New Peugeot 2008 SUV Arrives Just in Time for July 162- Registration Plate

The new Peugeot 2008 Compact SUV enters Irish showrooms this June, just in time for the July 162-registration plate. The latest Peugeot 2008 has been restyled and features enhanced specifications. A more assertive and appealing SUV design is delivered thanks to a new vertical front grille. New wheel arch extensions and scuff plates are standard from Allure level three versions. Access, Active and Allure levels are now complemented by the new sporty GT Line level four version. Retail prices start from €19,400 plus delivery related charges for the Access 1.2 PureTech petrol 82bhp model, rising to €27,280 plus delivery for the GT Line 1.6 BlueHDi diesel 120bhp STT model. The new Peugeot 2008 SUV is available to test drive at all Peugeot Dealerships now.

 

Access level one models, from €19,400 plus delivery, maintain their high level of existing specifications to include 6 airbags, air conditioning, Bluetooth, 2 x 12V sockets, LED daytime running lights, LED 3D claw rear lights, aviation style handbrake, front electric windows, cruise control + speed limiter, spare wheel, roof bars, tyre under-inflation detection and height adjustable driver’s seat. All models benefit from Peugeot’s unique i-Cockpit interior combining a compact steering wheel with an innovative driving position and head up instrument panel.

Active level two models, from €20,455 plus delivery, gain the following over level one: automatic dual zone air conditioning, a 7” touch screen, automatic headlights, automatic windscreen wipers, electrochrome rear view mirrors, front fog lights, 16” alloy wheels, front and rear electric windows, leather steering wheel, rear parking sensors and electrically folding door mirrors. The new model introduces a rear privacy glass on Active models.

 

The Allure version, from €22,400 plus delivery, sees the addition of a cielo panoramic roof with ambient lighting, chrome door mirrors, one-touch electric front and rear windows, chrome side window weatherstrips, height adjustable passenger seat, cornering assist fog lights and Mistral Oxford Black premium half leatherette trim. The new Peugeot Allure model further offers a rear view parking camera, front and rear scuff plates, wheel arch and body sill extensions and specific Allure 16” Aquila alloy wheels as standard. MirrorScreen introduces MirrorLink® and Apple Car Play™ to the 2008 Allure model for increased connectivity.

 

The new GT Line version, from €24,835 plus delivery, adds Grip Control, 17” alloys, satellite navigation, dark-tinted side windows / rear screen and aluminium sports pedals. Adopting the GT Line styling signature, already introduced on 208, 308 and 508 models, it features GT Line front and rear badges, gloss black roof bars, a body coloured spoiler with gloss black trim, black door mirror shells and GT Line grille. Inside, red stitching, a flat bottomed sports steering wheel with red stitching, seat belts with red border and black mats with red stitching complete the sporty look.

Grip Control, patented by the PSA Group and now standard on the new 2008 GT Line, broadens the scope of the 2008 thanks to an adapted traction system in low grip conditions. Grip Control optimises traction according to the terrain by acting on the front wheels. The system works hand-in-hand with a generous 16cm ground clearance and combined with All Season Goodyear Vector tyres, it has genuine versatility in all weather conditions and in snow, mud or sand.

 

New colour options include Ultimate Red, first seen on the new Peugeot 308 GTi and Emerald Crystal. Active City Brake and Park Assist are also now available as options.

The 1.2 litre PureTech petrol (82bhp, 110bhp, 130bhp) and 1.6 litre BlueHDi diesel (75bhp, 100bhp, 120bhp) engines on offer are highly efficient with four Best-in-Class engines. The PureTech petrol engine has just won an International Engine of the Year 2016 award for its category for the second year running. Equipped with a wide choice of manual, ecomatique and now for the first time, a 6-speed automatic gearbox, all power trains boast consumption of under 4.9 litres / 100km, with CO2 emissions ranging from 90g to 114g/km.

Colin Sheridan, Sales and Marketing Director at Gowan Distributors Limited, Peugeot Importers in Ireland, said, “The Peugeot 2008 has been a tremendous success. It entered the market in 2013 and immediately appealed to Irish new car buyers, enjoying continuous growth in sales volumes in Ireland and across Europe, with production of over 500,000 units worldwide to date. This success is illustrated by a consistent podium place in the segment in Europe, firmly established since launch. We have no doubt that the refreshed styling, extra equipment, more colour options and the addition of the GT Line will allow us to continue to appeal to customers in 2016 and beyond.”

The new Peugeot 2008 SUV is on offer for the new July 162-registration plate with 3.9% APR PCP low cost finance plus €3,000 scrappage.