PEUGEOT Citroen Australia (PCA) has confirmed the all-new Peugeot 2008 compact SUV for Australia, with the stylish little soft-roader due here later in the year.
According to PCA PR and product manager Daniel Khan, the 2008 will arrive on Aussie soil in the fourth quarter of 2020 with “all drivetrains including the full electric 2008” under consideration.
Dubbed the e-2008, the electric version of the 2008 is powered by the same 100kW/260Nm electric motor and 50kWh lithium-ion battery pack as the closely related e-208 hatchback with a claimed range of up to 310km.
Other powertrains in the range consist of three versions of a 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine mated to either a six-speed manual transmission or eight-speed automatic, the most potent of which develops 115kW.
The final option is a 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel mill mated exclusively to a six-speed manual.
Underpinned by Peugeot-Citroen’s new Common Modular Platform, the new 2008 now measures in at 4300mm long (+40mm), 1700mm wide and 1540mm with the extra length catering for a bigger 434-litre boot.
While local pricing and equipment levels are yet to be finalised for Australia, three trim levels are being offered in Europe, those being the Active, Allure GT-Line and GT.
Standard kit overseas includes a 10-inch infotainment touchscreen with Tom Tom satellite navigation and smartphone mirroring, the latest version of Peugeot’s i-Cockpit, configurable 3D head-up display, multifunction steering wheel, wireless charging as well as LED head- and tail-lights.
Safety gear consists of lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control, high-speed autonomous braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, blind-spot alert with course correction, parking assist, automatic headlights and speed-sign recognition.