peugeot 2008: the perfect blend of versatility, sophistication and outstanding grip for autumn, winter and beyond

Thursday, 13 August 2015

  • Strong demand for 65-plate compact Crossover expected from 1st September
  • PEUGEOT 2008 brings new sophistication to the market, with contemporary design flair and versatile interior
  • Grip Control standard on selected models, offering enhanced traction

Customer demand for ‘a car for all seasons’ means Compact Crossover sales continue to rise in the UK. Buy a brand new 65-registration PEUGEOT 2008 from next month and get the perfect mix of practicality and desirability. Furthermore, choose a model with the brand’s acclaimed Grip Control technology and it will provide exceptional performance all year round, whatever the weather.

More than 30,000 UK customers have bought a PEUGEOT 2008 since its showroom launch two years ago. Expected to be popular with September new car buyers is the 2008 Urban Cross special edition, featuring Grip Control as standard. This system uses electronic driver aids, coupled with special tyres, to offer drivers greater traction.

Based on Allure trim level, the Urban Cross includes: rear Parking Aid, unique Urban Cross badging, side decals and electric, heated and folding door mirrors. It’s priced from just £16,495 OTR.

Standard on every PEUGEOT 2008 is an athletic design, engaging driving experience, high levels of equipment, comfort and outstanding quality in materials and finish. A choice of eight striking interior trims and five different alloy wheels are available.

Bringing a new level of innovation to the Crossover, it combines PEUGEOT’s expertise from two sectors – the smart design and versatile packaging of the 3008 Crossover and the small car performance of the 208 Supermini.

With a characterful presence, the PEUGEOT 2008 is intended for young city-dwellers who love the urban environment, but also enjoy escaping it! Power comes from the latest generation of efficient PEUGEOT BlueHDi diesel and award-winning, ‘Engine of the Year’ three-cylinder PureTech petrol engines. CO2 emissions are as low as 95g/km, while combined cycle fuel economy is as high as 78.5mpg.

The interior of the PEUGEOT 2008 provides the driver and passengers with a spacious and flexible cabin, with a cockpit-style instrument panel and aircraft-type handbrake. A smart satin chrome finish to the air vents, handbrake lever, steering wheel, gear lever and touch-screen trims all create a genuinely premium feel.

Folding the 60:40 split rear bench increases the boot volume from 360 to 1,194 litres. One press of the button at the top of the rear seat back is all it takes to fold the seat, as the base cushion retracts automatically. The wide tailgate and low loading lip – just 60cm off the ground – allows exceptional ease of use.

Priced from just £13,195, the PEUGEOT 2008 is available to buy using the brand’s innovative ‘Just Add FuelTM’ finance package. Combining all motoring costs into a single monthly payment, the PEUGEOT 2008 Active PureTech 1.2-litre 82bhp is available for £199pcm, over 36 months, following a deposit of £2,080 (4.9% APR).


The PEUGEOT brand can trace its roots back to 1810. It was in 1889 that it began producing automobiles. Since then, over 65 million vehicles have been produced. Demonstrated through its Brand signature ‘Motion & Emotion’, PEUGEOT is present in 160 countries, has 10,000 franchised Dealers and is recognised for the quality and design excellence of its products.


The UK is the 3rd largest market for PEUGEOT with its UK Headquarters located in Coventry. The UK car line-up includes the 108, 208, 308, 508, 2008, 3008, 5008 and RCZ, supplemented by people-carriers and four-van range. The 208 is the best-selling PEUGEOT and the Partner the best-selling van in the UK.


Andrew Didlick, Director Communications, Events & Brand Partnerships
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Kevin Jones, Head of Communications, Peugeot UK
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Louise Dowling, PR Manager, Peugeot UK
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Kerry Livesey, Press Officer, Peugeot UK
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Craig Morrow, Press Fleet Officer
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