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The Top Gear car review:Peugeot 2008
For:Interior fabrics, useful bootspace, affordability, nice to drive
Against:Looks a bit odd, doesn't it?
What is it?
A 208 with an extra zero in the name. Although it’s not quite as simple as that. In the old days we’d have been talking about a small estate car here – that’s how Peugeot used to diversify its hatchbacks. But the car world is all mashed up nowadays, and so – instead of creating a successor to the 207 SW mini-estate – Peugeot decided to inflate the 208 to create the 2008.
In other words, it’s Peugeot’s first proper crack at a part-hatch-part-SUV-type-thing that’ll fight for attention among the Renault Capturs and Nissan Jukes of this world, in the increasingly busy small ’n’ chunky crossover market.