Peugeot 2008 2016, tested: 5 keys to discover what has changed

The Peugeot 2008 reaches half of its commercial life and receives an interesting update that rejuvenates your design, improving the equipment and presents to us a new and long-awaited finish GT-Line. In order to see what has changed this new generation of the crossover by Peugeot, we have moved to andalusia to to test the range and new features of the Peugeot 2008.

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1 – Same approach: a crossover designed for city

The Peugeot 2008 feels very comfortable in the city, in fact it is their best stage

The Peugeot 2008 was presented in 2013 as one of the benchmarks of the market, and then, and it has remained in the european market with nearly 600,000 units sold. The approach of the Peugeot 2008 is clear, offering a car of aesthetic crossover with slight skills todocamino, a spacious cabin with 410 litres of luggage space, bodywork dyes SUV driving position sobreelevado and dimensions outside of compact that will allow you to be nimble in city – 4.159 mm-length -.

there is No doubt that Peugeot was very clear what I was looking for the public when it occurred to him to launch the Peugeot 2008, and now in this update have sought to reaffirm their values as urban crossover. Do not forget that, roughly, the Peugeot 2008 shares numerous elements with the Peugeot 208, however, their external dimensions and approach are radically different. As already happened in its first version, the Peugeot 2008 will continue to be offered only in variants 4×2, leaving in the hands of the electronic Grip Control system and a tire M+S (Goodyear Vector 4Seasons) the skills todocamino.

peugeot-2008-2016-prueba-089-mdmThe improvements in design make winning character to the Peugeot 2008. In this way, we find a new front which highlights the grille, wheel arches in contrast, new headlights, two-tone or optical rear LEDS that incorporate the new design of the Peugeot models. Also new in the range-the possibility of choosing two new paint to its exterior: Emerald, Crystal and Red Ultimate

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2 – New finish, GT-Line and mechanical latest batch

More than half of the Peugeot 2008 sold have been stops of range

As we explained Peugeot during the presentation of the new Peugeot 2008 2016, 52% of sales in the 2008 correspond to the finished top of range, versions Allure. The rest of sales is distributed mostly to the finish Active, and a very low percentage to finish basic Access. Taking into account that the clients of the 2008 opt mostly for the finish more high, the Peugeot 2008 has decided to release a finished GT-Line parallel to the finishing Allure with all the possible equipment, but printing a more sporty and sophisticated.

new-line > -Line, already present in models such as the Peugeot 308 and Peugeot 508, adds differentiation and sportsmanship. Are of series in this finish, the use of appliqué on a black lacquered for rear-view mirrors, roof bars and door frames, an interior duotone in red and black that affects in addition to the lighting and seams, tires, 17″ aluminum pedal, anagrams, specific, etc this Is a level of finish with which Peugeot hopes to reach even more customers that opt for the versions equipped, but that before were not that sporty touch.

peugeot-2008-2016-prueba-088-mdmThe offer mechanical gasoline is structured around the engine 1.2 PureTech 82 HP (maximum torque), 110 and 130 HP (turbo-charged), while las options in diesel are two with an engine 1.6 BlueHDI with power ratings of 100 or 120 HP. In all cases we are talking about engines that meet the Euro 6 legislation, finding in the thrusters diesel SCR technology with AdBlue additive to neutralize NOx emissions. The availability of transmissions are three with a manual change of 5 relationships to the engines more modest, manual 6-relationships for the mechanical more powerful and an automatic change of 6 relationships, and torque converter optional. Peugeot has removed the possibility of installing the manual change driven ETG.

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3 – Grip Control as an intelligent solution

Peugeot does not manufacture a 2008 4×4 because they just sell a few, your market is another

One of the features of the Peugeot 2008 is its approach as a crossover, since the 2008 does not offer any possibility of all-wheel drive given the lack of real demand to justify the supply of this type of versions (remember that we are talking about a B-SUV). Even so, for those customers who choose to finishes as high as Allure or GT-Line, that you know that bring serial the Grip Control system that will allow better results in conditions of low grip than a front-wheel drive normal and current.

peugeot-2008-2016-prueba-098-mdmThe Grip Control system is nothing more than an advanced control over the functions of stability control and traction control. By means of 5 preset programs: standard, snow, sand, mud and ESP off, the Grip Control system can adapt the operation of the powertrain to control the grip and cope with complex situations. In addition, this system is associated in series with the use of tyres M+S that help significantly to move out of asphalt.

As todocamino, the Peugeot 2008 more than meets. It offers a high ground clearance of 16.5 cm which places it in the middle of the segment, enjoying suspensions rather soft filter rather and also a weight content between 1.045 and 1,200 kilograms that provide agility and minor difficulties to face according to that terrain.

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4 – At the controls of the Peugeot 2008 1.2 PureTech 130 GT-Line

The Peugeot 2008, more than satisfies as an urban crossover capable of venturing into paths broken

The route that we proposed to Peugeot to test the new Peugeot 2008, it consisted of all kinds of roads, from motorways and urban roads, until a path todocamino through the vineyards of bodegas Barbadillo. The unit that I tested was a Peugeot 2008 1.2 PureTech 130 HP, automatic, and in finish GT-Line. Broadly the Peugeot 2008 is displayed as a drive of reactions noble and nimble in city, although his bet is more comfort in finding a direction and a suspension soft.

Peugeot has opted for a tare of suspensions comfortable to enable you to achieve a good level of comfort in city and highway, offering in addition a good filtration when it comes to roads broken. For those who are looking for reactions more sports cast them to lack that, the body will contain more in the changes of support.

peugeot-2008-2016-prueba-055-mdmThe propellant 1.2 PureTech 130 stands out for offering a good performance and move with ease to the Peugeot 2008. Offers response, smoothness and performance are more than decent to speak of an urban crossover, though its consumption of around 7 l/100 Km make me think that the 1.6 BlueHDI 120 HP is a better candidate for the search of maximum efficiency. The unit that I led installed in addition to the change automatic EAT6 for torque converter, a change correct and smooth operation. Without being a change that stands out especially in nothing, provides a result outstanding for those who seek the comfort of an automatic change, and, above all, offers an operation much more satisfactory that the previous changes piloted PSA.

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5 – Equipment and pricing for the Peugeot 2008

The upgrade of the Peugeot 2008 to its version 2016 has brought a new level of multimedia to enhance the possibilities with our smartphone thanks to the inclusion of MirrorLink and Apple Car Play. In the security section find the system Active Brake Assist that allows you to perform braking, emergency automatic at speeds between 5 and 30 Km/h. Other remarkable elements in the Peugeot 2008 are the possibility of installing automatic climate control, electric windows for all four doors, up to 6 airbags or heated front seats.

At the time of its release, the Peugeot 2008 has a price offer from 13.550 € for the Peugeot 2008 1.2 82 CV in finish Access. Even so, the offer more interesting it will be, without doubt, the special edition Carlos Sainz to be sold in edition limited of 150 units with a fixed price of 20.000 euros. This edition will have a specific configuration with engine 1.2 PureTech 130 HP, manual change of six relations, finish, GT-Line and paint in a pearly white colour.