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facebooktwitter googleemailMore era and potency for the facelifted Peugeot 2008 crossover in GT Line shapeyet is it enough? Verdict3The Peugeot 2008 gains a further dose of desirability with this mid-life update. It’s more stylish, greaterprovided and just as affordable to run, and whilst the three-cylinder PureTech is still our select of the range, the inexpensive (and just about every bit fast) 108bhp editionmust suit maximum buyers. The recent GT Line would possiblyglance good, too, but a more payment effective cut makes way more feel in what is largely simply a pumped-up supermini. The Peugeot 2008 captured the mind's eye of small automobileinvestors when it arrived in 2013. In keeping with the 208 hatchback, it introduced style-conscious supermini drivers anythingslightly different. Pitched without delay at the huge-selling Nissan Juke, the 2008 has now discovered more than part1000000housesaround the globe.
But 3 years later, the time has come for a mid-life nip and tuck. The 2008 now warrants a brand new face and up to date kit list, along side a sporty GT Line trim. The familiar iCockpit dashboard remains, with the inner of most unitsbased totally around a seven-inch touchscreen display.
It’s at theoutdoor that you’ll realize the most vital changes. Up front Peugeot has installed a ambitious new vertically slatted grille, scuff plates and darkened headlights, while to the side, wheelarch extensions give a more competitive look. To the rear, a collection of 3-dtaillightsbe offering a more unique blueprint after dark.
To stay IT fresh, the 2008 has won new bumper, grille and gentle styling for 2016, in addition a more butch appearance adding new wider arches and front and rear scuff plates on its two perfect cut back levels, in conjunction with Peugeot's Grip Keep watch over off-road complex traction control system. Emergency town braking also now makes an appearance at thefeatures list, as does a self-park serve as and two new external colours.
GT Line trim now sits at the fine quality acting as the sporty option with more competitive styling, and Peugeot's shown 129bhp turbocharged three-cylinder Puretech petrol engine is to be had on the 2008 for the primary time. It is this engine in the aforementioned GT Line trim we arethat specialize in here.
It's no secret, this SUV boom - quite a few other manufacturers have noticed. As such, the 2008 still wishes to tempt investorsclear of a wide spectrum of opponentscorresponding to Renault's Captur and Nissan's Juke.
SEAT Leon ST 2.0 TDI 150 FR Price: £23,350
The Leon ST has the similar diesel fuel engine as the Octavia, but it’s a racier selection with its sharper looks and sportier handling. While it emits more CO2, the 112g/km output is equivalent to the new Astra’s, which puts company car tax on a par.
Verdict Skoda Octavia Estate 2.0 TDI 150 SE L DSGPeugeot 308 SW 2.0 HDi 150 Allure EAT6Vauxhall Astra ST 1.6 CDTi BiTurbo SRi NavOn-the-road price/total as tested£24,980/£24,980£24,365/£24,365£23,385/£24,935Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000)£10,916/43.7%£9,113/37.4%£8,699/37.2%Depreciation£14,064£15,252£14,686Annual tax liability std/higher rate£1,147/£2,293£1,021/£2,042£1,027/£2,053Annual gaspayment (12k/20k miles)£1,242/£2,070£1,258/£2,096£1,201/£2,001Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost21/£662/B/£2025/£695/B/£2020/£481/C/£30Servicing costs£279 (2yrs)£13pm (3yrs/35k)£570 (3yrs) Length/wheelbase4,659/2,686mm4,585/2,730mm4,702/2,662mmHeight/width1,465/1,814mm1,472/1,863mm1,510/1,809mmEngine4cyl in-line/1,968cc4cyl in-line/1,997cc4cyl in-line/1,598cc Top power 148/3,500 bhp/rpm148/4,000 bhp/rpm158/4,000 bhp/rpmPeak torque 340/1,750 Nm/rpm370/2,000 Nm/rpm350/1,500 Nm/rpmTransmission 6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwdFuel tank capacity/spare wheel50 litres/£10053 litres/space-saver48 litres/repair kitBoot capacity (seats up/down) 610/1,740 litres660/1,775 litres540/1,630 litresKerbweight/payload/towing weight1,299/645/1,600kg1,420/580/1,400kg1,435/550/1,700kgTurning circle10.4 metres10.8 metres11.1 metres Fundamentalguaranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (60,000)/1yr3yrs (unltd)/1yr3yrs (60,000)/1yr Provider intervals/UK dealersVariable/13520,000 miles (1yr)/30020,000 miles (1yr)/404 Driving force Power manufacturer/dealer pos.3rd/7th^17th/5th^25th/19th^Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./points93/86/66/5 (2013)92/79/64/5 (2013)86/84/83/5 (2015) 0-60/30-70mph7.9/7.3 secs8.4/8.1 secs8.2/7.2 