Peugeot 2008 goes

more macho

Peugeot 2008, 2016, front
Peugeot 2008, 2016, grille
Peugeot 2008, 2016, side
Peugeot 2008, 2016, interior
Peugeot 2008, 2016, rear
Peugeot 2008 GT Line, 2016, front

SIX weeks after claiming victory in this year's Dakar Rally Peugeot is giving the everyday version of its 2008 crossover a more macho appeal.

While the 2008 DKR rally car is a purpose built off-road racer, the regular 2008 has been restyled with more pronounced wheel arches, a new grille and underbody protection.

There's also a new GT Line trim level which comes with black gloss alloys and black highlights in the trim as well as sporty upgrades inside such as metallic pedals, red stitching and red detailing in the head up display.

The new 2008 will have its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March and is arriving three years after the first models were introduced.

As before, the car will be available with Peugeot's Grip Control system which gives it a fair amount of off-road ability and added traction in poor road conditions.

The new 2008s will feature a range of five 1.2-litre PureTech petrol engines and three 1.6-litre BlueHDi diesels.

Emissions for the PureTech units range from 102 to 114g/km which equates to fuel economy of between 57.6 and 64.2. The BlueHDi engines, which have power outputs ranging from 72 to 120bhp, are more frugal and are rated at 76.3bhp with a CO2 figure as low as 96g/km.

Cargo capacity on the revised 2008 has also been increased slightly with an extra 22 litres of space available with boot space now ranging from 410 to 1,400 litres.

Full UK specifications, release date and pricing are still to be announced.

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