New Peugeot e-2008 facelift boasts striking design and more range
Peugeot has revealed an updated version of its electric 2008 SUV, now with a 252-mile range
The Peugeot e-2008 has received a major facelift for 2023, with the new car sporting a revised exterior design, updated technology and – perhaps most importantly – a bigger battery for a longer electric range.
Most noticeable at first glance is the e-2008’s new front-end design, which now features three vertical ‘lion’s claw’ LED daytime running lights. The front grille now also displays Peugeot’s new shield-like emblem and now flows directly into the headlights.
Speaking of Peugeot’s new logo, this is curiously absent from the rear of the new e-2008; in its place there’s a much larger font for the “PEUGEOT '' script emblazoned across the bootlid. All of this is topped-off by a tweaked set of LED taillights, as well as new alloy wheel designs that range from 16-18 inches in diameter.
On the inside, not a huge amount has changed; the e-2008 already has one of the most futuristic-feeling cabins in its class. All cars now come with the larger 10-inch touchscreen as standard, while Peugeot’s virtual cockpit gets a refashioned look and can once again be specified with a ‘3D’ effect.
For some buyers, the biggest draw for the facelifted Peugeot e-2008 will be its larger battery, which has increased in capacity from 50kWh to 54kW. This is the same battery pack that’s fitted to the new Jeep Avenger, with the Peugeot’s range boosted to a maximum of 252 miles (WLTP) from the outgoing model’s 214-mile official figure.
Power also sees a hike thanks to a new 154bhp electric motor; Peugeot is yet to release any performance figures, but expect the facelifted car’s 0-62mph time to match its predecessor’s due to the added weight of the larger battery. Maximum DC rapid charging speeds are unchanged at 100kW, meaning a 0-80% charge is possible in as little as 30 minutes.
Peugeot says the new e-2008 will go on sale in the summer, but remains secretive regarding how much it’ll cost. As is the case with most things nowadays, you can expect a small uplift over the current car’s £35,900 starting price. There will be three trim levels to choose from: Active, Allure and GT.
The launch of the facelifted e-2008 is likely to be soon followed by an updated version of the e-208 supermini, as well as the Vauxhall Corsa Electric with which the Peugeot SUV shares many of its parts.
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