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Bold-new Peugeot 2008 debuts with first ever EV option

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.

Petrol:

  • 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)

Diesel

  • 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.

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