Peugeot 2008 is renewed. And in effect remains the same Peugeot 2008, with the exception that we have seen a slight upgrade aesthetics, some new equipment (see bottom of the Peugeot 2008 MY2016), and above all to a growth of the range of this crossover, with the arrival of new versions such as the Peugeot 2008 GT Line. And on the occasion of this launch, Peugeot has already made its announcement, which we’ll broadcast on television in the coming days, focusing all their attention on the Grip Control system. But what is the Grip Control?
The case of the Peugeot 2008 is quite particular. It is a product that is marketed as a crossover, that is to say, as a jacket, body type SUV, or todocamino, the Peugeot 208. But the curious thing is that in the range Peugeot 2008 there is no alternative of four-wheel drive, as is also the case with some of its rivals, like the Renault Capture, and unlike other rivals, like the Nissan Juke, which can be purchased with four-wheel drive.
that being Said, what alternatives are there if we want a Peugeot 2008 roadworthy for complicated environments, outside the asphalt? And the answer is called Grip Control.
often we insist that the four-wheel drive is not the only element that can make tourism a car very competent off the road, especially in terrain very complicated, with mud, snow, etc. The choice of tire is crucial when dealing with this type of adversity, so that a good tire M+S you can get a todocamino front-wheel-drive achieves navigate tricky terrain better even than a todocamino of traction to the four wheels with tires on asphalt.
And that is probably the key of the Peugeot 2008. The tires are M+S and the system the Grip Control are of series in the lines of Allure and GT Line. Grip Control, on the other hand, is something as simple as a mode selector, which adjusts the traction control and stability of the car in order to prioritise the traction is greater in challenging terrain, for example snow, dirt and mud. But again, and although the Grip Control is used as a sales argument, the most relevant aspect is still the tires.
The only drawback that we can put to this choice, the Peugeot 2008 with finish, Allure or GT Line, and Grip Control system and tires M+S series, is that this type of tires are usually not as comfortable on the road and tyres of conventional tourist, particularly for issues of loudness or vibration. So your choice, in my opinion, should respond above all to the need for driving off road or in very adverse conditions, like snow.