Peugeot 2008 facelift debuts in Latin America
While the European Peugeot 2008 received a mid-generational refresh three years ago, the update for the Latin American version of the SUV has only followed recently. Let us see what it brought along in terms of new design and features.
One major distinguishing feature of the Latin American version is its brand-new front bumper, which enables you to drive into tight spots at 23°. The rear bumper and the lighting are identical to the Europe-sold SUV, though.
As far as the technical aspect is concerned, the new car ships with a modern infotainment system boasting a 7-inch touchscreen display. This is a standard feature and not a paid option.
South American clients can no longer purchase the Peugeot 2008 with a manual transmission, so the six-speed Aisin automatic gearbox is the only option now. In its most basic trim, the car packs a 1.6-liter multi-fuel engine rated at 115 hp (86 kW) for gasoline and 118 hp (88 kW) for ethanol. You may also opt for a more expensive 1.6-liter turbo, capable of 166 hp (124 kW) running on gas and 173 hp (129 kW) on ethanol.
The standard trim ships with four airbags, an ABS, an air conditioner, and a set of basic pressed wheels.
The entire Latin America will get their facelifted Peugeot 2008’s from the same factory in Brazil. Prices begin at the equivalent of U.S. $17,600, with the top trim costing as much as $25,000.
Reporter Artem Sukhanov