Peugeot introduced an all-new 208 hatchback not so long ago. Since it got a totally new guise based on the automaker’s latest design language, the compact-sized model looks really attractive, don’t you think? However, taking into account the latest trends in North America, we can guarantee you that the hot hatch stays outside of the U.S. bounds for now. Things will be totally different for its high-riding sibling though. Yes, the French carmaker revealed the completely redesigned 2020 Peugeot 2008 subcompact crossover in Europe. Reportedly, the funky SUV will become Peugeot’s first model available in the United States. Still, don’t hold your breath now, because the model isn’t going to hit dealerships at least another two years.
Anyway, the 2020 Peugeot 2008 comes redesigned from the ground up and that’s evident at first glance. The crossover gets an eye-catching front-end styling that combines oversized headlights with a large grille, as well as an attractive front bumper that comes as a cherry on the top. Of course, these days the popular floating roof is present at the top. Moreover, potential buyers can pick an optional two-tone roof finishing. Lower sides of the crossover reveal a true art of angles. Yes, we love these angular lines on the flanks. The automaker keeps things simple in the rear. There’s a pair of horizontal taillights that sit right below the rear glass and that’s pretty much everything worth of mentioning.
Inside, the subcompact SUV hosts two pretty large screens. One of the displays is in charge of the car’s instrument cluster; this one gets pretty interesting 3D-effect. The other display connects the driver with infotainment that gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. The cabin of the 2020 Peugeot 2008 is made with love without any doubt. The carmaker used a range of various materials inside, so you are able to find faux carbon fiber, gloss-black plastic, soft-touch accents, and microsuede. It also hosts a range of safety kit including brake assist with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, and a driver attention monitor.
The bold-looking SUV rides on a new platform. The CMP architecture supports the latest technologies including electricity, so it’s not any wonder at all that potential buyers can get a 2020 Peugeot 2008 EV. The electric crossover uses just one motor that feeds front wheels with 136 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque. The electric motor is hooked to a 50-kWh battery that provides almost 200 miles of driving before recharging. The company will offer a 100-kilowatt fast charger that will recover 80 percent of the battery in just 30 minutes.
Of course, the crossover will come paired with several conventional engine options. More precisely, gas options will be limited to a 1.2-liter PureTech three-cylinder unit available with 100, 130, or 155 hp. On the other hand, the oil-burner uses a 1.5-liter four-cylinder BlueHDI is available with 100- and 130 horsepower. The engines are fitted with a 6-speed manual and 8-speed automatic transmission options.