and a host of tech. There's Peugeot's i-Cockpit technology, featuring a small steering wheel and a new head-up display.

Available in Active, Allure, GT Line and GT trim levels, the higher-spec models will feature LED rear lights, diamond cut 18-inch alloy wheels with coloured inserts and mood lighting inside.

There's a 10-inch touchscreen display available featuring TomTom navigation, along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

The petrol line-up will be made up of a 1.2-litre three-cylinder PureTech petrol engine with 100PS, 130PS or 155PS. The 100PS version comes with a six-speed manual gearbox, the 130PS with a choice of a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic, while the range-topping 155 comes with an auto as standard.

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There's only be one diesel engine an offer - a 100PS BlueHDi unit paired with a six-speed manual gearbox. The limited diesel line-up reflects the decreasing demand for diesel power, especially in the small crossover sector.

The e-2008 will feature a 136PS electric motor and 50kWh battery, capable of returning 193 miles of range under real-world WLTP testing. Capable of supporting 100kW rapid charging, the e-2008 can be charged to 80 per cent in around 30 minutes, while a full charge using a conventional 7.4kW home wallbox will take eight hours.

Comments

davethesteam    on 24 June 2019

An all electric capable of only 193 miles - that's a pointless excercise if ever I heard it - if that range was available as a PHEV,that would be something to talk about

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