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A94 2008 Series II

1 Feb 2017

AFTER the dismal sales of the original, Peugeot listened and learned when it came to the 2008 facelift. Launched in early 2017, it ushered in a bolder nose, more SUV-esque attitude, and – most importantly – a far more powerful yet efficient powertrain choice.

Usurping three unsuitable engines in one fell swoop (the weedy 1.2-litre atmo triple manual-only, ageing 1.6-litre atmo four-pot/four-speed auto combo, and 1.6-litre HDi turbo-diesel manual), was a gutsy 1.2-litre turbo triple, driving the front wheels via a six-speed auto transmission.

A Euro6-emissions rated 1190cc, it delivered 81kW of power at 5500rpm and 205Nm of torque at 1500rpm. 0-100km/h took 11.3 seconds, top speed was 182km/h, and the average consumption was rated at 4.8L/100km.

Otherwise, save for improved spec like a standard reverse camera and AEB availability, the 2008 remained the same as before.

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