French carmaker, Peugeot, has released pricing and some specification details for the new 2008 compact SUV ahead of its local launch in early February 2021.
Taking design notes from the larger Peugeot 3008 SUV and the compact Peugeot 208 hatchback, this is the new 2008 compact SUV. It's a striking vehicle, both inside and out. A total of 3 trim levels will be available including the base Active derivatives, mid-spec Allure derivative and the top-spec GT derivative.
In terms of engine choice, the South African market will receive a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine with 74 kW / 205 Nm mated exclusively with a 6-speed manual transmission in the entry-level 2008 Active derivative or buyers can opt for the more powerful 96 kW / 230 Nm version of this engine mated exclusively with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The new 2008 is based on the new CMP platform and has a length of 4.3 metres. With a wheelbase of 2.6 metres, cabin space is prioritised. The 2008 features an updated version of the i-Cockpit digital dashboard which is familiar from the larger 3008 family SUV. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be offered as well as up to 4 USB sockets. A sunroof will be optionally available at an additional cost of R21 750.
We will be attending the local launch of the new Peugeot 2008 and will keep you updated as soon as more SA-specific details become available. See pricing below!
The cabin of the new Peugeot 2008 is perhaps one of the most striking in this segment.
New Peugeot 2008 - Price in South Africa
2008 Active 1.2T 74 kW MT6 - R359 900
2008 Active 1.2T 96 kW AT6 - R399 900
2008 Allure 1.2T 96 kW AT6 - R429 900
2008 GT 1.2T 96 kW AT6 - R479 900
The 2008 will be sold with a 5-year/100 000km warranty and a 3-year/60 000 km service plan.