The new-generation 2021 Peugeot 2008 has finally arrived in Australia, with two trim levels, two powertrains, and a starting price of $34,990 plus on-road costs.
Under the skin the 2008 rides on the PSA Group’s Common Modular Platform (CMP) and brings a host of new driver assistance and active safety features unavailable on the previous model.
Further, an overhauled design inside and out pitches the French crossover as a more premium offering to take on the mainstream and German luxury brands.
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- 2021 Peugeot 2008 Allure: $34,990
- 2021 Peugeot 2008 GT Sport: $43,990
All prices exclude on-road costs
The 2008 Allure and 2008 GT Sport each get their own tune of Peugeot’s 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine.
In Allure, the petrol engine makes 96kW at 5500rpm and 230Nm at 1750rpm. Meanwhile, the GT Sport develops 114kW and 240Nm.
Both models are front-wheel drive, though the Allure gets a six-speed automatic while the GT Sport gets and eight-speed auto – both sourced from Aisin.
The 96kW engine in the 2008 Allure claims to use 6.5L/100km on the combined cycle, while the GT Sport’s more powerful 115kW unit claims to be more frugal at 6.1L/100km.
Both versions of the 1.2-litre turbo petrol are Euro 6 compliant.
Peugeot says the 2008 is 4300mm long, 1770mm wide, and 1550mm tall.
Behind the second row of seats, there’s between 434L and 545L of capacity with the second row in place depending on configuration, expanding to 1015L-1467L with the rear bench folded.
Those figures put the 2008 at the upper end of the small SUV class for practicality.
The new Peugeot 2008 is unrated by local crash-testing authority ANCAP at this stage.
However, the vehicle has been tested by Euro NCAP overseas, earning a split four-star and five-star rating with and without an optional safety pack.
The key difference between the two is that the latter in Europe adds cyclist detection functionality to the AEB system, a requirement for a five-star rating under 2019 criteria.
All Australian models get AEB with pedestrian and cyclist detection, so we can expect the local 2008 range to carry a five-star rating for all versions. There’s also active lane departure warning and speed sign recognition as standard from the base model.
The GT Sport flagship gets an even more sophisticated AEB system with night-time (low light) detection for vulnerable road users, as well as adaptive cruise control with stop/go, Lane Positioning Assist and ‘active’ blind-spot monitoring.
2008 Allure highlights:
- 96kW 1.2-litre Puretech engine
- Six-speed automatic
- LED headlights
- LED tail lights
- 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels
- Gloss black roof bars
- Peugeot 3D i-Cockpit with configurable instrument panel display
- Modular boot floor
- 7.0-inch touchscreen
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- DAB radio
- Keyless start
- Cloth trim with leather effects
- Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection
- Cruise control
- Lane departure warning
- Speed sign recognition
- Rear parking sensors
2008 GT Sport adds:
- 115kW 1.2-litre Puretech engine
- Eight-speed automatic
- Full-LED headlights with “3-Claw” design
- Auto high-beam
- 18-inch Onyx Black alloy wheels
- Black Diamond roof
- Gloss black side mirrors
- 10.0-inch touchscreen
- Satellite navigation
- Proximity entry
- Wireless phone charging
- AEB with low-light function
- Adaptive cruise control with stop&go
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Lane-keeping assist
- Semi-automatic park assistance
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Nappa leather-accented seats
- Electric front seats with heating
- Driver’s massage function
- Black headliner
- Interior ambient lighting (eight colours)
- Frameless rear-view mirror
An electric sunroof is optional on the GT Sport ($1990), and a total of seven colours including special tri-coat/pearlescent paint finishes are available – metallic finishes are $690 while pearlescent and tri-coat finishes are $1050.
The Peugeot 2008 is covered by the company’s five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty with roadside assistance and Service Price Promise program for the same five-year period.
Service pricing for the new 2008 is not yet live on the Peugeot Australia website. We’ll add these details when they’re available.