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Peugeot’s compact crossover, the 2008, has been introduced in Australia, where the model has been priced from 21,990 AUD, for the base entry-level version.

According to the local automotive media, the Peugeot 2008 is actually cheaper than one of its main rivals in Australia, the Holden Trax, which costs 23,490 AUD. The new Peugeot 2008 starts at 21,990 AUD while the mid-range Allure can be yours from 27,990 AUD with a manual or $29,990 with an automatic transmission. Order the top of the line Outdoor variant and you should pay at least $31,990 for it.

Peugeot says that the engine lineup will include a 1.2 liter three-cylinder petrol, with 60 kW and 118 Nm of torque, a 1.6 liter petrol with 88 kW and 160 Nm of torque and a 1.6 liter turbo diesel, which isn’t available in the 208 hatchback, offering 68 kW and 230 Nm of torque. The 1.2 liter petrol Active is the most fuel efficient version, being rated at 5.0L / 100 km, being followed by the diesel, at 5.9L / 100 km and the 1.6L petrol, at 6.5L / 100 km. Some of the features available on the 2008 include the rearview camera, 7-inch touch screen, rear parking sensors and more.

Standard features found on the entry-level Active are the stability control, six airbags, cruise control, electric and heated side mirrors, height and reach adjustable leather wrapped steering wheel, trip computer, Bluetooth, fog lights, LED daytime running lights and 16-inch alloy wheels. The Allure is adding sat-nav, rain sensing wipers, panoramic sunroof, automatic headlights, tinted rear side windows and dual-zone climate control. The Outdoor is coming with Grip Control and 17-inch alloy wheels.