The Peugeot 2008 was initially launched in 2013 and since then, it has become quite successful and popular as the company has served it over various markets. One of the most prominent factors for such an immense response is its body design, a classy interior cabin and not to forget, its affordable price tag. Latest news is 2017 Peugeot 2008.
As of February 2016, almost 500,000 units of the 1stmini SUV model have been sold. But it is surprising to note how the 2008 model has not received some criticism. Because of this, the company has planned to give as mid-cycle facelift to this model and this new model will be coming as 2017 Peugeot 2008.
According to several sources, it has been said that the company will be working on areas where this model has received criticism. Hopefully, this new Peugeot 208 will meet the expectations in several markets.
2017 Peugeot 2008 – Exterior changes and Interior cabin
It all comes down to the changes incorporated into the exterior body of this 2017 Peugeot 2008. First and foremost, an upscale refinement has been featured over the entire body of this compact SUV.
This company seems to have borrowed some design elements from the rest of the Peugeot line-up to make an improvement on the design of this model. What’s changed is its grille design as now the grille bears vertical chrome inserts whereas horizontal slats have been ditched.
A somewhat aggressive black background has been presented on the headlights. A lion claw-like LED patterns have been featured on the taillights.
Interior cabin of this Peugeot 2008 2017 has also received what looks like some moderate refreshments. A whopping 7-inch infotainment touchscreen display is one of the most prominent parts of this upgrade.
While base models will have high-quality cloth upholstery, higher trims will feature all leather upholstery. The GT Line trim’s cabin is probably the most interesting one as the door sills have been made of stainless steel.
Floor mats have a red stitching, pedals are made out of aluminum, and the luggage compartment has been drastically increased.
Powertrain configuration and Mileage of 2017 Peugeot 2008
There are 2 possibilities for its engine. One is a 1.2-liter 3 cylinder gasoline engine and another one is a 1.6-liter 4 cylinder diesel engine. The 1.2-liter variant is to be used as a base engine, and the figures of its output stand at 181 hp.
Second engine, which is this 1.6-liter unit, can crank out as much as 128 hp. The former configuration returns 57.6 MPG for the European cycle, and the later can deliver as much as 64.2 MPG.
Several automotive sources have to say that 5-speed manual transmission system is likely to be used. A 5 speed electronically controlled gearbox also stands a great chance to be incorporated.
2017 Peugeot 2008 – Competitors, Release Date, and Price
Nissan Juke and Renault Captur are likely to be its most prominent rivals. It has been said that this 2017 Peugeot 2008 will be released by quarter 2 of this year. The price of this SUV with its base model is going to start from $20,000.