E l segment compact SUV is one of the busiest is having in recent months within Mercosur. From this week there will be a new option available, as the Peugeot 2008 manufactured in Brazil was released commercially in that market.
This is the SUV based on the platform of the Peugeot 208, which comes to market with the difficult task of competing against numerous models in this segment, such as Ford EcoSport, Renault Duster, Honda HR-V and Jeep Renegade , among many others.
The 2008 Brazilian has 4 airbags and ESP in more equipped versions.
The 2008 is offered in Brazil in two finishes called Allure and Griffe. Since its entry version Allure, 2008 Brazilian offers standard four airbags , two front and two sides, ABS with EBD brakes, daytime running lights, LED Electric power steering and rear parking sensor.
also has two-zone automatic climate control , cruise control, multimedia computer with touch screen 7 inch integrated browser , central locking with remote control, electric windows rises , electric mirrors, alloy wheels 16-inch fog lights, among the most notable.
more equipped version Griffe adds to the above two curtain airbags rain and dusk sensors, front parking sensor, panoramic glass roof and leather-covered seats.
La Griffe version equipped with THP engine adds to this the ESP stability control, system Grip Control assistant for hill start and fog lamps function curve between others.
Under the hood is provided with block 1.6-liter 16v for entry version. It is a propeller that produces 115 horses strength at 6,000 rpm, which for Brazilian rises to 122 hp to operate with ethanol.
Furthermore, as more powerful option offers the legendary 1.6 liter THP engine turbo, which this time has a performance 166 horses Power and cv 173 when fed with ethanol. The thrusters can be associated with six-speed manual transmission or a automatic 4 relationships that may have paddles behind the steering wheel to drive manually.
Brazil is the third country to join the production of 2008 after France and China . From the Brazilian plant, Peugeot plans to not only supply the local market but also the regional.