We explore the new Peugeot 2008 Special Edition and what is included...
The Peugeot 2008 Crossover Urban Cross is a special edition version of the manufacturer's best selling, crossover class, vehicle. It blends the robust, off-road, look of a 4x4 with the compact external proportions of a supermini. It is only slightly longer than the 208, in fact. The Urban Cross is distinguished via the: 17" Eridan Black alloy wheels, special badges and decals (stickers), black mirrors and branded scuff plates and mats. The interior has premium trim – that incorporates contrast stitching – plus a leather wheel and gear knob. The Urban Cross is also available with exclusive Emerald paintwork to ensure it stands out.
The Peugeot 2008 Crossover Urban Cross is available with petrol and diesel power. Both engines are teamed with 5-speed manual transmission, and front wheel drive. The 1.2-litre PureTech, 110 HP, petrol propels it to 62mph in 9.9 seconds. Top speed is 119mph. This power plant also averages 60.1mpg and emits carbon at a rate of 103g/km. Maximum torque is 205Nm at 1,500rpm. The 1.6-litre BlueHDi 100 HP diesel, in contrast, propels motorists to 62mph in 11.3 seconds and on to 112mph. It also produces 254Nm of torque at 1,750rpm, averages 76.3mpg and its tailpipe emissions total 97g/km.
The Peugeot 2008 Crossover Urban Cross incorporates grip control that is operated via a dial and optimises traction on slippery surfaces. Modes include: normal, sand, snow and mud, etc. Further traction comes courtesy of the snow/mud tyres. This trim also has a: speed limiter, rear parking aid, cruise control, electric front windows, touchscreen interface, air-conditioning, gear shift indicator, electric folding mirrors and tyre pressure sensors. Furthermore, the Peugeot 2008 range – rather than the Urban Cross trim specifically – has safety features such as the electronic stability programme that contributed towards its maximum, 5 star, Euro NCAP safety rating. This crossover vehicle has 6 air-bags too.
Peugeot 2008 cargo capacity is 350-litres which is class competitive. Equally important, the rear of the vehicle is reasonable flat which enables it to swallow larger, boxier, items such as furniture. Folding the rear seats flat via a single lever increases capacity to 1,194-litres. The rear seats split 60/40 too.
Price & Just Add Fuel
The Peugeot 2008 Crossover Urban Cross costs from £16,495 on the road (petrol), to £17,645 (diesel). It is also available via Just Add Fuel offers. Motorists simply make fixed monthly payments – plus an initial deposit - that covers the cost of the vehicle plus its: insurance, road tax, warranty and roadside assistance.