2008 crossover: 5 stars in the Euro NCAP tests and a new power unit 1.2 e-VTi 82 ETG5 | Media Peugeot International

2008 crossover: 5 stars in the Euro NCAP tests and a new power unit 1.2 e-VTi 82 ETG5

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Launched on 25 April, the new Peugeot 2008 crossover is firmly planted on the track to success. At the end of September, a total of more than 54,000 customer orders had already been received in Europe 30, 25,000 of which were in France. On the same date, 25,000 additional orders had been registered, the equivalent of 2.5 months production. The two highest trim levels, Allure and Féline, represent 71% of the mix.Thanks to this flood of customers, 2008 is on the podium for the T0 segment in 4 countries in Europe:- 2nd place in Denmark,- 3rd place in France, Portugal and Holland.This positive momentum is now strengthened by the 5 stars in the Euro NCAP tests and the new 1.2 e-VTi 82 ETG5 power unit.

The tests carried out by the independent Euro NCAP organisation give assurance of 2008’s high safety levels. The equipment fitted as standard is a perfect illustration of this: - cruise control – speed limiter, ESP (grouping together anti-slip regulation - ASR, dynamic stability control - DSC, emergency braking assistance – EBA, and electronic brake force distribution - EBFD),- disc brakes on all four wheels, - six airbags (two frontal, two lateral, two curtain), - three-anchorage Isofix mountings.2008 also benefits from Peugeot’s leadership in tertiary safety, with the Peugeot Connect SOS and Peugeot Connect Assistance services. In the event of an incident, the geo-location of the vehicle is determined and emergency or roadside assistance procedures implemented.Moreover, the Peugeot i-Cockpit places the driver in the ideal position. Becoming one with their car, access to all controls is intuitive. The Peugeot i-Cockpit comprises a small multi-function steering wheel, adjustable for height and reach, a head-up instrument panel and a semi-floating 7’’ touch screen.To win new customers, the 2008 range now offers a 1.2 e-VTi 82 ETG5 version. The CO2 emissions are reduced to just 99g/km. The 3-cylinder petrol engine has Stop&Start which reduces fuel consumption by up to 15% in urban driving. It is coupled to the 5-speed electronically controlled ETG (Efficient Tronic Gearbox). Its creep function, particularly useful for low-speed manoeuvres, allows the vehicle to move at idle without touching the accelerator pedal.
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