The New Peugeot 2008
The New Peugeot 2008 is a compact SUV that competes with strong competition in the form of the Citroen C4 Cactus, Renault Captur, Kia Soul and Nissan Juke. All of these front-wheel drive cars offer an SUV-like stance, urban-appropriate supermini dimensions, and low running and purchase costs.
The 2008 is a family-friendly SUV, a tall, The New Peugeot 2008 supermini-based, four-metre-long entrant into an increasingly crowded market. Like most of its rivals, it’s a typically straightforward piece of engineering. While considerably more meat has been added, the platform beneath the taller car is the same as the one that underpins The New Peugeot 2008; there’s no four-wheel drive option to drastically alter the similarities. Overall the The New Peugeot 2008 might be a heavier car, but it is more practical than the supermini on which its based.
One area the The New Peugeot 2008 could improve on is safety. While the car earned a five-star Euro NCAP rating when it was launched in 2013, it wouldn’t get the same score in today’s more stringent crash tests. Still, the crossover is equipped with six airbags, plus the switchable traction control improves the car’s ability in slippery conditions. It’s also available with autonomous emergency braking for £250.
Models with the Grip Control system tailor the front-wheel-drive transmission to suit different road types and weather conditions; this is a useful safety feature on slippery surfaces.
Peugeot’s warranty applies for three years/60,000 miles, which is the industry standard. However, some rival brands do offer more generous cover, including Renault (four years), Toyota(five years), Hyundai (five years) and Kia (seven years).
That said, it is possible to extend the standard warranty on the 2008 at extra cost.
Most models in The New Peugeot 2008 range have service intervals of 12,500 miles, which is about average for this type of car. But you’ll still need to have a check-up carried out at least once a year to keep the warranty intact. Servicing plans are available to spread the cost on a month-by-month basis.
If you’re financing your car through Peugeot, it offers a popular programme called ‘Just Add Fuel’, which is a single monthly payment that covers all motoring costs such as routine servicing (but not wear parts, like brakes and tyres), road tax, breakdown cover and even comprehensive insurance (provided you’re over a certain age, have held a licence for at least two years and already have two years’ no claims discount). This runs over three years, and means you don’t have to think about any of the above items.
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