The Peugeot 2008 is the brand’s small crossover that rivals the Honda HR-V, Subaru XV, and Mitsubishi ASX. Almost 2 years after its global launch, the Peugeot 2008 is finally here in our shores.
The Peugeot 2008 is based on the Peugeot 208’s platform, appropriately placing it against the Jazz based HR-V, and also the ASX and Subaru XV. The Peugeot 2008 is a stylish small crossover that is instantly recognizable as a Peugeot. Being based on the 208, which also spawns the GTI variant, the Peugeot 2008 not only promises to be a comfortable crossover, it also promises to be a hoot to drive in the bends.
While the exterior dimensions are definitely small, the interior is actually decently space, which is aided by a full glass roof that stretches all the way back. It does not open though, but at night, it’s still a delight to have one for your passengers to stargaze, or in the rainy season’s case, rain-gazing.
Powering the Peugeot 2008 is a 1.6 liter petrol engine that produces 120 hp and 160 Nm of torque. While it does not sound like a lot of horsepower and torque, the figures are rather adequate for this type of vehicle. Power is sent only through a 4-Speed Automatic.
The Peugeot 2008, with only one variant at P1,390,000, is well-equipped for the price. Aside from the glass roof I mentioned, the Peugeot 2008 also comes with a touchscreen system with Bluetooth Audio and Telephone, plus a USB port. Of note is the lack of a CD player because, well the CD is soon following the demise of the VHS and Cassette Tape it seems. Other goodies include a dual-zone climate control, chilled glovebox for your six pack, six speaker audio, leather seats, and cruise control.