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Peugeot has revealed an all-new version of its 2008 SUV, and simultaneously debuted an electric version, dubbed the e-2008.

The French manufacturer has confirmed that petrol, diesel and EV versions of the 2008 will be available.

The petrol line-up will consist of three petrol options, all of which will be 1.2-litre engines. There are 99, 128 and 153bhp variants on offer. Just one 99bhp, 1.5-litre diesel option is available.

Meanwhile, the e-2008 features a 136bhp electric motor with a range of up to 193 miles. It is rapid charger compatible, and will charge to 80 per cent in just 30 minutes.

Elsewhere, the 2008 dips into the world of autonomy for the first time, with a semi-autonomous ‘drive assist’ mode available. It also features an automatic parking system, emergency braking assist and automatically-dipping headlights.

Unlike some other EVs, the e-208 won’t suffer in the practicality stakes relative to its conventionally-powered counterparts; a 360-litre boot capacity is standard across all powertrains.

The base Active trim level will be joined the more luxurious Allure spec, as well as sporting GT Line and GT options.

This news comes just months after the launch of the 208 supermini and its EV counterpart; the 2008 SUV is based on the 208’s platform, and so a lot of carryover will be evident between the pair.

The new 2008 and e-2008 are both expected in early 2020.

The outgoing 2008 is a good option in the compact SUV market; check out the latest deals for the Peugeot 2008 on Motors.co.uk.

Ted Welford

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June 19, 2019

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