Several pictures of the redesigned Peugeot 2008 have surfaced online. Posted on the WorldScoop forum, the images reveal a stylish crossover that is heavily influenced by the new 208.
Starting up front, the new 2008 has a prominent grille flanked by sweptback headlights. Further below, we can see vertical daytime running lights and a wide lower air intake which resides above a silver or metallic accent.
The sporty styling continues further back as the model has pronounced wheel arches, distinctive bodywork and plastic body cladding. We can also see a rakish windscreen, a sloping roof and a dynamic beltline.
The rear end is a tad plain in comparison as it features a large plastic bumper and a relatively upright tailgate. Other notable features include slender taillights and a spoiler that wraps around the rear window.
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The exterior styling is phenomenal and thankfully it carries over to the cabin. Drivers sit behind a distinctive two-spoke steering wheel and find themselves looking at a digital instrument cluster. To their right is a floating infotainment system which hovers above angular air vents and toggle switches with metallic surrounds, while there’s also a two-tier dashboard and gloss black trim.
Peugeot hasn’t said much about the second-gen 2008, but it will ride on the Compact Modular Platform and likely feature an assortment of engines sourced from the 208. Nothing is official, but the model should use a turbocharged 1.2-liter three-cylinder with outputs of 99 hp (74 kW / 100 PS) and 128 hp (96 kW / 130 PS), as well as a 1.5-liter four-cylinder diesel with 99 hp (74 kW / 100 PS).
In all likelihood, there will also be an electric variant based on the e-CMP platform. Like the e-208, it is expected to have a 50 kWh battery which powers an electric motor that develops 134 hp (100 kW / 136 PS) and 192 lb-ft (260 Nm) of torque. This setup enables the hatchback to travel up to 211 miles (340 km) on electricity alone, according to the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure.
Thanks to Jean-Philippe for the tip!