The compact crossover segment is where most car manufacturers are focusing on these days. Like its Japanese and US rivals, French automaker Peugeot is also keen on capturing large pie of market share with the new model 2019 Peugeot 2008.
2019 Peugeot 2008 Looks superb and is noticeable
The 2019 Peugeot 2008 looks cute and stylish. It is more practically designed than the company’s discontinued 208 mini. It will be sold in a few exciting hues.
The car also offers a stylish and ergonomic cabin with enhanced boot space. Material quality is quite premium and finishing is neat. The seats are also pretty large and feel comfortable. It gets a dashboard which is sleek and well laid out.
You do get small item storage compartment and bins but they are not very large. Overall cargo capacity is good but it gets outshined by the new Renault Captur here.
The upcoming and facelifted 2019 Peugeot 2008 sports many safety features. It comes with new features like Active City Brake that will use sensors to detect another vehicle on the road or in the parking. This system will automatically brake with the speed up to 20 mph to avoid a collision. It also comes with advanced Park Assist that will automatically park your car or exit a parking space.
Furthermore, it comes with Electronic Stability Programme, Emergency Brake Assist, Anti-lock Braking System, 2 front airbags to protect the head and thorax, 2 front and rear curtain airbags to protect the heads and many more.
Trim Options and Specs
The 2019 Peugeot 2008 is sold in trims- Access A/C, Allure, Active, and top-notch GT-Line. The base trim gets features like a rear spoiler, roof rails, air conditioning, USB and cruise control. Active trim adds 16in alloy wheels, DAB radio, touchscreen infotainment system with the 7-inch display unit.
In Allure trim, one will get 17in alloy wheels, ambient LED interior lights, dual-zone climate control, automatic wipers and rear parking sensors. The GT-Line adds a panoramic sunroof, aluminum scuff plates, reversing camera. The touch screen infotainment system is good but it is not what you can call fast, more so if you have used a top end Smartphone.
2019 Peugeot 2008 Engine and grip control system
The 2019 Peugeot 2008 gets few engine choices. A 1.6-litre e-HDi diesel unit is also available with three outputs 74, 99, and 118 HP. Fuel economy is 76.3 mpg and ride experience is also impressive. The car gets selectable Grip Control system to handle rough and slippery terrains. This works like a type of advanced traction control system.
If you are more concerned about mileage go for the diesel engine. You get 5 and 6-speed manual gearboxes based on which engine you choose. The cabin is not much noise. While it can handle highway driving and occasional off-road handling- urban driving is where it excels.
In the offers, there are also three versions of a 1.2-liter three-cylinder that makes 81 horsepower, 108 and 128-horsepower. This unit will be available only with a six-speed manual transmission and it provides 58.9 mpg.
2019 Peugeot 2008 Price and Availability
The base trim price of 2019 Peugeot 2008 should be around £13,345 (about $19,120) in the U.K. However, the top trim Allure may cost you around $23,000. This model will debut later this year.
Summing it up
The 2019 Peugeot 2008 is a nice contender in the compacts crossover segment but it has strong competition to cope up with. From styling to a spacious cabin, it gets most things right. The engine choices are also good for this segment.
Ride quality is spot on and the urban buyers will have nothing to worry about. The infotainment setup can do with a little polish though. Overall, the car delivers enough for the price tag. However, the top GT Line trim is a tad expensive for what it offers.