Peugeot has released MY2017 specifications and pricing for the 2008 compact SUV.
For the 2017 model year, Peugeot has presented a simplified lineup along with improved specifications across the range.
The most significant changes are to the drivetrain. One engine, a 1.2-litre turbo petrol now powers all models in the 2008 range. The old 1.6-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel engines have been dumped.
The new engine is Euro-6 compliant and rated to produce 81kW of power and 205Nm of torque.
A new six-speed, sequential automatic transmission is included in all model grades. Co-developed with Japanese transmission specialists, Aisin, it replaces the four-speed automatic and five-speed manual from previous models.
This is most likely a very sensible move, in Australia, very few FWD compact SUVs leave the dealership with stick-shift.
Technology and safety haven't been forgotten with the addition of Apple CarPlay and a factory-fit reverse camera with parking sensors.
Allure and GT-Line models are equipped with Active City Brake and City Park self-parking.
On the outside, exterior style updates bring a new face with a multi-faceted grille that previews the brand’s future design language.
Prices have been kept relatively stable, only the base model Active has seen its price rise. It now asks for an extra $1000, however, in this case, the specification improvements easily justify the increase.
Overall, the 2017 updates present the 2008 as a far stronger option for buyers in the compact SUV segment.  
2017 Peugeot 2008 Specifications
• 7.0-inch Multifunction Colour Display Screen
• Trip Computer
• USB and Bluetooth Connectivity
• MirrorLink and Apple CarPlay
• Tokyo Cloth Trim (Black)
• 16-inch Alloy Wheels with Space Saver spare wheel
• Single Zone Air-conditioning
• Rear Parking Sensors
• Reverse Camera
• Electric Door Mirrors with Folding function
• Front and Rear Fog Lights
• Programmable Cruise Control with Speed Limiter
• Leather Steering Wheel with Audio Controls
• Cooled Centre Console compartment
Allure (in addition to Active)
• Park Assist (self-parking)
• Satellite Navigation
• Active City Brake
• 17-inch Eridan Alloy Wheel
• Grip Control
• Fog Light Cornering Function
• Automatic Wipers
• Automatic Headlamps
• Electro-chromatic Rear View Mirror
• Rear Privacy Glass
• Dual Zone Air-conditioning
• ‘Oxford’ Premium Trim
GT-LINE (in addition to Allure and Active)
• GT-Line-specific ‘Dynamic’ Mesh Cloth with Red Topstitching
• Red highlights to interior door handles, seat belts and handbrake
• Specific smooth leather steering wheel with red contrast stitching
• ‘Redline’ theme for 7.0-inch Multifunction Colour Display Screen
• Alloy door sill trim
• Alloy sports pedals
• Red LED instrument panel surround
• Perla Nera Black highlights for roof rails, rear door trim, spoiler and mirror shells
• Specific rear bumper with chrome exhaust
• Gloss black grille surround incorporating red ‘PEUGEOT’ lettering
2017 Peugeot 2008 Pricing (excludes on-road costs)
ACTIVE $26,490 ($1,000 increase compared to 1.6-litre auto)
ALLURE $30,990 (no change)
GT-LINE $32,990 (no change compared to previous Outdoor)
Metallic Paint $990 All models
Cielo Panoramic Roof $1,000 Allure and GT-Line
Pearlescent Paint $1,050 All models
Satellite Navigation $1,500 Active only
Leather $2,200 Allure and GT-Line
Let’s start a Car Conversation, does anybody own the outgoing 2008 and can share their ownership experience? Is anybody currently shopping in the compact SUV category and has the 2008 on their short-list?