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Peugeot 2008 Review

Peugeot 2008 Review

Lucky Motors Corporation’s lucky charm, Kia Sportage has posted remarkable sales figures year after year. Now the question is, will this luck rub off on another offering from Lucky Motors – Peugeot 2008.

Peugeot 2008: Launch Date 

Peugeot 2008 has finally made its first locally assembled unit. This is indeed great news for those anxiously waiting for its launch. And while no official launch date is confirmed, it can be speculated that it could be January 20-25, 2022.

Peugeot 2008 Price in Pakistan

Once again, there is no official word on it but expect the price between Rs.4.5-5.2 million. It could have been slightly less than this, but after the passing of the latest mini budget, in which taxes and duties have been raised on locally manufactured vehicles, its price is going to be higher than initially expected. 

Read more here: The Finance (Supplementary) Bill 2021 “mini budget” is finally here

Peugeot 2008 Interior

The interior of Peugeot 2008 features:

  • Smart key entry
  • Cruise control
  • Push start button
  • 7-inch floating infotainment touchscreen that also displays driving aid signs, speed and safety warnings in the form of hologram
  • Single-zone auto climate control
  • Spacious interior
  • 3D I-cockpit
  • Intuitive driving position
  • Configurable head-up instrument panel
  • Compact steering wheel
  • Driving modes

Peugeot 2008 Exterior

These features make Peugeot 2008’s exterior so awesome:

  • 3-claw full LED headlights and LED DRLs
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Aerodynamic athletic physique
  • Sculpted side panels
  • Large chrome grille
  • Signature rear LED headlights

Peugeot 2008 Engine & Transmission

This compact SUVs engine is:

  • 1200 cc MPI turbo
  • 130 hp horsepower
  • 230 N.m torque
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Front wheel drive (FWD)

Note:

Peugeot has announced a single engine variant for the upcoming 2008 model in Pakistan, but there’s an image showing a hybrid LCD meter on the official website of the Lucky Motors Corporation. On top of that, there’s a statement on its site, “equipped with efficient petrol engines in order to meet the demands of professionals.” Considering the contradictory references, it’s possible that the Peugeot might launch multiple engine variants, including the hybrid one in Pakistan. 

Peugeot 2008 Safety Features

For your optimal safety while riding, Peugeot 2008 offers you:

  • Blind spot detection
  • Hill assist
  • Electronic stability program
  • Active lane keeping assistance
  • High beam assist
  • Rear view camera
  • Front + Rear parking sensors
  • Anti-Lock braking system (ABS)
  • Road sign & speed limit recognition and recommendation

Comparison: Peugeot 2008 Vs Hyundai Tucson Vs KIA Sportage

SpecificationsPeugeot 2008Hyundai Tucson KIA Sportage
Fuel Tank Capacity44L62 L62 L
Displacement1200 cc1999 cc1999 cc
Horse Power130 Hp@rpm155 Hp@rpm155 Hp@rpm
Torque230 Nm@rpm196 Nm@rpm196 Nm@rpm
TransmissionAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Gear/speeds666
No. of Cylinders444
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

Bottom line: Should you consider buying this SUV?

While there is no direct comparison between Peugeot 2008 with Sportage and Tucson due to its smaller engine displacement, however it will be compared with these two because of:

  • Its compact SUV shape
  • Competitive price

Despite its smaller engine, Peugeot packs the punch. With a 1,200cc engine, it produces 230 N m of torque which is far higher than the other two. Therefore, if you are looking for a faster SUV, think of the Peugeot 2008. Price wise, it is also likely to be on the cheaper side. This should help boost its sales. However, there will be other factors that will determine its local sales like availability of auto parts, network of dealerships, etc. With Lucky Motors Corporation behind this new entrant, Peugeot should have a smooth sailing in Pakistan. 

Which SUV inspires you the most? If you were to choose between the three, which one would you go with and why? 

2 responses to “Peugeot 2008 Review”

  1. Looks a smart vehicle.i am satisfied with a local suv under the umbrella of lucky.when will the booking start and tentative time line to see it phsicaly.

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