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The Peugeot 2008 and e-2008 have angry new faces

Peugeot updates the full 2008 range with ‘a more assertive SUV design’ and more range for the EV

Published: 04 May 2023

Peugeot has pulled the covers off its refreshed 2008 and e-2008, and in news that will come as no surprise to anyone it has been treated to a new face and a fresh LED light signature at both ends. Yep, it’s the standard facelift fare.

Peugeot says that the 2008’s new design “reflects its move upmarket and strengthens its SUV status". Eugh. Still, we do like the fangtastic lights up front and the link to the 9X8 Le Mans Hypercar.

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We’re told that orders will open in the summer with three trim levels available – Active, Allure and GT. The latter will be top spec and will get a black contrast roof, body coloured grille elements and full LED headlamps.

There’s new badging all around too, as well as new alloy wheel designs in sizes between 16- and 18-inches. Inside all versions now get a 10-inch central touchscreen as standard, while the 10-inch digital dial display has been redesigned.

But it’s the powertrain where perhaps the biggest leap forward has been made, particularly for the e-2008. The all-electric iteration now gets a larger 54kWh battery and a new electric motor, which means power jumps from 134bhp to 154bhp and the max range creeps up from 214 miles to a much more impressive 252 miles.

Oh, and Peugeot has also announced that it’s going to plug the gap between the petrol and electric versions with a 48V mild-hybrid that’s set to arrive in 2024. That’ll pair a 136bhp 1.2-litre three-cylinder with a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox and a small electric motor that can apparently lower fuel consumption by up to 15 per cent.

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The petrol-powered 2008s will remain pretty much the same in terms of powertrains, with the aforementioned 1.2-litre three-cylinder available in 99bhp and 128bhp forms. The former gets a six-speed manual only, while the latter can be paired with a manual or eight-speed auto.

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