secs30-50mph in 3rd/4th 3.1/4.9 secs3.4/4.7 secs3.3/4.4 secs50-70mph in 5th/6th 6.6/9.2 secs6.4/8.8 secs5.4/6.8 secsTop speed/rpm at 70mph 132mph/1,900rpm135mph/1,800rpm137mph/2,000rpmBraking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 44.9/30.6/10.1m42.1/29.9/9.2m49.3/32.6/9.6mNoise degrees outside/idle/30/70mph65/49/61/67dB69/47/62/70dB66/44/60/67dBAuto Explicit econ (miles/mpg)/range46.7/10.3/514 miles46.1/10.1/537 miles48.3/10.6/510 miles Government urban/extra-urban/combined 55.4/76.6/64.2mpg56.5/76.3/67.34mpg54.3/76.3/67.3mpgGovt urban/extra-urban/combined 12.2/15.5/14.1mpl12.4/16.8/14.8mpl11.9/16.8/14.8mplActual/claimed CO2/tax bracket162/115g/km/23%164/109g/km/21%157/112g/km/22% Airbags/Isofix/park sensors/cameraSeven/yes/rear/£300Six/yes/yes/£200Six/y/£450/£595^^Auto gearbox/AEB^/cruise keep watch over Yes/yes/yesYes/£450/yesNo/yes/yes Weather control/leather/heated seatsYes/£675/£250Yes/£1,500/£1,500**£395/no/£345 Steel paint/xenons/power tailgate£535/£1,120/£400£525/LED/no£545/£995 (LED)/£745Sat-nav/USB/DAB radio/BluetoothYes/yes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes/yes
French automobile maker believes electrified racing will spice up rate of building in street car technology
The example you spot here won two staying power races: the Petit Le Mans at Avenue Atlanta in 2009 and the thousand-kilometer race at Algarve in 2010. It got here a close 2nd to the Audi R10 TDI at Le Mans in '08. Had it crossed the end line at Los angeles Sarthe just ahead, it can take made Peugeot the sole team to overcome Audi there two consecutive year. It'd cause also catapulted itself above Audi's sister corporations Bentley and Porsche, and made Jacques Villeneuve in the procedurethe primarydriving force to win the elusive Triple Crown of Motorsport since Graham Hill.
Unfortunately, Peugeot close down its Le Mans program in 2012. Yet its loss may smartly be your gain. Chassis number 908-05 is headed for the auction block. RM Sotheby's has it consigned for its upcoming sale in Monaco on May 14. Pre-sale estimates worth IT at $1.4-1.8 million which is a largebite of alternate by any account, but or not it's still an excellent bit not up to the $2.3 million Aston Martin fees for the Vulcan, the $2.7 million Ferrari rates for the FXX K, or the $3 million sticky labelat the McLaren P1 GTR.
France's Overall Directorate for Festival Policy, Client Affairs and Fraud Keep an eye on orchestrated the raid. Additionalmain points were no longerin an instant available, yet PSA says its BlueHDi generation that employs an after-treatment device is effective, and that it's been in use in all the manufacturer's Euro 6 trucks since past due 2013.
A equivalent raid came about at Mitsubishi's Japan offices previous this week, following the within track of gas economy falsification on Mitsubishi town cars. Meanwhile, Volkswagen reached a tentative agreement with US authorities referring to its use of defeat gadgets in some of its diesel powered cars.
Also, a new eight-inch tablet-style touchscreen will sit in the centre of the 3008’s dash. In its place of the present fiddly touch-sensitive buttons, seven physical buttons are covered up on the centre stack to replace between the likes of weather control, radio, driver-assist systems and sat-nav. The latter is now a completethree-D set-up appearingstructures and landmarks, with pinch to zoom functionality. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity are supported, too.
Forthcoming 3008 to get newest infotainment devicethat provides more customisation, simplified controls and driving force profiles
Related content It’s the interior of the new AudiTT! Peugeot unveils the HX1concept Peugeot 2008revealed New: Peugeot2008 It’s the similarconcept as in the 208, 2008 and 308. Peugeot calls it the i-Cockpit. Some other folksto find they at all times take the rim reducing their view of the speedo, but Peugeot is unrepentant and says that most exacthomeowners love it. The message, then, is if it doesn’t suit you, shop elsewhere.
The driving force display, all 12.3 inches of it, has several configurable featuresdependent onthe informationyou want to have to see, in addition your flavor for colours. The central screen is an eight-incher on middle- and top-price versions, smaller on the base models.
And this central screen doesn’t dependonly on touch. A row of top quality brushed-chromed hardware buttons sits below it. Those are used to replace between the foremostpurposes – phone, nav, stereo, air con and so on. This reduces the desire for menu-diving.