Updated version of Peugeot's compact crossover is on sale this summer; it gains styling upgrades inside and out
18 February 2016

The facelifted Peugeot 2008 crossover has been revealed at the Geneva motor show. It features styling updates inside and out and the option of a new automatic transmission as part of its mid-life refresh.

Styling upgrades include a new front grille, extended wheel arches and scuff plates at the front and rear, all designed to give the 2008 a more muscular appearance. The car’s front and rear LED lights have also been upgraded.

Inside, available storage space has grown from a maximum of 1194 litres to 1400 litres, with new split folding rear seats providing more rear space. An additional 22 litres of space can also be found under the boot lid.

The range also gets a new trim level, GT Line, which joins the existing Access, Active and Allure levels. This top-end version receives 17in alloy wheels, glossy black exterior trim elements and GT Line badging.

The cabin of the facelifted 2008 is much the same as before, and features the same Grip Control traction system, which allows drivers to select from various off-road driving modes. The 7in touchscreen infotainment system receives Apple Carplay and MirrorLink functionality, allowing drivers to connect and use their mobile phones on the move.

Among the new technologies fitted to the facelifted 2008 is Active City Brake, an autonomous emergency braking system, and autonomous parking via Park Assist.

The 2008 gets the same range of petrol and diesel engines as before, but drivers can now choose a new six-speed automatic transmission alongside the established five and six-speed manuals.

Engine options start with the 1.2-litre three-cylinder PureTech 82, which produces 81bhp, returns 57.6mpg and emits 114g/km of CO2. That same engine is available in 108bhp and 128bhp forms.

The diesel range consists of a 1.6-litre BlueHDI unit in 74bhp, 99bhp and 118bhp forms, with the cleanest option emitting just 96g/km of CO2 and all versions returning a claimed 76.3mpg.

Pricing for the updated 2008 hasn’t been revealed, but expect prices to remain broadly in line with today's car, which starts at £13,345. Sales are due to start in the summer.

Our Verdict

Peugeot 2008
The 2008 is Peugeot's answer to the likes of the Skoda Yeti

Can the Peugeot 2008 crossover make more of a mark than the estate it replaces?

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19 February 2016

So, still no AWD option? Still not even a Matra Ranchero. At least that looked the part.

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