Peugeot has unveiled the mid-cycle update for the 2008, which aligns the model to the newest visual identity while the interior has a bigger standard screen.

The updated 2008 gets a significant facelift with the latest visual identity to remain fresh and competitive in the B-segment crossover market. The facelift includes claw-like triple vertical lights built into the bumper's glossy black inserts and superimposed horizontal double slats.

The exterior also includes 16- to 18-inch wheels and black side mirror caps, whereas the interior features a 10-inch touchscreen, a newly designed 10-inch digital instrument cluster, and redesigned shift knob.

However, the most significant changes occur under the hood, where the E-2008 compact electric crossover gets extra power and range. The E-2008 gets an electric motor good for 156 hp (115 kW), which represents a 15-percent increase, and a battery pack that has grown from 50 to 54 kWh. This has bumped the WLTP range in the combined cycle from 345 to 406 kilometers (214 to 252 miles).

The powertrain lineup will grow in early 2024 to include a new hybrid with a 136-hp gasoline engine mated to a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which incorporates an electric motor. It's claimed to cut fuel consumption by as much as 15 percent compared to a non-hybrid gas engine.

For those who'd rather have a simpler powertrain, the company with the lion badge is still selling the 2008 with a three-cylinder, 1.2-liter turbocharged gasoline engine or a four-cylinder, 1.5-liter diesel rated at 130 hp. The 2024 Peugeot 2008 and the purely electric E-2008 will be available for sale this summer.

Source: Peugeot

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Евгений Ушаков
Evgenii Ushakov
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