The 2020 Peugeot 2008 SUV has been revealed with a pure-electric variant ahead of a global launch early next year.
Under the skin, the all-new 2008 has plenty in common with the new 208 hatch and follows the current Peugeot SUV design language which was first seen on the larger 3008 and 5008.
Built on the new Common Modular Platform (CMP), the 2008 is 4.3m long (14cm longer than its predecessor), 1.7m wide and 1.54m high.
Regardless of the powertrain, the boot capacity is a competitive 360 litres.
The big news is the addition of the pure-electric e-2008 which uses a 50kW battery pack to power a 100kW electric motor that sits on the front axle. According to the WLTP cycle, a driving range of 310km is possible.
Capable of supporting 100kW rapid charging technology, an 80 per cent charge will take just 30 minutes, while a full charge using conventional 7.4kW and 11kW fast chargers will take between eight hours and five hours.
Along with the electric powertrain, Peugeot will offer the car with three petrol engines offering 75kW, 97kW and 115kW respectively. In Europe, the base petrol engine is equipped with a six-speed manual while the mid-range variants get the choice of a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic. The top grade is only available with an eight-speed automatic.
There’s also a lone 75kW diesel engine exclusively paired to a six-speed manual.
Moving to the interior, the 2008 looks identical to the 208 and gets the latest version of Peugeot's trendy iCockpit infotainment system which includes a fully-customisable digital instrument cluster.
Autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control with stop & go, lane positioning assistance, park assist, lane keeping assist, driver attention monitoring, automatic headlight dipping, extended traffic sign recognition and active blind spot monitoring are available across the range.
Peugeot's local arm said: “the all-new 2008 is currently being studied for Australian introduction; with drivetrains, specification and timings yet to be confirmed.”
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