Peugeot 2008 review - is it just another supermini crossover? - Design

Peugeot's smallest SUV is a solid and efficient, if completely forgettable option in a crowded class.

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  • Efficient, practical and attractive...
  • ... but outclassed in the areas that matter to us by the normal 208

Design

Originally launched back in 2013, the 2008 is one of the French firm's older models still currently on sale and you can see that in its early iteration of Peugeot’s current design langauge. The 2008 was given a refresh in 2015, transplanting a bolder grille from the larger 3008 and introducing darker finishes to the head and tail lights. The odd stepped roof has remained, garnering no improvement in rear headroom thanks to the fact it is only the edges of the roof which are raised. 

Still, the design is more resolved than the ancient, yet still popular Juke, and remains a relatively practical, if slightly contrived four-ish meters of car.

The 2008’s biggest problem is the slew of fresh sub-compact SUV rivals that have either already hit, or are about to hit the marketplace. In the company of the new VW T-Roc or the Mazda CX-3, the 2008 does have its aesthetic challenges, not least its inabillity to distinguish itself from the sub-compact SUV crowd. 

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