Just like the new 208, the second generation Peugeot 2008 too has made its debut with an all-electric variant. It is also built on the same Common Modular Platform (CMP).
As with all the latest Peugeot models, the design language includes 3 LED claws, fangs-like vertical DRLs, and sharp, angular lines throughout. Depending on the destination, the headlamps will be full-LED units on all trims. Adding to the sporty looks are dual-tone finish with black roof and blacked-out pillars on GT versions. The all-electric version gets body-colored grille with horizontally placed grille elements. Rounding off the looks are 18-inch aerodynamically optimized wheels.
The interior layout too looks familiar with the latest Peugeot models. Features include a compact steering wheel, i-Cockpit 3D instrument cluster (holographic projection), 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto compatibility, carbon fibre-like inserts, and Alcantara/Nappa leather upholstery.
Depending on the trim, features list also includes ambient lighting with 8 colors, wireless charging, up to 4 USB sockets, and an optional 10-speaker Focal audio system which apparently is a result of 3-years of co-development. Buyers can also add a sunroof.
Assistance and safety systems include Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Automatic Emergency Braking, Active Blind Spot Monitoring, and Park Assist.
The petrol engine is a 1.2-litre (1,199 cc) unit, available in different states of tune. The PureTech 155 tune offers 155 hp and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) of torque, paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The base models get a 6-speed manual.
The diesel is a 1.5-litre (1,499 cc) unit, available in BlueHDi 100 and BlueHDi 130 tunes with 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque on both variants; transmission is a 6-speed manual and an 8-speed automatic, respectively.
The all-electric variant’s electric motor puts out 100 kW (136 hp) and 260 Nm (192 lb-ft) of torque, powered by a 50 kWh battery pack that is good for a range of up to 310 km (192 mi) as per WLTP. The battery is guaranteed for 8 years or 160,000 km (99,419 mi) for 70% of its charging capacity.
The battery takes between 5 to 8 hours for a full charge via WallBox (three-phase 11 kW with optional charger or single phase 7.5 kW), or 16 hours from a Legrand Green Up plug.