When Peugeot's management discovered that they wanted to make more money from their cars than was usual for mass producers, one of the first clear signs of this was an improved sense of quality. Investment is also evident in the renewed 2008. The soft materials of the dashboard and door trims are state-of-the-art, as are the beautiful graphics of the dashboard, which has several views to choose from.
Two nice and useful features are the illuminated USB-C charger in front of the lofty gear lever and the mode switch. The seven switches in the middle row of switches are elegant, with a direct button for interior air distribution.
It's a shame that the fan level and temperature settings can only be accessed from the menu via the touchscreen. The rotary switch is very good for controlling volume, and is more practical than moving the +/- buttons. Radio playback or hands-free phone conversation are not muted when the engine is turned off, which is the way it should be done.
10.0 inches or 25.4 cm is the image diameter of the central touchscreen, which is also available in more modest Peugeot 2008 cars, and you don't have to buy the top model or pay a premium.
As befits 2024, the Peugeot 2008 tested offers wireless connectivity with AndroidAuto and Apple CarPlay, and you don't have to plug in your phone to allow Waze to show you on the car's screen as better-off police officers need to generate income to offset the deficit. Wireless phone charger has become faster, 15 watts instead of 5.
2008 Comfortable and well-ventilated car from the front, the three-stage seat heating is very enthusiastic, the seat starts to burn quickly, but we put it back again to no avail, as if the intensity of the heating does not decrease, only the pauses between turning it on and off are longer, and for this reason the stage may be The first is excessive.
With rear passenger room, the 2008 is one of the narrowest and least thought-out cars in the class. The place is not comfortable for tall people with small door opening and average space. There's no sliding rear seat, as in the Captur and ASX, nor a separate air grille, which the Kamiq offers in this class. Two smart device charging points are also available for those sitting in the back.
The luggage compartment remains 434 litres, which is very good in this segment. The divided luggage rack is available from the mid-equipment level, which is very practical. Spring hanger holds the ground element.