Peugeot 2008 holds its ground against crossover rivals

Thanks to considerable support from families looking for a stylish, compact crossover and buyers who want the rugged style of an SUV combined with the practicality of a supermini, the Peugeot 2008 has proved itself to be a huge success.

While quirkier styling is on offer from competitors such as the Nissan Juke, the 2008 offers classically sleek contours, its smooth roofline inspired by the Peugeot RCZ Coupé. The model's floating grille and signature headlights ensure it stands out on the road, while the lower 60cm boot lip at the rear makes for easy access when loading.

Inside the cabin there's plenty of space on offer, allowing driver and passengers to travel in comfort. There's also considerable room for luggage in the boot. With the rear seats raised the 2008 has 360 litres of space available – that compares with 285 litres for the 208 supermini on which the model is based. It's also more than the 352 litres on offer with the Nissan Juke. Lower the 60/40 split rear seats to create a flat load area of 1,194 litres. Additional hidden storage can also be found around the spare wheel, making the 2008 even more flexible when carrying large loads.

The availability of advanced technology features are a major selling point, and in this respect the 2008 also compares favourably with its rivals. A seven-inch multifunction colour touchscreen makes it simple to adjust the model's entertainment and optional satellite navigation settings. Bluetooth® and USB connectivity mean easy access to smartphone content, while a range of Peugeot Connect Apps help you to stay connected with the outside world. Innovative technology such as the 2008's optional Park Assist feature also helps to make everyday driving much simpler.

Running costs are a major concern for SUV buyers, and families in particular, and the 2008 responds by using innovative powertrain technology to improve the SUV's efficiency. Just like the 208, the SUV boasts a range of Euro 6-compliant engines. The availability of eHDi start/stop technology helps keep CO2 emissions as low as 95g/km, while the 1.6-litre BlueHDi powerplant is able to return an impressive 78.5mpg combined, meaning less pressure on the family finances and less time spent at the pumps.

In comparison, the Renault Captur's 1.5-litre diesel, the most economical option in the range, is able to return up to 76.4mpg, while also keeping CO2 emissions to 95g/km. Compared to the Ford EcoBoost the Peugeot 2008 is considerably more efficient. The Ford's 1.5-litre diesel powerplant is the most economical option, capable of returning 64.2mpg while keeping CO2 emissions down to 115g/km.

Get more information on the Peugeot 2008 Crossover by contacting a member of the team at Yeomans Peugeot today. Make use of the online contact form to book a test drive, call the Worthing showroom on 01903 255602 or contact the Hastings site on 01424 237105.

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