The Auto Express Driver Power survey is the biggest motoring satisfaction report of its type, with participation from more than 70,000 UK car owners who were asked to judge their car in a host of crucial areas. We’re thrilled to reveal that the new 2008 SUV scooped the Gold award in the highly competitive Small SUV category, beating ALL of its competitors.
It was highest rated in its class in five categories including Engine & Gearbox, Exterior, Safety Features, MPG & Running Costs, Reliability & Build Quality.
In presentation of the award, Auto Express stated :
“Small SUVs have to strike a careful balance between practicality, frugal running costs and agile driving to suit the urban environments in which they’re often used. The new PEUGEOT 2008 SUV has done exactly this and has beaten more established competitors to the title in this competitive sector .”
In addition, Steve Fowler editor-in-chief of Auto Express said :
“The 2008 SUV’s gold award in the small SUV category shows how happy customers are with modern PEUGEOTs, and shows that the brand has a clear understanding of its customers’ needs and desires .”
A feature that has proven highly desirable is the 2008 SUV’s PEUGEOT i-Cockpit®. Unique to the Peugeot brand, it embodies the driving characteristics of the Peugeot 2008 SUV, being agile, intuitive and safe. It features a compact sports steering wheel which offers precise steering and manoeuvrability, which is teamed with a 7” multifunction colour touchscreen,with Mirror Screen® functionality comprising, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay™ and Mirror Link®, putting all the functionality at your fingertips. In addition, the head-up instrument panel allows driver information to be accessed without taking the eyes off the road.
Innovation is not just limited to the interior, Grip Control® - an adapted traction control system – gives the 2008 SUV versatility on all types of terrain. Equipment available on the Peugeot 2008 SUV also includes (subject to trim level) 3D Connected Satellite Navigation, colour reversing camera, Active City Brake and Park Assist. The Euro 6 engines such as the 1.2L PureTech 130 Stop&Start 6-speed manual, another big hit with Driver Power respondents, ensure high-level driving pleasure while remaining fuel efficient.
It was a case of double honours too, as the Peugeot 108 also collected an award, picking up Silver in the Best City Car category, achieving an overall customer satisfaction score of 89.09% and top ratings across the sector in the following Driver Power Judging Categories: Ride & Handling, Practicality & Boot Space.
David Peel, Managing Director at Peugeot UK said:
“Achieving the Auto Express Driver Power award of Best Small SUV is an outstanding achievement. Auto Express Driver Power is a highly-respected customer satisfaction survey because the results are the views of the most important people – those who buy our cars.
“In a competitive segment, for our valued customers to say that the 2008 SUV is the best small SUV on the market just vindicates all the hard work put in by Peugeot's talented teams of designers and engineers. It has been a huge sales success for us with style, innovation and efficiency at its core.
“The success of the Peugeot108 in the Best City Car category also demonstrates the breadth of choice and quality that Peugeot customers can expect. Our smallest car continues to offer customers a winning blend of practicality, driver appeal and most importantly quality. The icing on the cake is its overall placing of 48 th in the Top 75 and the Peugeot 2008 SUV finishing a sensational 16th overall.”
Added: 12th June 2017