The facelifted Peugeot 2008 has been unveiled, three years since the compact SUV was first introduced. It now receives subtle visual updates and a refreshed interior. A new GT Line variant also complements the Access, Active and Allure trims.

Exterior-wise, the 2008 remains largely the same, save for a new vertical front grille, slightly revised headlamps, black wheelarch extensions and new scuff plates. A new ultimate red colour scheme is also available for the facelifted SUV.

As for the new GT Line trim, it comes with gloss black elements on the front grille surrounds (with black chrome facets and red ‘Peugeot’ lettering), fog light covers, mirror casings, roof rails and 17-inch wheels. The rear stainless steel scuff plate now incorporates the exhaust pipe, while GT Line badges are displayed on each front wing and tailgate.

Inside, the 2008 retains the i-Cockpit, which allows drivers to keep their eyes on the road. On top of that, the infotainment system now supports Mirror Link and Apple CarPlay. The GT Line, meanwhile, adds stainless steel sills with the Peugeot logo, aluminium pedals, red stitching throughout the interior and red LED lights for the instrument cluster.

New to the 2008 is the Active City Brake technology, which utilises a LIDAR mounted on the upper part of the windscreen, and automatically brakes in the event of a collision. A reverse camera is also available.

Engine-wise, the 2008 comes with a choice of petrol and diesel motors. New to the range are PureTech three-cylinder petrol engines, which are lighter and claimed to offer better fuel efficiency (available in the 208 and 308). With a displacement of 1.2 litres, it’s divided into PureTech 82, PureTech 110 and PureTech 130 variants. The diesel 1.6 litre BlueHDi engines come in three power outputs: 75 hp, 100 hp and 120 hp.

The engines, can be paired with a choice of a five- or six-speed manual gearbox and a six-speed Efficient Automatic Transmission (EAT6) with Quickshift technology.

GALLERY: Peugeot 2008 facelift

GALLERY: Peugeot 2008 GT Line