THE PEUGEOT 2008 supermini-crossover will go on sale with a starting price of £12,995 on the road, the company has confirmed.
The stylish new car will hit showrooms on July 18 with four trim levels: Access+, Active, Allure and Feline; a structure that mirrors the 208 with which the taller car shares a platform.
Although the full pricing structure is yet to be confirmed, Peugeot insiders say that it the 2008 will be less than £1,000 more expensive than an equivalent specification 208.
Six engines will be made available, with six alloy wheel styles, seven “trim environments”, eight exterior colours and 18 additional options,
Also confirmed is a model that will emit 98g/km of CO2, which will currently qualify for ongoing free road tax, but will not grant exemption from the London Congestion Charge, for which new rules come into force on July 1 placing the eligibility threshold at 75g/km.
This most efficient 2008 will be capable of averaging over 74mpg, according to the standard EU tests. Also available will be the firm’s latest and excellent three-cylinder small-capacity petrol engines and the traction-boosting Grip Control system, which is to be standard on most Allure and Feline cars.