New Peugeot 2008: Winning formula

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Carmart Ltd., the sole agent, authorised repairer, and spare parts distributor for Peugeot in Sri Lanka launched the new Peugeot 2008 facelift model at the Colombo Motor show at the BMICH.

The previous model 2008 entered the market in 2013 and immediately appealed to new car buyers. Customers particularly appreciated its elegance and dynamic performance. It has enjoyed continuous growth in sales volumes, with production of over 500,000 units worldwide. 

The new Peugeot 2008 is now taking on an even more assertive, powerful and appealing SUV design. Its wheel arch extensions (from Allure level), new vertical front grille and scuff plates (from Allure level) confirm its robustness, designed for everyday use. The new Ultimate Red colour further epitomises the power and desirability of the new 2008. The Access, Active and Allure levels are complemented by the new superior ‘GT Line’ model. This desirable trim level is already a very popular choice on other key PEUGEOT models (208, 308 and 508), and adds a sporty theme with a red/black coloured features and unique trim.

An innovative feature on the new 2008 is the ability to mirror ones phone onto the car’s 7” touchscreen display, which gives the ability to use GPS navigation, music, and other apps on the car’s screen. Its feature level is unmatched in brand new SUVs in its class, with Bluetooth hands free and audio streaming, parking sensors, dual zone climate control, Peugeot’s innovative i-Cockpit, and a stop/start system all standard on all versions.

The 2008 maintains its five-star Euro NCAP crash safety rating, making it one of the safest compact SUVs in its class. 

The new Peugeot 2008 goes on sale through Carmart with an attractive starting price of Rs. 7.8 million. Carmart has also joined with HNB to offer special leasing packages, with rentals as low as Rs. 103,362 fully duty paid, and Rs. 74,950 for permit holders (with a 30% down payment).

Founded in 1953 by the late Clarence Amerasinghe, Carmart is one of the oldest automobile importers in Sri Lanka, and also one of the oldest continuously operating distributors for its franchises in the Asian region. The company developed a solid and loyal customer base that has been patronising its’ services for more than five decades. As such, through the years, Carmart has become a household name and a landmark in Sri Lanka.