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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Refreshed Peugeot 2008 Shows Off New Shifter Design


The Peugeot 2008 sub-compact SUV has just been teased for the Philippine market with a possible launch at the Manila International Auto Show, but in Europe, it’s already seen with its first minor refresh.

The changes are centered around one thing: a new automatic gear shifter design. The current BMW-like electronic lever concept shared with the Peugeot 3008 and Peugeot 5008 has been replaced by a new toggle switch that takes up far less space and integrates better with the Peugeot i-Cockpit design.

This new control allows the different modes to be selected, Reverse (R), Neutral (N) and Drive (D) via the sleeker looking toggle. Two remote buttons complete the functions: Park (P), and Manual button (M) to manually select the gear engaged using paddles located behind the steering wheel.

In terms of materials, it combines satin chrome, piano black, and a carbon-look for the wrist rest.

Moreover, the 6-speed automatic (AT6 III) has been replaced by a new 8-speed automatic (EAT8) with idle start/stop functionality. Motive power though still remains the same: a 1.2-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder engine with 130 horsepower and 230 Nm of torque.

Do you prefer this new kind of shifter design, or should Peugeot have stuck with the traditional lever?

2 comments:

  1. does this mean the 2008 coming here is the one from 2019?

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    1. We're still getting the 2022 version, but apparently in Europe, the Peugeot 2008 has just been upgraded for 2023.

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