Peugeot 2008 2021 test, prices and versions of the SUV that comes to impose new rules

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Peugeot 2008 2021 test, prices and versions of the SUV that comes to impose new rules




The French firm presented in our country the second generation of its 2008, the subcompact SUV with a new platform, technology and an attractive design


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The French firm presented in our country the second generation of its 2008, the subcompact SUV with a new platform, technology and an attractive design


VALLE DE BRAVO.- As we move along the Mexico-Toluca highway, aboard the new generation of the Peugeot 2008, an idea haunts our head. In the subcompact SUV segment in our market there are proposals that are visually attractive, however, their performance does not always honor their appearance.

If we turn the coin over, there are other participants who are not very attractive, but whose mechanics are not due. There is also a third group that are neither the one nor the other, but the existence of an SUV that met all those qualities in the same execution was difficult to find, or at least that is what we believed, until we stopped in front of the new 2008.






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And it is that, aesthetically, the heritage of the style and design features of its older sister, the 3008, is indisputable, with a body full of polygonal lines and straight lines that give it a very modern, sporty appearance and that denotes certain musculature, Simply put, it’s a truck that definitely fits the eyes and conquers the heart.

Vertical lines abound on the front, as well as the geometry of the huge grille that frames the company’s emblem and the 2008 name on the hood. It is precisely from that lion that the headlights are inspired, whose claw-shaped LED lighting at the ends, extends to the bottom of the front fascia to hint at the fangs of this beast.






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At the rear, the view is inevitably directed to the skulls, joined by a shiny black strip and where the lion’s claws once again appear, while at the bottom the chrome tips of the exhaust system stand out.

Inside, the good quality to the eye and to the touch, in terms of materials and assemblies, is very surprising, something that we perceive from the moment we open the door to get into the driver’s seat, however, what most caught our attention it was the instrument panel that, in addition to being digital, is three-dimensional.






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This is possible thanks to the Peugeot i-Cockpit 3D technology, which uses a normal digital screen and on top of it a system that projects images, as if it were a head-up display but instead of putting the information on the windshield it does in the instrumentation itself.

Floating to the center of the dash is the infotainment system’s 10-inch color touchscreen, which offers Apple Car Play and Android Auto connectivity, while underneath is a row of inspired buttons and switches. in aviation, which activate functions such as door locks, flashing lights and defrosters on the windshield and rear glass, among others, that fit perfectly in this technological environment.






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When opening the trunk we find 434 liters of space, and the floor in this area has a double bottom that can be placed in two heights, this to better distribute the load, so that there are 405 liters on the top and another 29 liters below from the floor, however, by folding down the second row of seats, the volume increases to 1,467 liters.

Ride quality

Once in motion, the response of the turbocharged 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine, which generates 155 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque to the front axle, in the GT version of the Peugeot 2008 we drive, the top of the range, surprises. a lot.

It is enough to recharge the pedal slightly on the accelerator to obtain what you are looking for: a forceful response since the rev counter needle exceeds 1,700 laps, giving great confidence when executing a passing maneuver, something to which the automatic transmission also Eight-speed pays, as it selects the precise gear to squeeze the engine to the maximum and give the whole group more agility.






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At times, we take advantage of the long straights of the road and the controlled environment of the test drive to understand its high-speed performance, and it is extraordinary that, when exceeding 180 km / h, the 2008 maintains a poised behavior, without be nervous and the aerodynamic noise is annoying.

The reduced diameter of the steering wheel increases the feeling of control of the vehicle, and although it is one with a high center of gravity, given its SUV configuration, the truth is that the Peugeot 2008 offers an extraordinary relationship between stability and comfort, while that the suspension scheme works together to keep road bumps in place, underneath the vehicle, while holding the body firmly to contain sway when cornering.

With all these credentials, the new Peugeot 2008 will be positioned as one of the benchmarks in its segment, as it offers an infallible formula and a perfect balance; It is available in our market in five versions, with prices ranging from 391,900 pesos and up to 506,900 pesos.






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Datasheet

  • Engine: L3 1.2-liter turbocharged.
  • Power hp: 155.
  • Torque lb.-pie: 177.
  • Transmission: 8-speed automatic.
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Brakes: Disc with ABS.
  • Safety: Front, side and curtain airbags, 180 degree reversing camera, stability control, ISOFIX anchor for child seats, front and rear sensors.
  • Equipment: Automatic A / C, Alcantara-lined seats, wireless charger, adjustable leather-wrapped steering wheel.

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