B-segment SUVs represent one of the hottest global markets, so Peugeot wants to make sure its e-2008 remains fresh and competitive against its competitors.
There weren’t any drastic changes to the car, but the mid-cycle facelift aligns the model to Peugeot’s latest visual identity, first introduced with the 508 earlier this year.
Fresh new claws
New claw-like triple vertical lights are built into the bumper’s glossy black inserts, matching up with the front grille and full-LED headlights.
The taillights were also given a slight makeover, using three superimposed horizontal double slats. Other novelties include new 16 to 18-inch wheels moulded after those offered for the 408, and these look extra funky.
The launch colour pictured here is Selenium Grey, while the GT variant gets a two-tone paint and black roof look as standard. However, regardless of colour, all e-2008s will get black side mirror caps.
Cabin commodities are mostly the same as the outgoing model, with the most notable change being an updated 10-inch touchscreen as opposed to the 7-inch displays in the pre-facelift model.
Step up to the Allure or GT and customers will also get a newly designed 10-inch digital instrument cluster, which comes with Peugeot’s 3D i-cockpit on the GT trim level. Settle for the base Active and the small SUV will come with standard analogue dials.
More power and range
Arguably the biggest update to the new E-2008 is its extra power and range. Inheriting the same hardware from the E-208 and E-308, a single electric motor delivers 115kW (156 bhp), translating to a 15 per cent increase from the outgoing model.
The battery pack has also increased from 50 to 54 kWh, which has bumped the range up to from 345 to 406 kilometres (WLTP).
For those who’d rather have a simpler internal combustion powertrain, Peugeot is still selling the 2008 with a three-cylinder, 1.2-litre turbocharged gasoline engine. Output stands at 100 bhp through a 6-speed manual gearbox or 130 bhp via an 8-speed automatic.
We should be seeing the facelifted e-2008 make its debut sometime later in 2023 for the Singapore market.