A facelifted version of the Peugeot 2008 has arrived in South Africa and we have specifications and pricing for this model.
This compact family car/crossover was launched globally back in 2013 and has tallied up many sales. Now there's a facelifted model and the changes range from exterior cosmetic updates to 3 trim levels, while a new 6-speed automatic gearbox makes its debut.
There's also a new version of Peugeot's iCockpit dashboard, which was first seen in the 308 hatch. It comprises a 7-inch colour touchscreen with the latest connectivity options. The features and equipment have been enhanced too, but the big news is that Peugeot SA has introduced the 2008 with GT Line trim.
The latest Peugeot 2008 comes to market with a line-up comprising 4 models, with 2 engines, 2 gearboxes and 3 trim levels. The range starts off with the Active, which is powered by a 1.6-litre turbodiesel engine, mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. This engine offers up peak outputs of 68 kW and 230 Nm, and is claimed to consume just 4.0 L/100 km.
Next up are the 2 Allure models, with the first combining the turbodiesel motor with a manual gearbox, and the second featuring the 1.2-litre turbocharged turbopetrol motor mated to the new 6-speed automatic transmission. Both cars feature the same specification. This petrol engine is good for 81 kW and 205 Nm, with a claimed fuel consumption figure of 5.4 L/100 km.
Finally, the flagship offering is the GT Line, which features a sporty interior as well as the 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol motor and new 6-speed automatic transmission.
"The new 2008 SUV is the first of three significant new model releases planned for this year, all aimed at strengthening Peugeot’s presence in the country," says Francis Harnie, the Managing Director of Peugeot South Africa. "While we are focusing on the Peugeot brand in the Southern African market as far as new products are concerned, our commitment to looking after our existing customers across the PSA model spectrum (as far as aftersales and servicing are concerned), remains undiminished.”
Comes equipped with cloth upholstery, leather-rimmed steering wheel, leather-trimmed parking brake, manual air conditioning, electrically operated windows front and rear, cruise control with a speed limiter function, a steering wheel adjustable for reach and rake, a 6-speaker sound system (USB and analogue 3,5 mm stereo inputs, Bluetooth-based music streaming and hands-free telephony), an on-board trip computer and a refrigerated glovebox.
Active and passive safety features include: ABS with electronic brake force distribution and emergency brake assist, plus electronic stability control. Six airbags, remote central locking with auto-locking doors when driving off, hill start assistance, electric child locks, IsoFix child seat tethers, and auto-activating hazard lights (when braking hard) are all included.
Active trim adds 17-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, part-leather upholstery, fully automatic bi-zone climate control, auto-activating headlights and windscreen wipers, an electrochromatic rear-view mirror, and tinted rear windows.
Visually, the GT Line gains gloss black detailing, blacked out roof rails, window surrounds and fog light surrounds. You get all the luxury, convenience and safety features of the Allure versions, but the infotainment system features a satellite navigation function too. Peugeot's Grip Control system is specifically for this model.
Peugeot 2008 Facelift Price in South Africa
All Peugeot 2008 vehicles feature a three-year or 100 000 km warranty and a three-year or 45 000 km service plan. Intervals are every 15 000 km.
Active 1.6 HDi R274 900
Allure 1.6 HDi R299 900
Allure 1.2 PureTech (auto) R324 900
GT Line 1.2 PureTech (auto) R349 900
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