New Peugeot 2008 Matches Rival Nissan Juke On Price

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If you’re in the market for a supermini but looking for something a little different than the usual Fiesta, Corsa or Clio, then several manufacturers are offering a small crossover as an alternative.

The first of these was Nissan’s Juke, based on the Micra but a whole lot more interesting. Renault, Ford and others are all joining the fray soon, but Peugeot’s 2008 is next on the scene.

Kicking off at £12,995, the new 2008 matches the entry-level Juke on price, but matches it in concept – take a supermini (in this case the strong-selling Peugeot 208), butch it up a little, and furnish it with interesting styling details.

The 2008 does seem a lot more grown-up than the 208, and like the Juke is available in five-door format only.

Roof rails, a chunky body kit and prominent grille mark it out as something a little different, but the 208’s styling cues are still plain to see.

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Inside it’s very much inspired by the 208 too, and like the upcoming new 308 it uses a low-set, small-diameter steering wheel and high-set dials.

Four trim levels are available: Access+, Active, Allure, and the top-spec Feline. Impressively, despite the 2008’s extra size, each model is less than £1,000 more than the equivalent 208 – so if you were looking at a higher-end 208, the chances are there’s a well-specced 2008 well within your budget.

Economy is strong too, the 1.6 e-HDi models capable of 74.3 mpg and under 100 g/km of CO2, while a three-cylinder 82 bhp petrol engine kicks off the range.

Opt for Allure or Feline trim, and Peugeot’s effective Grip Control system is standard – the combined traction-enhancing systems and ‘Mud & Snow’ tyres should make light work of whatever next winter throws at us!

Priced from: £12,995
Available from: 18th July

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Judging by the success of Nissan’s Juke, and indeed the success of Peugeot’s own 208, the 2008 could be ideally positioned to take a big chunk of the market when it hits the streets this July.

It’ll certainly be worth a look for customers considering a 208, particularly if it’ll be used as a family vehicle now and then – the extra space alone should be worth the price premium.

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