Published on January 13th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair0
All-New Peugeot 2008 Shown in Singapore in GT Line Kit
2020 seems to be the year of the B-segment crossover. At last week’s Singapore Motor Show, Kia, Volkswagen as well as Peugeot showed off their new entries into the segment. Peugeot had a slight headstart with the 1st generation 2008 coming out back in 2013, where the other two makers debuted all-new nameplates to fill the segment. This 2nd generation model brings the 2008 upmarket with the latest in Peugeot’s design philosophy, Common Modular Platform, i-Cockpit and more.
The car was previewed at Peugeot’s booth at the Singapore Motor Show in its GT Line guise. It came with quite a bit of equipment, including a 10″ infotainment unit with a Focal audio system, a Qi charger, 18″ wheels and a really cool projection and digital combination instrument cluster.
The car is not listed or mentioned on the Peugeot Singapore website. It’s quite possible that the Naza-PSA factory that already puts the 3008 together for export will be retooled for the 2008. But here’s more information about the new 2008 from the launch release.
Powerful and distinctive in style, the new 2008 Peugeot SUV is a sculptural and desirable object. It fulfils the ambition to turn over a new and remarkable page in the history of Peugeot SUVs and is fully in line with the current style of the range while displaying its own personality.
The balanced lines and overall proportions are those of an SUV, with a recessed windshield that makes the bonnet more horizontal, creating a strong body. The car sits well on its wheels, perfectly shouldered, strong and reassuring.
Statutory and with identity, the front incorporates a proud and straight grille (body colour on electric versions), a carved bonnet and LED daytime running lights that fade under the projector in order to resurface below.
The faceted and bold profile immediately catches the eye, with different triangular lines. The result is a lively and incisive style, representing a real technical feat for parts pressing: never have flanks had as much volume! These lines end on the tailgate, for an undeniable coherence and overall homogeneity.
The style is robust, and even more with the large wheels (690mm), which perfectly fill the arches. The 18″ rims have added inserts with three advantages: easier customization, significant weight gain (4 kg across all wheels) and better aerodynamics.
A clear upgrade in quality and elegance with the two-tone Black Diamond black headlining, black window strip and the silk-screened C-pillar on the GT Line and GT versions.
Muscular with a high beltline, the rear end includes lights connected by a black strip with dual exhaust pipes on the PureTech 130 & 155.
As expressive as always, the signature with 3 LED claws is once again a feature here. Be it day and night, you’ll find it on the back on all versions and in the projectors of high-end versions. Depending on the destination, the headlights will use LED technology on all finishes.
In addition to the usual offer, striking and distinctive exterior shades are available and add even more tone to the style:
- Elixir Red, with a coloured varnish to enhance the depth and colour of the shade,
- Vertigo Blue, three-layers for a super bright finish,
- Fusion Orange, a new metallic colour exclusive for the new SUV Peugeot 2008.
Down with monotony! Inside, the colours and materials are meticulously detailed, skilfully combining noble materials and original colours.
- subtle, the doors panels decoration includes Orange (on Active) or Blue (on Allure) tampo-printing,
- technical sophistication and freshness in the Allure version, with modern “Urbanoïd” light blue upholstery,
- dynamic, the GT Line versions offer a chic atmosphere, enhanced by isolated Adamite,
- noble and sought after, the GT/e-2008 GT versions combine Alcantara®, leather and technical mesh. Black onyx stitched Adamite on the GT versions, the Alcantara® has an exclusive Greval® grey stitched blue and green on the Peugeot e-2008 GT versions.
This cosy interior is embellished on the GT Line and GT versions with bright decorations on the dashboard and the doors panels that have 8 colours that can be picked via the touch screen.
The spaciousness of the rear seats (a new record for the new CMP platform) makes the new SUV Peugeot 2008 a particularly versatile SUV. Its length of 4.30m and its wheelbase of 2.60m also give it a comfortable boot volume until 434 L (VDA V210). The modularity is ensured by a two-position floor (depending on versions) which provides a virtually flat floor once the bench is folded.
