What is it?
Unless you've been living under a rock for the last 10 years, you'll have noticed that SUVs are big business. To be honest, even if you have been living under said rock, you'd probably still have a small SUV out front on your driveway. Peugeot knows this; it has built nearly 600,000 of its 2008s worldwide since 2013, and enjoyed more than 40,000 UK sales.
To keep it fresh, the 2008 has received new bumper, grille and light styling for 2016, as well as a more butch appearance including new wider arches and front and rear scuff plates on its two highest trim levels, together with Peugeot's Grip Control off-road advanced traction control system. Emergency city braking also now makes an appearance on the options list, as does a self-park function and two new exterior colours.
GT Line trim now sits at the top of the range acting as the sporty option with more aggressive styling, and Peugeot's proven 129bhp turbocharged three-cylinder Puretech petrol engine is available on the 2008 for the first time. It's this engine in the aforementioned GT Line trim we're focusing on here.
It's no secret, this SUV boom - plenty of other manufacturers have noticed. As such, the 2008 still needs to tempt buyers away from a wide spectrum of rivals such as Renault's Captur and Nissan's Juke.