New Peugeot 2008 SUV to arrive in July

Peugeot’s 2008 has enjoyed continuous sales growth in Europe since it was first launched in 2013, landing a consistent podium place in its segment in Europe. With more than 580,000 units produced up to March 2016, the 2008 has won over customers worldwide with its good looks and dynamic performance.

Adopting all the strengths of the current model and benefiting from new equipment, new colours, and a new upmarket GT Line version, the new Peugeot 2008 takes on a more assertive, robust appearance to appeal to even more customers who increasingly look for an SUV design. The new Peugeot 2008 SUV arrives in Ireland during July.

Boasting a new vertical front grille with lion badge at the centre and bright chrome grille surround, and showcasing new rear 3D LED lights, the new Peugeot 2008 SUV is more stylish than ever. From level three Allure model, the new 2008 gains chrome inserts in the grille, new front headlights with black inserts, wheel arch extensions and new scuff plates designed to protect both bodywork and the occupants.

The range now offers customers a choice of nine colours, with the new Ultimate Red and Emerald Crystal colours epitomising the desirability of the new 2008.

The new 2008 maintains Peugeot’s unique i-Cockpit cabin, combining a compact steering wheel and a head up instrument panel with a new upgraded central touchscreen to deliver an intuitive, safer driving experience.

The Peugeot i-Cockpit® provides the driver with the best sight of the road ahead with all the key features in their line of sight to ensure attention and concentration. A new Adamentium trim has been introduced on level three Allure models. The modular back seats mean the boot volume can vary from 410 to 1400 litres in an instant. From level three Allure model, a panoramic glass sunroof with illuminated surround, rare in this sector, is standard.

The Access, Active and Allure levels are now complemented by the new superior GT Line version, which adds a sporty, chic red and black interior colour theme. Standard GT Line features include 17” diamante alloys, black surround grille and fog lights, red Peugeot lettering, stainless steel scuff plates, aluminium pedals, red-stitch floor mats/seats/gear stick surround/handbrake/steering wheel, and red LED instrument panel. The GT Line badging is proudly displayed on each front wing and on the tailgate.

The new Peugeot 2008 SUV is powered by a broad range of Euro 6 engines PureTech petrol and BlueHDi engines, making it suitable for every purpose while delivering excellent fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Four versions are Best-in-Class in their segment.

Entirely designed by the group, the new generation of PureTech 3-cylinder petrol engines is recognised for its excellence and was voted International Engine of the Year 2015 for its category. The petrol range includes: The 1.2L PureTech comes in a choice of 82, 110 or 130hp, with a choice of 5-speed manual or 5-speed electronically-controlled gearbox. The 130hp is married to the new efficient automatic transmission 6-speed gearbox (EAT6 ) with Quickshift technology guarantees top-of-the-range driving pleasure due to fluid and rapid gear changes.

The BlueHDi 1.6L diesel engine exclusively combines Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR ) technology and Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF ) to deliver low fuel consumption, regardless of the version – 75, 100 and 120hp.

The SCR technology is the most effective on the market in terms of post-treatment of nitrogen oxides, as it is the only one to reduce NOx by up to 90 per cent. Installed upstream of the DPF, it is activated at an early stage. This is made possible by the DPF’s ability to regenerate at a lower temperature than the other DPF technologies used by our competitors. The DPF removes 99.9 per cent of all particles, including the very finest particles.

The diesel range includes a choice of six engines, all of them with CO2 emissions at less than 100g/km.

The new Peugeot 2008 SUV will be launched in Ireland during July. Prices and specifications across the four levels will be announced closer to the launch.

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