When Peugeot South Africa revealed pricing for its soon-to-launch new 2008, it opted not to included specification details. Now, however, we’ve come across full specs.

Set to launch locally at the start of February 2021, the second-generation 2008 range will comprise four variants, each powered by a turbocharged 1,2-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine (offered in two outputs).

The exclusively front-driven line-up kicks off with the 2008 Active 1,2T (R359 900), which offers 74 kW/205 N.m and features a six-speed manual gearbox (for a claimed 0-100 km/h time of 10,9 seconds). The three remaining variants each feature the higher-output 96 kW/230 N.m version of the engine, along with a six-speed automatic transmission (for a claimed sprint time of 91, seconds).

The 2008 Active 1,2T is priced at R399 900, while upgrading to the Allure trim level takes the figure to R429 900. The 2008 GT 1,2T, meanwhile, tops the range at R479 900. All models feature a five-year/100 000 km warranty and a three-year/60 000 km service plan as standard.

So, let’s take a look at each specification level. The two Active variants ship standard with items such as 16-inch alloys, tyre-pressure monitoring, colour-coded side-mirror caps, automatic halogen headlamps, manual air-conditioning, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, orange contrast stitching in the cabin, rear parking sensors, cruise control and a seven-inch touchscreen. Safety features for Active derivatives, meanwhile, include ABS with EBD, EBA, six airbags, electronic stability control, hill-start assist and outer rear Isofix anchors.

The mid-spec Allure trim level adds items such as 17-inch alloys, an electro-chromatic rear-view mirror, chrome detailing for the grille (and front bumper), gloss-black roof bars, LED headlamps, front foglamps, automatic air-conditioning, light-blue contrast stitching, Peugeot’s "advanced grip control" system, an electric parking brake, front and rear parking sensors, a reversing camera, window tints, a smartphone storage station and two rear-sited USB ports (in addition to the one up front).

Finally, the flagship GT upgrades to gloss-black side-mirror caps, dark-chrome grille trim, a black roof, a black rear spoiler, full-LED headlamps, eight-colour ambient interior lighting, stainless-steel scuff plates, alloy pedals, lime-green contrast stitching, heated front sports seats, extra Isofix anchors on the front passenger pew, a ten-inch touchscreen, lane-keeping assist, active safety brake, blind-spot monitoring, a frameless rear-view mirror, keyless entry and wireless smartphone charging.

Revealed back in mid-2019, the 2008 now runs on the PSA Group’s latest Common Modular Platform, with the vehicle measuring 4 300 mm long, (up a whopping 140 mm on the original), 1 770 mm wide and 1 530 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2 650 mm. Peugeot SA lists a luggage compartment figure of 434 litres.