Updated 2017 Peugeot 2008 confirmed for Australia

New styling and turbocharged engine for 2017 Peugeot 2008 range…

Updated 2017 Peugeot 2008 confirmed for Australia

Peugeot’s Australian dealerships are about to take delivery of an updated version of the Peugeot 2008 SUV.

Announced today by Peugeot Australia and available from late February, the update brings a rework of the models front styling, including a new grille and redesigned headlights.

A new paint colour is also available – Ultimate Red (as seen in the photos).

Rear tweaks to the Peugeot 2008 extend to new-look LED tail-lights, which Peugeot tell us are reminiscent of lion claws.

Updated 2017 Peugeot 2008 confirmed for AustraliaBut the biggest change comes under the 2008 bonnet with the discontinuation of the 1.6 litre turbo-diesel engine.

In its place comes the 81kW/205Nm turbocharged 1.2 litre three-cylinder petrol engine to all variants.

The change also means that every vehicle in the Peugeot 2008 range now comes as standard with an auto transmission – a six-speed sequential unit.

A revised model line-up also comes with the update with Active, Allure and GT-Line models coming online.

This means the Peugeot 2008 Outdoor (a diesel-powered model) is deleted and replaced by the GT-Line.

And buyers of the entry-level Active models get an auto as standard thanks to the update.

While lastly, Peugeot has confirmed the addition of a reverse camera and mirror screen functionality (including Apple Carplay and MirrorLink) as standard.

Updated 2017 Peugeot 2008 confirmed for Australia“Now with new technology, new line-up and an all-new powertrain, the 2008 becomes the complete package for Australian customers,” said General Manager of Peugeot Australia, Kai Bruesewitz.

“We are very excited about the introduction of the new-look 2008 range as it signals a significant year for the Peugeot SUV stable with the all-new 3008 and 5008 following hot on the 2008’s heels.”


  1. Not a big fan of European cars, but I might make an exception on this one. I’m not expecting a lot but I can say the updates are at par with the latest releases from the same category.

  2. I’ve own a peugeot and this cars have demonstrated to evolve according to required circumstances. Im really glad that at least some car companies are trying to exceed consumers expectations, because a lot of car brands now a days just keep on bringing old styles but in simple different shapes, colors and names.

  3. I am not sure what they meant by updated. Due to the fact that this is a 2008 model but it looks good. Im curious on the specs.

  4. I like the six-speeds and the reverse camera, but Diesel gas is expensive and harder to come by. That being said, it is a pretty looking car and I’m sure it could take intense road conditions.

  5. That new colour line – ultimate red is just luscious. It’s so good to see that it’s a diesel too. Just my type of vehicle.

    What a piece of art Peugeot!

  6. I noticed one type. Once, where it should have read ‘every’, it only read ‘ever’. Otherwise, that definitely is a slick looking car.

  7. A new paint colour is also available – Ultimate Red. What I think that, red might represent shinny, it might suit for youth to drive it.

  8. That car’s packing heeaaat! I’d be curious to find out the starting price for that model. How does the torque hold up compared to previous editions?

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