Peugeot 2008 Review
Embrace yourself, as the French automaker Peugeot has finally entered the already budding compact crossover market. Called the Peugeot 2008, the car is an outright blend of sedan like luxury and SUV-like ruggedness. This five-seater crossover is a complete package of style, comfort, safety, and performance; there is hardly any area that has been left untouched. Peugeot is fully prepared to blow your mind away with its new venture that carries an exceptional design language.
In addition to its exquisite French looks, it also showcases some great performance through its 1.6-litre eVTi petrol engine that is capable enough to generate 120 hp of power and 160 Nm of peak torque. Low fuel economy and CO2 emission further add to its utility kit and reads as 20.36 kmpl and 150 g/km respectively.
Comfort and entertainment are two areas that are fully taken care of, by this new mini crossover. From its soft material to its hi-tech features all will lure you to spend more time inside the car; on top of that its panoramic glass roof makes you feel closer to nature. No disappointment for music lovers as the car comes equipped with a 6-speaker audio system and a 7-inch colored touch screen display that allows you to explore more and more.
Safety is no joke and so is taken care by six airbags, ABS, Hill assist, and many more features that are integrated into the car to make your ride to your desired destination safe and sound.
Mileage and Fuel economy
Peugeot 2008 is a car that allows you to have a good family time, and further making your trip more joyous with its high fuel economy. Motivated by a 1.6-litre eVTi petrol engine, it delivers a decent fuel economy of 20.36 kmpl, though not at par with its gasoline variant in terms of mileage, one can consider it for the impressive power output it is capable of generating. The fuel tank of this mini-crossover fills up to 50 litres of petrol in one go.
The new crossover is powered by a petrol diet engine that showcases a displacement of 1,589cc. Talking about its power output, the power mill is capable of generating a maximum power of 120 hp along with a maximum torque measuring 160 Nm. The power is transmitted to the front wheels through four-speed automatic transmission.
Acceleration & Pickup
In terms, acceleration and pickup the new petrol variant does not showcase the level of excitement delivered by its diesel option. Peugeot 2008 can touch the 100 km/hr from a standstill in 9.5 seconds.
The 2008 is completely dipped in French tone and showcases some exquisite exterior looks that are aimed to capture one's attention is the first look. The car is an amalgamation of sophistication and outrage, making it a perfect SUV for the modern commute. Its front profile is mounted with Peugeot's floating grille that is nicely done with the heavy chrome work; the brand logo is rightly placed on its sleek bumper, announcing its arrival in the already packed market. It also features stylish headlights with LED daytime running lights and circular fog lamps placed in the chrome lined box, adding to its already high aesthetic appeal. Moving to the side, it showcases 'kicked-up' roof line, prominent wheel arches, body-coloured door handles, chrome touched exterior mirror and a chrome plate that runs throughout the car length. Adding to its rugged looks are the roof spoiler and black rear bumper. The rear fascia continuous to feature great artwork, with stylish tail lamps and a curvatures tailgate.
Peugeot has entered the crossover market with a car that displays a high driving position, giving you a feeling of a highly raised car. But its dimension sheet does not seem to support this fact and reads as 1,459 mm X 1,739 X 1,556. With a ground clearance of 165 mm, you are sure to get enough room to relax.
For decades, world has been in the awe of an SUV and its rugged power, and on the other hand also admires the luxury of a sedan. The Peugeot 2008 carries the best of both the worlds; it exhibits the power of an SUV and classiness of a saloon. Its interior much like its outer body is crafted with best-in-class materials, giving the 2008 a sophisticated futuristic aura. Starting from its dashboard that is wrapped in a soft to touch material, it is embossed with stylish looking air vents, cockpit inspired center console and an informative instrument cluster. Further enhancing its interior space utility and comfort is a panoramic glass roof, keeping you closer to nature while traveling to your destination. A touchscreen display positioned at the center gives the interior front a hi-tech feel, taking care of your entertainment and is integrated with functions like Bluetooth, navigation etc. Moving to the driver’s arena, it displays a compact sized steering wheel that will ease your driving experience. Leather makes frequent appearances on the steering wheel, gear shift, and center tunnel giving the 2008 an up-market feel.
Comfort and convenience have become two prominent factors that a consumer thoroughly access before buying a vehicle. In today’s chaotic environment, where every second is precious and one spends a sizable portion of the day in the car, relaxation and comfort have become key factors. The 2008 has an edge over its rivals and is stuffed with a number of pleasure giving features. It showcases features like all power windows and one-touch front driver window, automatic dual zone air-con system comforting you in hot sunny days, cozy leather seats. Adequate storage space is provided in the form of the air-conditioned glove box with lights to assist you during low visibility, card holders on drivers and passenger seat, front door and center tunnel also come with drink holders. Front seats now come with manual height and lumbar adjustments, so that you can cruise around in full comfort.
Peugeot has taken full care of passengers comfort, the car provides acceptable leg and shoulder movement. In addition to its airy cabin space, 2008 allows you to tour around too far off places, as it comes with a spacious boot space. The rear seats are detachable providing an easy access to loading sill that is 360 litre when the seats are up and 1,194 when folded. The storage area is equipped with features like hooks, side straps and net pockets, and also its base now comes with rails that allow easy movement of luggage. And if detachable rear seats fail to impress you, the boot space can also be acceded through the easily removable luggage cover.
Engine and Performance
This French beauty apart from displaying a classic interior look and stylish exterior body, is motivated by a 1.6 litre petrol engine that though seems small but generates a maximum power output of 120 hp coupled with a maximum torque of 160 Nm. Making your ride comfortable and jerk free are Pseudo MacPherson and Cross Deformable suspension system fitted in the front and rear tires respectively. The power mill churns out the above-mentioned power output when mated with 4-speed automatic transmission.
Stereo and Accessories
Its French makers have left no stone unturned to make your journey from home to the workplace a delightful experience. Peugeot new SUV creation is fitted with a large7-inch touchscreen information system that is endowed with the responsibility of taking full care of your entertainment need. Further, the dashboard is also embossed with USB port, which you can connect your dear smartphones and digital music players. And the moment you connect your device, all the info is displayed on the multi-function touch screen, letting to operate your device easily.
This newly crafted SUV ensures long run coverage, wearing its tough and dependable wheels that are further wrapped with high-performance tires. Peugeot 2008 is offered with 16-inch alloy wheels that are covered with 195/60 R 16 tires.
Braking and Handling
Braking and handling is one of the prominent areas that can be looked up to with high exception. Peugeot 2008 is integrated with an Electronic Stability Program, a computerized technology that improves vehicle's handling by detecting and reducing the loss of traction. The system would take control whenever it detects loss of steering control. Features like Anti-lock Braking System, Anti-Slip Regulation, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Emergency Brake Assist and much more are on work to make your ride the desirable precision. Ventilated discs brakes further raise your driving experience and allowing the car to stop immediately, while, keeping the plate cool.
Safety and Security
Driving a Peugeot, sit back and relax as you and your family are in safe hands. These days’ car makers pay a lot more attention on the safety front, as they know consumers will compromise on any other feature but not on safety. The 2008 is stuffed with six airbags; two placed on the front, two curtain airbags and two on side edges. Driving the car on high terrains has become a lot easier with the hill assist system. Features like Engine Drag Torque Control and Intelligent Traction Control further add to 2008 safety profile, especially hen on rough terrains.
• It is dressed to kill, with such exterior styling
• A boot space that will never disappoint
• Falls in Green car category, with CO2 emission
• Not so impressive acceleration and pick-up
• Not so spacious cabin area