The all-new Peugeot 2008 has been unveiled with the compact SUV getting its first ever all-electric powertrain.
Joining the Peugeot e-208 launched earlier year, the e-2008 is powered by a 100kW (136bhp) electric motor and 50kWh battery, enough to give the zero-emission SUV 310 km of range.
Capable of supporting 100kW rapid charging technology, an 80% charge will take just 30 minutes, while a full charge using conventional 7.4kW and 11kW fast chargers will take between eight hours and five hours. A full charge from a domestic plug will take up to 20 hours.
With the MyPeugeot app, owners will be able to pre-set the charging times, heating and air conditioning on their all-new e-2008 SUV, as well as check its current charge level remotely.
The all-new e-2008 SUV will feature two forms of energy recovery. Selecting Drive “D” recovery from the drive selector will feel similar to driving a standard diesel or petrol model, while Brake “B” provides more regenerative braking when lifting off the accelerator.
A series of unique styling cues help set the all-new e-2008 SUV apart from its petrol and diesel counterparts:
- A sparkling dichroic Lion emblem, with reflections alternating between green and blue depending on the angle of view
- An “e” monogram on the front side panel and tailgate.
- A body coloured chequered front grille
- Exclusive seat upholstery in Alcantara on the e-2008 SUV GT
- Animation of specific information illustrating the operation of the powertrain in real time, accessed through the 3D digital instrument panel and can also be projected, like a hologram, via the colour
With the 50kWh battery positioned under the floor of the e-2008, it’s claimed that there’s no compromise to boot or interior space whichever powertrain is selected.
Along with the electric drivetrain, the Peugeot 2008 is also available with a range of petrol and diesel engines based on Peugeot’s three-cylinder 1.2 PureTech petrol engine and the four-cylinder 1.5 BlueHDi diesel.
- 1.2L PureTech 100 S&S 6-speed manual
- 1.2L PureTech 130 S&S 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic
- 1,2L PureTech 155 S&S 8-speed automatic (only for GT trim)
- 1.5L BlueHDi 100 S&S 6-speed manual
Safety features available on the new Peugeot 2008 SUV include:
- Drive Assist: Allowing for semi-autonomous driving. Drive Assist is made up of:
- Lane Positioning Assist and Lane Departure Warning
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go (in 8-speed automatic only)
- Full Park Assist: Which takes over entering and leaving a parking space. The system can leave just 60cm of space between cars
- Automatic Emergency Brake Assist: Latest generation system can detect pedestrians and cyclists by day and night at up to 85mph and warns of a risk of collision
- Active lane (or verge) keeping assist: Corrects the vehicle’s course from 40mph
- Driver Attention Monitoring: Detects the driver’s alertness on long journeys from 40mph using steering wheel micro-movement analysis technology
- PEUGEOT Smartbeam Assistance – automatic headlight dipping
- Speed limit recognition and recommendation
- Extended traffic sign recognition: Includes ‘Stop’ and ‘No Entry’
- Active Blind Spot Monitoring: Features course correction from 7mph
- Electric parking brake
The all-new 2008 is currently being studied for Australian introduction, with drivetrains, specification and timings yet to be confirmed.