Paris - Peugeot’s second-generation 2008 has taken a more dramatic design direction and like the new 208 hatchback, the new compact SUV is built around Peugeot’s new CMP (Common Modular Platform) and, depending on the market, will be available with petrol, diesel and electric powertrains.
While its exterior sheetmetal is unique, the 2008 shares its cabin with the aforementioned 208 hatch, which means it gets the latest ‘3D i-Cockpit’ command centre and latest-generation head-up display. There’s also room for personalisation, with a choice of eight RGB LED colours.
The big news on the powertrain front is the availability of a full electric powertrain for the first time in the all-new e-2008 derivative. The electric motor produces 100kW and the 50kWh battery, which is positioned in the vehicle’s floor, is said to allow a driving range of 310km between charges, with an 80 percent charge taking 30 minutes when connected to a 100kW rapid charger.
The e-2008 also comes with an app that allows drivers to pre-set charging times, as well as heating and air conditioning, remotely via a smartphone.
Petrol and diesel options