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PEUGEOT 2008 ESTATE

1.2 PureTech 130 GT 5dr EAT8

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Peugeot's 2008 is a more sophisticated thing in second generation form. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Background

Fashion can take many forms, especially when it comes to segments in the automotive market. Here, we're going to look at one of them, the supermini-based compact SUV Crossover, epitomised in this case by this second generation version of Peugeot's 2008. Its chosen sector may be fashion-led but here's a car that still emphasises sense and sensibility in what has become an ever-more competitive class. Over half a million versions of the first generation 2008 were sold and Peugeot has similarly high hopes for this, its successor. It switches to a properly modern chassis, the CMP platform for B and C segment cars that's used by the MK2 Peugeot 208 and also shared with the DS 3 Crossback and the new Vauxhall Corsa. Crucially, this can support both fossil-fuelled engines and all-electric powertrains - and does in this case. Will it all be enough to allow this contender to retain its place as one of the more popular picks in this sector? Let's find out.

Driving Experience

Despite its beefy looks, the 2008 is still front-wheel drive only. Engine-wise, there are three very different powertrains to choose from. If you know the Peugeot brand, you might not be too surprised to hear that the available petrol unit is the 1.2-litre three cylinder PureTech powerplant, in this case developing either 100, 130 or 155hp. The base version is manual only and the 130hp model is optionally available with an 8-speed EAT8 auto gearbox that you have to have on the fastest derivative. The diesel is the company's usual 1.5-litre BlueHDi engine with 100hp. As for the all-electric e-2008 version, well just one variant of that will be available featuring a 50kWh battery mated to a 100kW electric motor, this confection developing a healthy 134hp and offering a claimed maximum WLTP range of 193 miles. Of course, as you'd expect in a modern supermini-based small SUV, you can get all the usual driver assistance features. things like lane keep assist to stop you from drifting out of your lane, with subtle steering intervention to ease you back to where you ought to be. And an autonomous parking system which is capable of automatically controlling acceleration, braking and steering when entering or leaving a parking space. there's also a traffic sign recognition system that can work with the integrated speed limiter and make sure that you never exceed the stated limit of the road you're on.

Design and Build

The 2008 features a higher driving position than the 208 and it's longer too. Visually, it resembles a smaller 3008, being only 150mm shorter than that car, even though it sits on the PSA Group's small car platform. Peugeot's Exterior styling director Yann Beurel has given the 2008 a unique character, especially at the front where the all-LED lighting features claw and fang-like daytime running lights, while sharp triangular "scalps" feature on the bodywork above the wheels and form a single line across the doors. At the rear, a black plastic strip joins the LED light clusters to emphasise the car's width, while a black roof is standard on top 'GT' and 'GT Line' variants. Inside, this MK2 model 2008 sets a new standard for cabin quality, with more soft-touch surfaces than you'll find in the various rival Volkswagen Group small SUVs. The central section of the dashboard wraps around into the doors and features a carbon-fibre-like finish that's springy to the touch. You get more space inside than was offered by the first generation 2008, thanks to a 60mm longer wheelbase this time round, plus an overall length increase of 140mm. Width is up by 30mm. As a result, even with a six-foot tall driver up-front, someone of similar height could sit behind comfortably. The cargo area is 10-litres larger than before at 434-litres. And there's a false floor that can be positioned to create additional space beneath.

Market and Model

Previously, the 2008 wasn't the most affordable supermini-based SUV on the market - and it still isn't. Pricing sits in the £20,000 to £35,000 bracket. There's a choice of 'Active Premium', 'Allure Premium', 'GT' and 'GT Premium' trim. Peugeot expects the 'GT' variants to be particularly popular; these come with 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, LED headlamps, a black tailgate spoiler, a contrasting black roof, a dark chrome radiator grille and a sporty body kit with a matte chrome chin spoiler and a faux diffuser. Inside, the 2008 GT Line gets a digital instrument binnacle 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with TomTom navigation. Plus there's half-leather upholstery with lime green stitching, heated front seats, a leather-covered sports steering wheel, aluminium pedals, automatic air conditioning and an eight-colour ambient lighting system. Buyers also get a 180-degree reversing camera, a wireless smartphone charger, a voice recognition system, four USB sockets and 'Apple CarPlay'/'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring. As you'd expect, a wide range of driver assistance and safety technologies are available this time round. Go for the auto gearbox (or an e-2008 model) and the adaptive cruise control system you can have has the ability to make the car automatically stop and go in heavy traffic. You can have this system with a manual gearbox too, where it operates down to 18mph. Lane departure warning, auto parking and blind spot monitoring systems are available too. Go for a variant with the largest 10-inch centre dash infotainment display and you'll get built-in navigation, plus 'Apple CarPlay'/'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring.

