New Peugeot 2008 SUV will have electric option

New Peugeot 2008 SUV

New Peugeot 2008 SUV

Peugeot has released the first images of the all-new 2008 SUV, which is due to go on sale here next Spring (2020 ). The new-look 2008 offers a choice of 100 per cent electric, petrol or diesel powertrains. It also adopts the very latest equipment and driving aids, together with Peugeot’s latest-generation 3D i-Cockpit.

Set to be offered in ‘Active’, ‘Allure’, ‘GT Line’ and ‘GT’ trim levels, the all-new 2008 SUV range adopts the current Peugeot design philosophy, featuring sharp angles and distinctive looks. The French carmaker says that it is resolutely robust, yet sculpted and elegant, the new model sports the company’s latest front LED daytime running lighting signature. This was first revealed on the all-new 508 and 208 models, along with the rear full-LED 3D claw.

Longer (+14cm ) and fractionally wider (+3cm ), the new 2008 SUV promises rear passengers more room than its predecessor model, with the boot volume gaining 10 litres (434 litres ), even with the 50kWh electric battery in place. It is positioned under the floor of the all-new e-2008 SUV, so Peugeot claims that there’s no compromise to boot or interior space whichever powertrain is selected.

Peugeot also points to a variety of new storage spaces can be found on board, to include ample room under the front centre armrest, in front of the gear stick, and more discreet storage at the bottom of the central console.

The all-new 2008 SUV will feature the latest version of the 3D i-Cockpit®, with a compact steering wheel and a new head-up display, with key information projected in hologram form close to the driver’s eye-line, helping to improve reaction times. The centre console comes with a 10-inch colour touchscreen (depending on trim ), with 3D Navigation. Every all-new 2008 SUV model comes standard with MirrorScreen, enabling MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

A range of new exterior colours will debut on the new 2008, whilst the interior environment can also be personalised with a choice of 8 LED colours.

With 3 petrol and 2 diesel engines on offer, the all-new e-2008 SUV will also available with a 100kW (136bhp ) electric motor and 50kWh battery. Under real world WLTP testing, the 100 percent electric zero-emission SUV promises to achieve a 310km range. Charging time depends on the power available: 16 hours for a full charge from a domestic plug; between five hours 15 minutes and eight hours for a complete charge with a ‘Wallbox’ (three phase 11kW or single phase 7.4kW ); 30 minutes to recover 80 per cent of the battery with 100kW fast-chargers. With the MyPeugeot app, owners will be able to pre-set the charging times, heating and air conditioning on their all-new e-2008 SUV, as well as check its current charge level remotely.

Peugeot says that a series of unique styling cues should help set the all-new e-2008 SUV apart from its petrol and diesel counterparts. The body coloured chequered front grille sports a sparkling dichroic Lion emblem, with reflections alternating between green and blue depending on the angle of view. An “e” monogram is fixed to the front side panel and tailgate.

The all-new 2008 SUV range promise to deliver class leading technology and safety features, standard or optional according to trim.

It is the second 100 percent electric vehicle from PEUGEOT, following the all-new e-208, announced earlier this year. PEUGEOT has pledged that by 2023, its entire model line-up will feature an electrified version. Prices and equipment levels for the new 2008 and e-2008 range will be announced closer to the launch next year.

Contact Hugo Loonam, the Midlands newest Peugeot dealer for all your motoring needs. Visit the premises at Ferbane Street Cloghan, Co. Offaly or contact 090-6457104 for more information on the entire Peugeot range.

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