The up-dated Peugeot e-2008 can travel 22-miles further on a fully charged battery

2022 model year examples of the e-208 supermini and larger e-2008 crossover will benefit from a much bigger range, Peugeot has announced.

Changes to the e-208’s mechanicals and specifications mean it can now cover 225-miles – eight more than previously – while the e-2008 is capable of travelling 214-miles from a full charge of its 50kWh battery compared to 192-miles.

The gains have been made possible by introducing a new gearbox ratio that is said to be better suited to motorway driving speeds in addition to a new heat pump and interior humidity sensor that optimise the ventilation system’s heating and cooling capabilities.

In the case of the 208, petrol, diesel and EV versions ride on either 16-inch ‘A+’-rated tyres or larger 17-inch rims, with the low rolling resistance rubber on the e-2008 measuring 17-inches in diameter.

As well as sharing the same lithium-ion packs, the e-208 and e-2008 continue to be powered by an identical front axle-mounted e-motor that develops 134bhp.

Both vehicles can also accept 100kW rapid charging, so an 80% charge of their respective batteries can now be completed in approximately half-an-hour.

In response to customer feedback, Peugeot has taken the decision to condense the model line-up of each vehicle, dropping the previous entry-level ‘Allure’ to leave ‘Active Premium’, ‘Allure Premium’, ‘GT’ and ‘GT Premium’.

‘Diamond Black’ door mirror covers have been added to the exterior styling of ‘Active Premium’ and ‘Allure Premium’ examples of the 208 for the purpose of creating “a more distinctive sportier look”.

In the case of the 2008, the same gloss black door mirror caps appear on ‘Active Premium’ and ‘Allure Premium’ models. Another first sees Nera Black metallic offered as standard having previously only been available on ‘GT’ and ‘GT Premium’ spec.

The choice of petrol and diesel engines has been streamlined as well by Peugeot, with the more powerful versions of the three-cylinder ‘PureTech’ petrol engines sending their power to the front wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission.

There is no word on cost just yet, although pricing should remain broadly similar to the existing line-up before the up-dates are introduced early in the new year.

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