Order books open for Peugeot’s first-ever electric SUV
Peugeot has opened order books for the new 2008, including the e-2008 marked out as its first-ever electric SUV.
Revealed this spring and due in early 2020, the e-2008 is powered by a 136hp electric motor and 50kWh battery. It’s capable of supporting 100kW rapid charging technology, giving an 80% charge in 30 minutes, while a full charge using conventional 7.4kW and 11kW fast chargers will take between 7.5 hours and five hours.
Part of Peugeot’s commitment to having electrified variants across its entire model line-up by 2023 – including the e-208 already on sale – the e-2008 is priced from £28,150, with deliveries starting from late April 2020 while prices for the 2008 SUV, which offers four PureTech petrol engines and a BlueHDi diesel engine, start at £20,150 with deliveries commencing in February 2020.
On-board tech includes the Peugeot 3D i-Cockpit, featuring a compact multifunction steering wheel, configurable 3D instrument panel display, either a 7- or 10-inch HD colour touchscreen (according to version) and seven gloss black toggle ‘piano switches. Mirror Screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration is standard across all versions, and Connected 3D Navigation and Full Park Assist are both available from GT Line.
Safety technologies include speed limit recognition & recommendation, driver attention warning, lane keeping technologies and programmable cruise control with speed limiter.