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Peugeot 2008: we tried the new electric version, separately easy and rather efficient

“Peugeot 2008: we tried the new electric version, attractive and quite efficient”

The Peugeot 2008 has passed the test. through the restyling box with a facelift which gives it a new face, increased autonomy in its electric version which we were able to test in Spain at the end of June, and new equipment. We take a look at the new features with the test of the e-2008 and the first images of this restyled SUV.

Leader on the market hyper-competitive of the small SUV, the second generation of the Peugeot 2008, which appeared in 2019, was offered a restyling at the same time. mid-career, four years after its release. Presented On May 4, 2023, the flagship model of the lion brand represents a major challenge for the manufacturer which has resulted in a major impact on the market. more than 700,000 copies in Europe.

However, Peugeot was not satisfied with this. a small facelift, the new 2008 adopting the more modern design of all its latest models. Committed, like most brands, to the race to achieve success. the electrification of cars, Peugeot has made it possible to The Internet user tries out his brand new restyled e-2008.

Testing the restyled Peugeot 2008 100% electric

It was in the south of Spain, on the roads of Andalusia, that we were able to get behind the wheel of the new Peugeot e-2008. the end of June. On a very hilly course; (and under a hot sun!) drawn around Malaga, we tested over more than 200 kilometers the abilities of the "green" of the best-selling SUV in France in 2022. Driving, handling, autonomy, equipment… Linternaute.com has passed everything. under sieve. Find the completeness of of our test below in images.

What's new on the restyled electric Peugeot 2008?

It was therefore time for Peugeot to give the 2008 a little facelift, start with a revised look; the image of a modernized front end which is in line with the brand's latest creations such as the restyled 508. We discovered without surprise the insertion of the new black Peugeot logo and the famous three claws in light signature accompanied by a modernized grille like the shields. At the top of the GT range, the lighting signature is original.

Peugeot 2008  : we tried the new electric version, attractive and quite efficient

© Peugeot

The developments are more timid at the end of the year. the rear. We note the disappearance of the logo since only the mention "Peugeot" in the center on the black strip which connects the two lights. These do not change in appearance but the light signature experiences a small evolution, less noticed than the arrival of high beam lights. LED for turn signals and reversing lights.

Peugeot 2008: we tried the new electric version, attractive and rather efficient

© Peugeot

And at inside? This 2008 new-look is equipped with new equipment. If the dashboard, rather successful, does not move, the 2008 sees the arrival of a revised multimedia system with updates. day to day distance directly and a 10-inch touch screen on all versions, there; where The entry-level versions only had a 7-inch screen before. Please note, the HD version remains reserved for the Allure and GT finishes at the top of the range. Digital instrumentation (which replaces needle counters) is standard, as standard. with the exception of the very poorly equipped entry-level Active finish.

Peugeot 2008: we tried the new electric version, attractive and rather efficient

© Peugeot


The restyling of the Peugeot 2008 offers new possibilities to buyers of the electric version, known as e-2008. And that's no small thing since this 2008 100% electric represents almost a fifth of 2008 sales in Europe. Peugeot is modernizing it with the arrival of a new electric unit, totaling the equivalent of 156 horsepower (20 more than before) and coupled with the new electric unit. &àgrave; a 54 kWh battery already available view of the new e-308. Result, the autonomy announced by Peugeot increases to 100%. more than 400 kilometers. Charging can also be optimized with 100kW of power, useful on fast charging stations.

Peugeot 2008: we tried the new electric version, attractive and quite efficient

© Peugeot

What are motors the range of the restyled Peugeot 2008?

No hybrid at the launch of this restyled 2008 but a version with light hybridization (via 48V battery) remains in the boxes. Peugeot is already announcing it. for the year 2024. It is a PureTech 136 horsepower gasoline engine with a new gearbox. 6 electrified speeds double clutch incorporating an electric motor. This association helps reduce fuel consumption, particularly in town since the brand claims more than 50% of the time in 100% zero-emission electric mode.

