Peugeot has been boasting of its innovative Grip Control enhanced traction technology in the Peugeot 2008 Crossover, and perhaps there is no better way to prove its effectiveness than to field a demonstration of its capability. During the vehicle's launch event for UK media, Peugeot brought journalists into the Snowdome in Tamworth, Staffs.
Upon their arrival at the Snowdome, journalists were greeted by examples of the all-new Peugeot 2008 Crossover at the base of the 170-meter ski slope. Peugeot then had the journalists drive a 2008 without Grip Control, and they found it hard to even drive a few meters on the hard-packed snow. Then, they were made to drive another 2008, this time with Grip Control.
This enhanced traction technology coupled with all season tires – which is standard for every car with Grip Control – allowed the Peugeot 2008 climb with ease the top of the ski slope, which boasts of an average gradient of 27 degrees and a 90-degree corner. The demonstration did not stop there.
The drivers were also made to perform an emergency stop while going down the slope. The result was very impressive as the new traction system allowed the 2008 to quickly stop on its tracks midway the slope. Grip Control is developed for drivers who love to drive on a wide range of surfaces and occasionally need extra traction.
Grip Control, which is a patented technology from the PSA Group, works on the front wheels to boost driver confidence and safety, acting through components already fitted to the unit. Grip Control offers a number of driving mode. The standard mode is recommended for normal road conditions and where there is a low level of skidding.
Depending on the road and skidding conditions, a driver could choose other modes like Snow, Off-Road, Sand or ESP Off. Grip Control is standard on Allure and Feline trim levels with 1.6 petrol and diesel engines. The all-new Peugeot 2008 Crossover with Grip Control carries a starting price of £16,195 OTR.
Peugeot 2008 revamps the benchmarks for larger-sized automobiles in the small vehicle group. Inventive from your very first look, it effectively combines the two worlds. The powerful style trend confirms its individuality adding to functionality, size, and drive experience.
With its lifted poise, the 2008 drives on mud and snow tyres and 17-inch alloy wheels with a matte finish. The distinct form of the wheel arch gives the Peugeot 2008 a good indication of pure ability. The black bumpers and body sills safeguard it, along with stainless-steel front and rear off-road safety panels with chrome side mouldings.
The front fascia assumes the style canons of the Marque. The parts are accurately adjusted, all unneeded components are removed. Delicately sculptured, the hood expounds the safety, power, and grace of the 2008. The floating grille is hewn from a block and is positioned vertically with a look that is at once elegant and powerful. The inventive headlights are styled specifically to the technological functionality.
Crisp, they work with the body to form a cat's eye. Sculptured, they are a part of the front end, providing it with an even more dramatic, technical, and unique personality. This appearance is highlighted by LED day running lights. The hood and wings finish this uplifting feeling of accuracy, safety, and sturdiness, while still being light.