Future Models - Peugeot 2016 2008
Fresh Peugeot 2008 on the way
Fresh face: The Peugeot 2008 gets some design tweaks to give it a more aggressive look compared with the original that lobbed in late 2013.
Mid-life facelift for Peugeot 2008 set to arrive before the end of the year
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18 February 2016
PEUGEOT'S 2008 crossover has been given a mid-life refresh that ushers in
design tweaks, technology upgrades and the introduction of a new GT Line
Revealed a little more than two years after the arrival in Australia of the
French-built compact SUV, the updated model will roll into dealerships in the
fourth quarter of the year, although exact pricing and specification is yet to
Styling changes include the addition of lower black plastic body cladding,
including wheel arch extensions, a new vertical front grille, scuff plates and
black and chrome headlights give the 2008 a more aggressive look than the model
it will replace.
There is a fresh look for the tail-lights and there are nine colours on offer
including two new hues – Ultimate Red as seen on the 308 GTi, and Emerald
A new GT Line version will also be offered for the renewed crossover and adds
new 17-inch gloss black alloy wheels, more gloss black replacing chrome on the
grille, foglight surrounds, mirror casings and roof rails, red Peugoet
lettering on the grille and a unique rear stainless steel scuff plate.
Inside the GT Line gains aluminium pedals, red LEDs in the head-up display,
red-stitching on the floor mats, seats, door armrests, gear-stick surround,
handbrake lever and steering wheel and more red on the seatbelts and front door
The GT Line is available in Australia on the 208, 208 and 508. It differs from
the GT variant – available in the 308 here – which includes performance
For the rest of the range, the cabin that features Peugeot's i-Cockpit interior
layout largely carries over, but it now has access to MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay
and various other apps.
In Europe the 2008 will continue to be offered with a choice of five petrol
engines, ranging from a 61kW 1.2-litre unit sipping 4.9 litres of fuel per
100km to a 97kW 1.2-litre unit consuming 4.8L/100km and six diesels including a
super frugal 1.6-litre HDi sipping 3.7L/100km.
The Australian range consists of a 60kW three-pot petrol, an 88kW 1.6-litre
four-cylinder petrol and
a 68kW 1.6-litre four-cylinder diesel and while powertrain selection for the
new version is yet to be confirmed, it is unlikely to differ greatly.
Peugeot Automobiles Australia PR and communications manager Tyson Bowen said
the company is satisfied with take-up of the 2008, despite it attracting low
sales since its October 2013 launch.
“It's an extremely competitive segment,” he said. “That car arrived at probably
the beginning of that segment exploding. From that perspective it is going
“There are certain elements of that car that compete very well within the
segment. It's quite a practical design, it's got one of the bigger boots in the
segment and we think that this refresh will give us a bit more visibility in a
segment that arguably is very buoyant and extremely competitive.”
Last year, 315 2008s found homes in Australia, a 35.5 per cent dip over the
2014 haul, keeping it at the rear of the compact SUV segment. In January this
year, just 29 units were shifted, making it the third-slowest selling model in
its sector behind its 3008 stablemate (15 units) and the SsangYong Korando (15