Peugeot Philippines has finally launched its fourth automobile, effectively completing its lineup for this year. The 2022 Peugeot 2008 forms the triumvirate of the French automaker’s core crossover SUV lineup, and it comes just a few months after launching the facelifted versions of the 3008 and 5008, along with the return of the Traveller premium MPV.
Completely new from the ground up, the 2022 Peugeot 2008 wears the brand’s newest corporate design language. This includes a set of LED headlights with fang-like vertical LED daytime running lights, a frameless grille, and distinctive styling lines that make it one of the most stylish subcompact crossover SUVs out there. Thanks to its new Compact Modular Platform (CMP) the all-new 2008 is 140 mm longer than its predecessor, and the longer proportions have given the designers a bigger canvas to work on. At the rear, the 2008 comes with Peugeot’s signature claw-like LED taillights which are presented in a clear lens, and look completely transparent when the vehicle isn’t turned on.
Inside, the 2022 Peugeot 2008 adopts the brand’s latest i-Cockpit design, which is characterized by a 10-inch digital gauge cluster, a 7-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a stylish layout that has become a signature of Peugeot’s newest vehicles. Materials are expectedly top-notch for its segment, plus this sole variant comes with leatherette seats as well.
Powering the 2008 is a 1.2-liter PureTech three-cylinder turbo gasoline engine that produces 130 hp and 230 Nm of torque. This is sent to the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission.
As for safety, the 2022 Peugeot 2008 comes generously equipped with a number of advanced driver-assistance tech that range from automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, blind spot warning, and front and rear parking sensors. This comes on top of six airbags, electronic stability control, and a reverse camera.
The 2022 Peugeot 2008 will make its first public appearance at the upcoming 2022 Manila International Auto Show from April 7 to 10, 2022. If you’re interested in one, the 2008 is now in all Peugeot dealers nationwide with a price tag of P1,550,000.