Cost of Ownership

The engines that have been announced for this 2008 are some of the most economical units that Peugeot make, so running one of these vehicles shouldn't break the bank. Expect the 1.2-litre PureTech petrol variants that most will buy to be very acceptably clean and frugal. With the 100hp manual model, you can expect to manage around 50mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and return an NEDC-rated CO2 reading of just over 100g/km, which is pretty good going for a car in this segment. The 1.5-litre BlueHDi diesel version of course does much better. Around 65mpg on the combined cycle should be theoretically possible, along with up well under 100g/km of NEDC-rated CO2. But of course if you're really interested in ecological efficiency, there'll be just one variant of this car that'll interest you, the all-electric e-2008. For this derivative, Peugeot claims a WLTP-rated driving range between charges of 214 miles. And fast charging at the rate of 100kW is available via a CCS socket hidden behind the fuel cap, with an 0-80% charge achievable in around 30 minutes. If you install a wallbox at home, you can recharge the battery from empty in around five hours if you have an 11kW electricity supply - or in around eight hours with a 7.4kW supply. Bear in mind that the e-2008 is around 350kgs heavier than the ordinary version.

Summary

This second generation 2008 certainly makes a more overt style statement than before, but it's kept the sensible attributes that endeared its predecessor to plenty of buyers. As with most models of this kind, on paper, the advantages being offered over a standard supermini in space, styling and potential driving flexibility appear at first glance to be small. In practice though, they add up to a car that feels a far more rounded, more complete family tool - not as a primary runabout perhaps, but a perfect second family vehicle. Of course, there are things Peugeot could still improve. Not everyone likes the unusual 'i-Cockpit' steering wheel and instrument set-up for instance. We think though, that this car needs design innovations of this sort. Models of this kind ought to be fashionable, innovative and just a little controversial. If that's what you want in this segment, then you probably need to try this car.

Key Information

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypePetrol
Emissions
Emissions135.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed122mph

Full Details

Standard Equipment

Technical Data

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    0.261
  • CO2 (g/km)
    109
  • HC
    0.02
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Noise Level dB(A)
    64
  • NOx
    0.026
  • Particles
    0.0007
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    135
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH
    148
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL
    132
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - TEH
    160
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - TEL
    138
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - TEH
    126
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - TEL
    113
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - TEH
    180
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - TEL
    167
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - TEH
    141
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - TEL
    130

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1199
  • Compression Ratio
    10.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    3
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    75
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    90.5
  • Engine Code
    EB2ADTS
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    TURBO INJECTION
  • Gears
    8 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    12
  • Transmission
    SEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH
    6.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL
    5.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEH
    7.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEL
    6.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEH
    5.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEL
    5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEH
    8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEL
    7.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEH
    6.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEL
    5.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH
    43.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL
    48.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEH
    40
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEL
    46.4
  • WLTP - MPG - High - TEH
    50.6
  • WLTP - MPG - High - TEL
    56.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - TEH
    35.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - TEL
    38.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEH
    45.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEL
    49.2

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.2
  • Badge Power
    130
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    PureTech 130
  • Coin Series
    GT
  • Generation Mark
    2
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    19E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    91
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    84
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    4
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    62
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    68
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    12
  • Service Interval Mileage
    12500
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
    Not Available
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    Not Available
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    9.1
  • Engine Power - BHP
    131
  • Engine Power - KW
    96
  • Engine Power - RPM
    5500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    170
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    23.5
  • Engine Torque - NM
    230
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    1750
  • Top Speed
    122

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    215/60 R17
  • Tyre Size Rear
    215/60 R17
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    SALAMANCA
  • Wheel Type
    17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1550
  • Length
    4300
  • Wheelbase
    2605
  • Width
    1770
  • Width (including mirrors)
    1987

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    44
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    1740
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1467
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    434
  • Max. Loading Weight
    535
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    1200
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    640
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1205
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    10.4
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