The Peu­geot 2008 is the lat­est mini-suv, and a ri­val to the likes of the Nis­san Juke and Re­nault Cap­tur. found out more.

Matt Joy

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Kent Business Update -

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.

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