The Peugeot 2008 is the latest mini-suv, and a rival to the likes of the Nissan Juke and Renault Captur. found out more.
itself with more authority than its hatchback sibling. There’s no four-wheel drive system churning away beneath the 2008’s chunky exterior, but it can lay claim to at least a modest off-road capability. It is offered with Grip Control, the electronic system that first appeared on the 3008 and gives a number of traction modes to deal with varying conditions. But there’s nothing to intimidate once you climb aboard the 2008. The cabin that greets you is largely carried over from the 208 hatchback, although there are trim packs that give a bit of extra sparkle including LED strip lighting, smarter seat fabrics and a panoramic glass roof. The 2008 also inherits the 208’s unusual trait of viewing the dials over the top of the smallerthan-usual wheel rather than through it – but a bit of time behind the wheel quickly gets you used to the idea. Under the bonnet there’s a choice of five engines, but unsurprisingly in a car like this with a practical bent, it is the diesels that offer the best compromise. Perhaps most importantly of all for the 2008, it offers a useful increase in space over the regular hatch. There are 360 litres with the seats up and 1,194 with them folded, including a useful 22 litres under the floor.