 The 2008 is otherwise always offered in thermal version with three engines to choose from:

  • PureTech 100 gasoline with the 3-cylinder gasoline unit of 1.2 liter displacement and 100  ;horses. This entry-level engine is associated with &àgrave; a manual gearbox with automatic transmission 6 gears.
  • PureTech 130 Gasoline : this same 3-cylinder petrol engine with a 1.2-litre displacement is pushed to the next level. 130 horses. It can, at the customer's choice, be associated with à a manual gearbox 6 gears or 6 gears the automatic gearbox 8 EAT8 ratios.
  • Diesel BlueHDi 130 EAT8 : the diesel engine remains at low speed. range. This 4-cylinder block with a displacement of 1.5 liters still develops 130 horsepower and is associated with à the automatic gearbox 8 EAT8 reports.

What are the finishes and equipment of the restyled Peugeot 2008?

Peugeot is taking advantage of this restyling to review its range and simplifies it by reducing the number of finishes available. 3, compared to 4 previously since the GT Line disappears. Active represents the entry-level, followed by Allure and GT.

  • ACTIVE : new lighting signature 3 claws front and back 3 double LEDs rear, rear parking assist, automatic air conditioning, electric front and rear windows, electric exterior mirrors, PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® with 10-inch central touch screen, a USB-C socket the front.
  • ALLURE : same equipment as on the Active finish but with the addition: 17 inch " KARAKOY" alloy wheels, body-colored grille, front and rear parking assistance, PEUGEOT i- Cockpit® with handset 10-inch digital instrument panel and 10-inch high-definition central touch screen, PEUGEOT i-Connect® with connectivity complete smartphone, 2 UBS-C sockets on the front, 1 USB-C socket and 1 USB-A socket at the front the rear…
  • GT : Same equipment as on the Allure finish but with the addition: Full LED front headlights, high-definition parking camera, keyless access and starting. , electrically folding mirrors with welcome lighting, Black Diamond roof, GT monograms…

    Peugeot 2008: we tried the new electric version, attractive and rather efficient

    © Peugeot

Please note: this new 2008 will be available in six body colors (Selenium Gray, Artense Gray, Okenite White, Perla Nera Black, Elixir Red and Vertigo Blue). Two are new: Selenium Gray chosen as the launch color and Okenite White with “gray-bluish” reflections, Peugeot announces. The GT version will be the only one with benefit from a two-tone color with a black roof.

Peugeot 2008: we tried the new electric version, attractive and quite efficient

© Peugeot

When was the restyled Peugeot 2008 released? ? 

Still produced in the Peugeot factory in Vigo in northern Spain, the restyled Peugeot 2008, revealed in June, arrived in dealerships in September 2023.

What is the price of the restyled Peugeot 2008? ?

Concerning its price list, it is proposed; in its entry-level Active version, equipped with a PureTech 100-horsepower gasoline engine, with from 26,400 euros, or 1,150 euros more expensive than the old version. For the Allure finish, with the same engine, you will have to pay at least 28,200 euros while the top finish of GT range, equipped only with the 130 horsepower engine, is accessible to all. from 33,400 euros. The electric version will cost 40,400, 42,200 and 43,900 euros respectively depending on the finishes with the 156 horsepower engine. But with the 136 horsepower engine, the e-2008, which will not enter production until the beginning of next year, it will start at under 40,000 euros, precisely to starting from 38,950 euros. Finally, the Peugeot 2008 with the BlueHDI 130 diesel engine has a price of 31,600, 33,400 and 35,100 euros respectively depending on the finish.

Comparison between the Peugeot 2008 and the Renault Captur

With this new 2008, Peugeot intended to move ahead of the Captur in the ranking of the best-selling cars in France. Mission accomplished even if the new Captur is resisting. The 2008 stands out for its sporty and robust design and has also made progress in terms of habitability. compared to the first generation, the first generation where Renault engineers preferred to develop the Captur's trunk. So, on what points is the 2008 better than the Captur? On what points does the Captur outperform it? While waiting for the release of the restyled versions in 2023 (Peugeot 2008 in the summer, Renault Captur in the fall), here is the first comparison between the Peugeot 2008 released in 2019 and the new generation of Renault Captur appeared a few weeks later.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116