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Peugeot 2008 a desirable choice for new car buyers

Peugeot 2008 a desirable choice for new car buyers

Demand for 'a car for all seasons' means compact crossover sales continue to rocket in the UK.

One of those cars is the Peugeot 2008, offering the perfect mix of practicality and desirability in one package. Customers also have the option of choosing a model with Peugeot's Grip Control technology, keeping passengers safe on the road all year round, whatever the weather.

More than 30,000 UK customers have bought a 2008 since its launch two years ago. Expected to be popular with September new car buyers is the 2008 Urban Cross special edition, featuring Grip Control as standard. This system uses electronic driver aids, coupled with special tyres, to offer drivers greater traction.

Bringing a new level of innovation to the crossover segment, it combines the brand's expertise from two sectors  the smart design and versatile packaging of the 3008 crossover and the small car performance of the 208 Supermini.

Based on Allure trim level, the Urban Cross includes rear Parking Aid, unique Urban Cross badging, side decals and electric, heated and folding door mirrors. Standard on every 2008 is an athletic design, engaging driving experience, high levels of equipment and outstanding quality in materials and finish. A choice of eight striking interior trims and five different alloy wheels are also available.

Power comes from the latest generation of efficient Peugeot BlueHDi diesel and the 'Engine of the Year' three-cylinder PureTech petrol engines. CO2 emissions are as low as 95g/km, while combined cycle fuel economy is as high as 78.5mpg.

Meanwhile inside, the 2008 offers a spacious and flexible cabin, with a cockpit-style instrument panel and aircraft-type handbrake, as well as boasting a large boot space, which can be extended to 1,194-litre. One press of the button is all it takes to fold the rear seat. The wide tailgate and low loading lip  just 60cm off the ground  means loading up is simple and stress-free.