The restyled 2008 version benefits from the updated grille, more verticals and center emblem, but also fender extenders and new body colors.
The taillights adopt a new LED light signature featuring the three lion’s claws.
Inside, new upholstery and equipment appear, such as the Active City Brake, the rear camera and the new version of the Mirror Screen. GT Line termination is added to the top of the range.
2008 uses a 208 platform and a wheelbase of 2,538 m. With a length of 4.15 meters, it directly rivals the Captur and also the Opel Mokka, the Fiat 500X …
It also restores its cousin’s engine blocks: in gasoline, from 2016, 1.2 liters in 3 powers (82, 110 and 130 hp) and diesel 1.6 liter BlueHDi with 75 hp (discontinued at the end of 2017), 1.5 liter BlueHDi mechanical gearbox 100 hp and 120 hp with EAT6 gearbox.
As for the finishes, you have the choice between Access, Active, Allure and the GT-Line plus Crossway which replaces the Féline and adds grip control (the enhanced traction system that has several modes: sand, snow, etc.).
Prefer the ending that looks good
The entry-level access version is heavily stripped down; Inside, there is no touch screen for navigation, air conditioning is optional, as is the radio (there is only a radio ready).
Fortunately, Peugeot does not cut corners on safety and in this respect the 2008 base version is filled with: ABS, AFU, ESP … Then the Active comes with an i-Cockpit look with a ‘7’ touch screen with Bluetooth, a leather steering wheel and manual air conditioning .
Allure adds dual-zone automatic air conditioning, a height-adjustable front passenger seat plus mirror screen, and rear park assist.
Good reception of passengers
With a leg extension of 14 cm compared to the 208, the 2008 model offers more room on board, in particular in the rear seats with an additional 3 cm of legroom; The trunk, very square, is roomy with a 410 dm3 that maxes out at 1,400 liters once the 2008 was converted into a station wagon.
However, the seat lowering seat was abandoned to receive the folded backrest, thus obtaining a very flat floor. There is also no sliding seat unlike the Captur.
2008 is generally considered reliable, but some serious problems have arisen in one form or another; The 1.2 liter Puretech (110 and 130 hp) had trouble with wear and breakage in the distribution.
The replacement period for the latter has been reduced to 100,000 km / 6 years. Regarding the diesel engine, the 1.5-liter BlueHDi sometimes encounters annoying distribution problems as well as distortion of the AdBlue tank.
There have been some computer errors and the front seat height adjustment control is known to be fragile.
The right choice in essence
Almost 90% of ads are made by professionals; One third is for gasoline engines. Boolean since 2008 is the urban SUV.
82 hp is a bit cramped on the road. 110 and 130 hp are very present; It gains 110 hp in consumption but 130 hp has more active times. Both are available with a well-adapted automatic gearbox and are very present in advertisements.
For diesel, we can prefer 120 hp and an automatic gearbox. For finishes prefer well-fitted versions of Allure; If you live in a mountainous area, the Crossway and its Grip Control may be a good option.
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