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2017 Peugeot 2008 SUV revealed

By Cameron Kirby, 23 Jan 2017 Car News

2017 Peugeot 2008 SUV revealed

The French manufacturer takes the covers off its new 2008, featuring a swag of new tech.

The Peugeot 2008 SUV (that’s the name of the car, not the year), will launch with a new model line-up, new tech, and a new look.

There is a brand-new frontal look, which gives us a sneak peak of the design language that’s spread through Peugeot’s entire SUV range.

The revised 2008 line-up refines available models to the Active, Allure, and GT-Line specs.

The GT-Line replaces the old Outdoor (manual diesel) spec, while the Active will feature an automatic transmission as standard (rather than the 5-speed manual of old).

2017 Peugeot 2008

The Allure spec models remain the same as in previous iterations.

All models will receive a reversing camera, Apple CarPlay, Mirrorlink and a seven-inch touchscreen as standard.

The GT and Active models gain satellite navigation, Autonomous City Brake (AEB), and a system called Grip Control to help with traction in slippery situations.

All three models have a single powertrain available, a 1.2-litre three-cylinder producing 81kW and 205Nm, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.

General Manager of Peugeot Australia, Kai Bruesewitz said he hopes the new 2008 will suit consumer demands.

Peugeot 2008

“The 2008 SUV was always highly regarded for its smart packaging and stylish looks; now with new technology, new line-up and an all-new powertrain, the 2008 becomes the complete package for Australian customers,” he said.

“We have already proven with our 208 and 308 model lines that Peugeot’s award winning PureTech, turbo-petrol 1.2L engines can compete with larger capacity drivetrains of other players in the market  and there is no reason this segment shouldn’t benefits from Peugeot’s advanced drivetrain,

“We are very excited about the introduction of the new-look 2008 range as it signals a significant year for the Peugeot SUV stable with the all-new 3008 and 5008 following hot on the 2008’s heels,” said Bruesewitz.