With a variety of new storage on board, you will be able to keep everything you need on a daily basis with you. In addition to the traditional door pockets and the glove box, there is ample storage space under the front centre armrest and more in front of the gear stick. Additionally, there is more discreet storage at the bottom of the central console. There you’ll find the very convenient induction charging area and its lid, which in an open position can cleverly hold a smartphone.
Passengers will also enjoy a passenger compartment full of sunlight thanks to the optional sunroof, offering a wide clear bay. Its opening to the outside preserves the spaciousness for people in the back.
Even more technological: the new Peugeot i-Cockpit® 3D
The Peugeot i-Cockpit® is still based on the same fundamentals and offers flawless ergonomics for awakening the senses:
- a compact steering wheel, for better handling and better grip,
- a large HD touch screen at your fingertips,
- and now an innovative 3D heads-up receiver,
A favourite of our customers and currently present in 5 million Peugeot vehicles around the world, it’s a wholly new interpretation which currently equips the new SUV Peugeot 2008.
Information is placed in the driver’s line of sight. Depending on the version, the Peugeot i-Cockpit® 3D instrument cluster projects it like a hologram. The indications are dynamic and animated: they get closer to the eye depending on their degree of importance or urgency, thereby increasing reactivity by around half a second. Unveiled on the new Peugeot 208, the Peugeot i-Cockpit® 3D is a real innovation, a world first in the segment. It improves driving in every way: efficiency, readability, and safety are at an all-time high.
The touch screen can be 10 inches diagonally depending on the version, and it is controlled via touch shortcuts placed next to Toggle Switches or with the new voice command.
Accuracy and credibility abound since, in addition to sight, touch is also required when using foamed plastics on the dashboard as well as sophisticated and pleasant materials in many places, such as Alcantara® or Nappa® leather. The door panels and dashboard inserts have a “carbon” look, while the EAT8 gearbox control is 100% electric (“shift and park by wire”), allowing easy and intuitive operation. It is complemented by paddles on the wheel for the driver to take over quickly if needed.
Modern, connected and technological
Unprecedented and even scarce in this segment, the equipment and driving aids are taken from the upper segments and are at the highest level of Peugeot brand know-how. It’s an impressive technological arsenal, including:
- Drive Assist plus, which paves the way to semi-autonomous driving. It combines:
- the lane departure avoidance system, linked to the Lane Positioning making it possible to choose your position in the lane,
- the adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go function in EAT8 automatic gearbox,
- Park Assist that automatically manages the steering when entering and leaving a parking spot, with only 60 cm difference between cars when parked,
- the latest-generation automatic emergency braking, which also detects pedestrians and cyclists, day and night, from 5km/h to 140 km/h),
- active warning of involuntary lane crossing (or the roadside),
- driver warning alert, recommending a break if necessary,
- automatic switching of high beam, to focus even more on the road,
- further recognition of signs (one-way, stop) with recommendation for speed signs,
- active blind spot monitoring,
- the electric parking brake.
As the co-pilots of everyday life, smartphones will also be in the new 2008. Its information will be integrated into the central screen thanks to MirrorScreen compatibility including MirrorLink™ connection protocols, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.
In addition to the induction charging zone, up to 4 USB sockets are available depending on the version (2 in the front including one USB-C and 2 on the back).
The routes will be optimized with TomTom® Traffic connected 3D navigation, which gives real-time traffic status and recalculates routes automatically. The driver will also be informed about risk areas, surrounding points of interest.
The most demanding music lovers will be pleased ; the music lovers will be delighted. Developed in partnership with the French high-end specialist in high-fidelity sound FOCAL®, the premium Hi-Fi system of the new SUV Peugeot 2008 is the result of more than 3 years of work. Already present in the Hi-Fi versions of the Peugeot 3008, 5008 and 508, this premium equipment is now available on the new SUV Peugeot 2008. In addition to an optimal acoustic layout, the 10 loudspeakers use technologies patented FOCAL® usually reserved living room installations: 4 aluminum inverted dome tweeters, four 165mm Polyglass woofers, 1 Polyglass central speaker and a Power Flower™ triple coil subwoofer. They are paired with a 12-channel 515 W amplifier, providing a detailed, rich and dynamic music scene.