New Peugeot 2008 and e-2008 facelift: pricing and First Edition details

Peugeot has revealed the updated 2008 with fresh styling, while the e-2008 will come with improved range

New Peugeot 2008
  • New look with revised Peugeot logo
  • Improved 252-mile electric range for e-2008
  • Available to order now

The new and improved Peugeot 2008 and e-2008 SUVs have undergone a mid-life facelift to bring them in line with the French manufacturer’s latest styling trends. The Peugeot e-2008 will get an updated, improved electric powertrain to keep it competitive with cars like the Kia Niro EV and upcoming Smart #1, with the entry-level Peugeot 2008 starting from £24,020. Peugeot has also announced a limited First Edition trim for the e-2008 available at launch.

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Peugeot has been repositioning itself as a more upmarket brand in recent years and the company says it’s keen to reflect this in the latest 2008 update. The model’s tweaked styling consists of a new, wider front end for greater road-presence, sporting the latest shield logo and a wider grille connecting the headlights.

Peugeot’s latest lighting signature – first featured on its most recent Peugeot 508 model – also makes an appearance on the 2008’s front and rear end. This is characterised by three vertical ‘claws’ integrated into the front bumper, plus three-piece square lighting modules on GT models, along with wide slatted LED rear lights. Widened ‘Peugeot’ script now sits more prominently on the boot than on the outgoing model.

Updated 16 and 18-inch alloy wheels will be available, featuring a ‘disruptive’ futuristic design as seen on those of the brand’s latest all-new model, the Peugeot 408. The 2008 will be available in a range of colour options including Selenium Grey, Cumulus Grey, Okenite White, Nera Black, Elixir Red and Vertigo Blue. All cars get gloss black door mirrors while GT models get a distinctive bi-tone roof.

New Peugeot 2008 rear

New Peugeot 2008 interior design and tech

Peugeot’s i-Cockpit digital dashboard system has been updated for the 2008’s latest refresh, featuring a different design for the 10-inch digital instrument cluster; GT models get a 3D display, and all systems can be fully-adjusted to the driver’s preference.

The upcoming 2008 will come in Active, Allure and GT trims. A 10-inch central touchscreen will now feature as standard, compared with the outgoing model’s seven-inch standard setup, with Allure models and above getting Peugeot’s i-Connect infotainment with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay wireless smartphone connectivity. An optional upgraded Peugeot i-Connect Advanced system adds TomTom navigation. Some physical piano-like keys sitting below the touchscreen will also allow quick access to some principal functions.

New Peugeot 2008 interior

Peugeot’s small, chunky steering wheel still features, and gets some extra buttons for quick access to features, such as voice control (also activated by saying “Okay Peugeot”) – the wheel also features the brand’s latest logo, with a GT badge for top models. There are more fabric options, including Alcantara upholstery for GT versions.

To commemorate the facelift, Peugeot is offering the e-2008 in a First Edition trim which builds on the GT specification, adding heated Alcantara seats with ‘Adamite’ stitching, while the driver’s seat is electronically adjustable and includes a massage function. The tri-phase 11kW onboard charger (optional on other trims) comes as standard, as well as an upgrade to the Peugeot i-Connect Advanced with Connected Navigation system. 

The First Edition will come in a choice of two new exclusive body colours: Selenium Grey and Okenite White.

Safety kit is plentiful, including adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, autonomous emergency braking, traffic sign recognition tech, lane keeping assist, driver attention alert and blind spot monitoring. An Advance Grip Control system is also offered, which adds better traction in three driving modes: Sand, Mud and Snow.

New Peugeot 2008 and e-2008 engines, performance and range

The updated Peugeot 2008 will be available with a choice between petrol, mild hybrid and fully electric drivetrains.

The 1.2-litre petrol engine will be carried over from the existing model in a choice of power outputs. The 100 has 98bhp and is available with a manual six-speed gearbox only, while the 130 option has 128bhp and is available with a choice of six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic gearboxes.

The new mild hybrid version will pair an updated 136bhp 1.2-litre petrol engine with a new 48V motor and six-speed dual-clutch gearbox, which Peugeot says will offer 15% lower fuel consumption than before, with the 2008 able to operate for more than half of the time in electric mode in urban driving settings.

Peugeot e-2008

The greatest upgrade will come to the e-2008’s electric powertrain, with the model’s range set to increase from 214 miles to an improved 252 miles on a charge, thanks to a larger 54kWh battery and efficiency gains. Power has also been increased to 154bhp courtesy of a new electric motor. 

The latest e-2008 will come with single-phase 7.4kW AC charging as standard, or three-phase 11kW charging as an option. The new e-2008 is also capable of 100kW DC rapid charging speeds, for a 0-80% recharge time of around 30 minutes – 7.4kW home charging will take around seven-and-a-half hours.

The updated Peugeot 2008 is available to order now, starting from £24,020 in Active trim – impressively, that’s a price decrease of just over £200 from the outgoing entry-level model. The e-2008’s starting price is £36,350, however – an increase of around £450. 

Mid-spec 2008 Allure models start from £27,220 with the manual gearbox, or £28,820 with the automatic transmission, while the e-2008 Allure starts from £38,350. Top-spec 2008 GT models with the 1.2-litre Puretech 130 engine cost from £31,020, while the e-2008 GT costs £40,550. The special First Edition version of the e-2008 is priced from £41,600.

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Charlie writes and edits news, review and advice articles for Carbuyer, as well as publishing content to its social media platforms. He has also been a regular contributor to its sister titles Auto Express, DrivingElectric and evo. As well as being consumed by everything automotive, Charlie is a speaker of five languages and once lived in Chile, Siberia and the Czech Republic, returning to the UK to write about his life-long passion: cars.

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